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Search for U.S. Show Jumping Team Chef d' Equipe to Begin With Forums in California and New York

by gaillardm | Sep 24, 2004, 12:00 PM

The United States Equestrian Federation is seeking an individual to fill the position of Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe. The successful candidate will be provided with a contract for the 2005-2008 quadrenium and possibly longer.

A Search Committee has been appointed (Eric Straus, Chairman, Norman Dello Joio, Anne Kursinski, George Morris, Karen O’Connor, Jessica Ransehousen, and Robert Ridland). The Committee is charged with developing a job description for the Chef d’Equipe, conducting a search for the individual who will fill this position, and making a recommendation which will be reviewed by the Show Jumping High Performance Committee and the High Performance Working Group, and approved by the USEF Executive Committee.

The Committee invites riders who are currently included on the USET Computer List, their owners, and other interested individuals to participate in two forums to provide their input on this important position:

Friday, October 1
5 PM
Arena Room
Del Mar International Horse Show
Del Mar, CA

Saturday, November 6th
11 am
Meeting Room #4
Syracuse Invitational
Syracuse, NY

The Committee suggests that the successful candidate will have the following qualities:

•The will to win;

•Successful international experience as a rider, coach, and/or chef d’equipe at the Championship level;

•Proven leadership ability to guide the High Performance Plan to the Championship level;

•Demonstrated ability to work successfully with: athletes, veterinarians, owners, and fellow USEF staff members; and

•Provide assurance that personal conflicts of interest do not exist.

This position will be advertised on the USEF website www.usef.org and in various equine publications. Interested individuals must express their interest in the position in writing, and include their CV and competition history. Replies should be sent to Mrs. Sally Ike, Director of Show Jumping High Performance Activities, PO Box 83, Gladstone, New Jersey 07934, fax (908)234-9417, email [email protected].

For more information, please contact Maria Partlow, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications on (859) 225-6941 or via email at [email protected]. USEF press releases are available on our web site – www.usef.org.