As the National Governing Body (NGB) for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), US Equestrian plays a strategic role in outlining a vision and process for hosting key equestrian competitions in the United States. Part of this role includes selecting and fielding teams for major events.

These major events can be multi-sport mega events, such as the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American Games (PAG), and the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Other major events include those that are FEI-owned championships and finals, such as FEI Nations Cup™ competitions for dressage, eventing, jumping, driving and vaulting; World Cup Finals and junior and young rider championships (NAJYRC); as well as US Equestrian-owned championships and finals. 

Additionally, US Equestrian works with Organizing Committees (OCs) to ensure a coordinated and coherent approach to supporting, securing, and staging major U.S. events. With the hope of engaging, leaving a lasting legacy, and growing equestrian sport, US Equestrian aims to inspire the next generation of U.S. athletes.



Information on the Bid Process, Guidelines and Applications for FEI Major Events can be found here.

Forms and Publications

Major Events Strategy

Major Events Strategy - Adopted June 20, 2016. The AIM of the Major Events Strategy is to bring vision and process to the hosting of key equestrian competitions in the USA. The Strategy sets out how the USEF will work with Organizing Committees (OCs) to ensure a coordinated and coherent approach to supporting Major Events and helping OCs secure and stage key events. The Strategy also aims to give some structure to the criteria that will be used to approve events that requires some type of “special approval” and that have a sporting benefit.

2024 Olympic Games Staff Selection Procedures

Staff Selection Procedures for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Inspiring Future Equestrians

With an emphasis on winning to inspire, US Equestrian serves as the pedestal for supporting Elite and Developing athletes alike in their endeavor to compete on a U.S. team at a major event, both within the United States and abroad.