Robert Ridland Approved for U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor Position

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Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation’s Executive Committee has approved the recommendation of Robert Ridland as the next U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor pending the successful negotiation of a contract. This position will become available in 2013 when George Morris retires after six years of service. Ridland was recommended to the Executive Committee by the Show Jumping Eligible Athlete Committee and the Show Jumping High Performance Committee. Eric Straus chaired the Search Committee which guided this process.

This process began in June: and six applications were received by the USEF for consideration:

Ridland (Irvine, CA) has a vast scope of knowledge and experience. He represented the United States on two Olympic teams, he is a course designer and competition manager, and has served on the FEI Jumping Committee and on the USEF Board of Directors. His company, Blenheim EquiSports, manages horse shows in California in addition to having run three Rolex/FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.

For more information about the Chef d’Equipe/Technical Advisor position, please contact Director, High Performance Jumping, Lizzy Chesson at

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