The United States Federation’s Executive Committee has approved the recommendation of Robert Ridland as the next U.S. Show Jumping Chef d’ Equipe and Technical Advisor.
Ridland brings to the position several decades of international experience including two appearances at Olympic Games. He has also been involved in the governing of show-jumping as a USEF board member and is an international course designer. Ridland has twice won the Course Designer of the Year Award. He operates, Blenheim EquiSports, which manages horse shows in California in addition to having run three Rolex/FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas.
He will take on his new role in 2013 when George Morris retires after six years at the post.
The search for a new candidate began in June and six applications were received. Contract negotiations are still pending according to the USEF.