Robert Costello The Carolinas Equestrian 01 Robert Costello
ROC Equestrian and Chairman of the Selection Working Group for the Land Rover US Eventing Team

TCE: The minimum requirements to be considered for a place on the U.S. team consists of being a U.S. citizen, being registered with the FEI and basic age requirements for horse and rider (horses must be at least 8 years of age; riders must have been born before December 31, 2000).  Aside from these requirements, what is the committee looking for in eventers and their horses to be chosen to represent the U.S. at WEG? 

RC: All Consistency of results would be a high-priority when selecting … but not necessarily “winning” every-time out.  The team needs to be composed of horse-rider combinations that have a proven record of consistent results in international competition over a significant period of time.  Soundness of the horse is also a vital factor in selection.