Thursday, February 10, 2011

Endurance: USEF Seeks Candidates for Endurance Chef d'Equipe

Lexington, KY - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is seeking an individual to fill the position of Endurance Chef d'Equipe.  The successful candidate will be provided with a contract for the 2011-2014 quadrennial and possibly longer.

A Search Committee has been appointed:
James Wolf - Executive Director, Sports Programs
Joseph Mattingley - Endurance High Performance Committee chair
Tony Benedetti - Endurance High Performance Committee member
Kathy Brunjes - Endurance High Performance Committee member, Endurance Athlete Representative to the USEF Executive Board
Linda Howard - Endurance High performance Committee, Endurance Selector
Jeff Petska - USEF Chef d'Equipe for Reining
Vonita Bowers - Director of Endurance

The Search Committee has been charged with developing a job description for the Chef d'Equipe, conducting a search for an individual to fill this position and making a recommendation to be reviewed by the Endurance High Performance Committee, the High Performance Working Group and the USEF Executive Committee.

The committee has met several times to discuss the aspects of the search process and to develop a job description.  The members will continue to meet regularly with a goal of selecting a candidate by June 1, 2011.  The Committee requests that Endurance High Performance Committee members and Endurance Active Athletes identify and encourage qualified applicants to apply.

The ideal candidate will meet the qualifications as defined in the job description; however, any candidate who generally meets the qualifications is encouraged to apply.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications after March 1, 2011.

This position, including job description, is posted on the USEF website:, specifically on the Job Opportunities page here:

Advertisements will be placed in various equine publications. Individuals wishing to apply for the position should do so in writing, including a CV and competition history, and forward the information to:

Vonita Bowers, Director of Endurance
4047 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511,
FAX (859) 231-6662, Email

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