July 5, 2011 -- The Endurance Eligible Athlete Committee and Endurance High Performance Committee have recommended Emmett Ross to be the U.S. Endurance Chef d' Equipe. The recommendation will go to the USEF High Performance Working Group before being presented to the USEF Executive Committee.
Fourteen applications were received by the Search Committee. The Committee rated each applicant, and presented their findings to the USEF Endurance Eligible Athlete Committee. Taking into account the ratings of the applicants and the recommendations of the Athlete Committee, the Endurance High Performance Committee named four applicants to the short list for the Endurance Chef d'Equipe.
The short-listed applicants attended the Ashland CEI held in Ashland Montana June 10-12. Over the two days of competition, High Performance Committee members and Athletes were encouraged to meet and get to know the applicants.
Following the competition, the High Performance and Athletes Committee members conducted formal interviews with each of the four applicants. Afterward, the Athletes Committee made their final recommendation to the High Performance Committee. The High Performance Committee accepted the recommendation of the Athletes, and is recommending Mr. Ross for the position.
Emmet Ross competed in the 1980's and 1990's, and was a member of the North American Championship Gold Medal Team in 1986. To Date, he has participated in over 150 FEI events as coach/trainer in numerous countries. Mr. Ross served as Chef d' Equipe for the Qatar Endurance Team.
As an Organizer, Emmet Ross was part of the management team for the 1984 and 1996 Olympic Games, and most recently was Event Manager for the 2010 World Equestrian Games Endurance Championship.
Emmett Ross currently manages a private training facility in Texas.