December 2, 2016--The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce that Robert Dover will act as Technical Advisor in addition to serving as Chef d'Equipe at agreed upon U.S. Dressage Team competitions. He will also continue to play a significant role in fundraising for U.S. Dressage programs.
"I am thrilled and honored to remain in the position of Dressage Technical Advisor for the USEF," said Dover. "I look forward to continuing to work with staff, volunteers and athletes to produce training and competitive programs for sustained excellence for the U.S. Equestrian Dressage Team."
Dover assumed the U.S. Dressage Chef d' Equipe/Technical Advisor role in 2013. Under his leadership, the U.S. Dressage Team returned to the podium at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, winning a Team Bronze medal. A six-time U.S. Olympian and four-time Olympic Bronze medalist, Dover has spearheaded the development of an effective pipeline program focused on maintaining U.S. Dressage's standard of excellence across all levels.
Alongside his Technical Advisor role, Robert will continue to lead the fundraising efforts with which he has been so successful over the last three years. The funds he has helped raise have contributed significantly to the growth and success of the programs.
"Robert has done so many positive things for U.S. Dressage. From returning our team to the Olympic podium to growing our development program, there is no one better to lead U.S. dressage," said USEF President Chrystine Tauber. "As an athlete, chef d'equipe, or technical advisor, it has been wonderful to see the amazing impact he has had on this sport and our athletes. I know Robert will work hard to build upon this success."
Dover will serve as the U.S. Dressage Technical Advisor for the next two years.