Applications are now being accepted to participate in the 2016 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Selection Trials.  The Trials will be held at William Woods University in Fulton, MO., December 4-5, 2015.  A riders’ meeting/draw will be held the evening of Friday, December 4, and the Selection Trials will take place on Saturday, December 5, with team member anouncements that evening.

Online applications must be submitted through the My USEF Account for members by clicking on the heading for “Event Applications” and then “Saddle Seat World Cup Application.”  Selection information and other details may also be located at

Applications must be submitted by September 1, 2015.

The Saddle Seat World Cup is a bi-annual competition that originated in the early 1980’s with an informal exchange of Saddle Seat riders in the United States and South Africa.  Originally a three-gaited Saddle Seat Equitation show-case, it has expanded to include a five-gaited competition.  Teams from as many as five nations now compete for the coveted World Cup titles.  The 2016 Saddle Seat World Cup Competition is scheduled to take place in South Africa.

The 2016 World Cup Team efforts are proudly supported by the United Professional Horseman’s Association (UPHA) and the USA Equestrian Trust.  To learn more about contributing to and supporting the 2016 Team efforts, contact Lori Nelson, USEF Assistant Executive Director, National Affiliates, at

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