Lexington, Kentucky The US Equestrian (USEF) has introduced the appointment of David O’Connor to the newly created place of Chief of Sports activities, efficient October 3, 2022.
O’Connor is not any stranger to US equestrianism, successful particular person gold and group bronze in eventing on the 2000 Sydney Summer time Olympics and group silver on the 1996 Atlanta Summer time Olympics. As well as, David served as President of the USEF from 2004 till 2012, and at present he’s a member of the FEI Board of Administrators. In 2021, he acquired the USOPC’s Douglas Common MacArthur Exemplary Service Award in recognition of his continued contribution and contribution to equestrian sports activities in his Olympic and Paralympic actions.
O’Connor’s duties will likely be primarily strategically targeted. He’s answerable for working with the Government Workforce on the USEF Strategic Plan and its initiatives, general worldwide and nationwide sport help for sport integrity, training, horse and human security and welfare. As well as, he oversees worldwide and home sports activities operations and is an accredited affiliate of the USOPC, FEI, and USEF to make sure that the sports activities sector’s short-term and long-term strategic plans are aligned with USEF priorities.
“I’m very excited concerning the alternatives that this new function inside USEF brings,” mentioned O’Connor. “The chance to take a 365-degree view of equestrian sport from a nationwide and international perspective and share methods to make sure security, wellbeing and pleasure whereas rising the game throughout all breeds and disciplines is an thrilling prospect.” My ardour has all the time been horses and selling equestrian sport inside and out of doors the equestrian group is a vital mission, each personally and for USEF as an entire.”
USEF CEO Invoice Moroney mentioned: “As a key member of the Government Management Workforce, David will present considerate management, modern problem-solving, and share numerous concepts to information strategic actions and demanding enterprise choices and drive priorities. and lead change for organizational success.”
US Equestrian Federation President Tom O’Mara added: