It’s time for an encore–Robert Dover will be technical advisor for the U.S. dressage team through the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games, while continuing to raise funds as he did so successfully before the Olympics.
“I am thrilled and honored to remain in the position of dressage technical advisor for the USEF,” he said after coming to an agreement with the U.S. Equestrian Federation.
“I look forward to continuing to work with staff, volunteers and athletes to produce training and programs for sustained excellence for the U.S. Equestrian Dressage Team,” added Robert, who also will serve as chef d’equipe at certain competitions.
Dover amassed quite a record after taking on the chef d’ equipe/technical advisor role in 2013. In addition to winning a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics last summer, the squad under his leadership took team gold and individual gold and silver at the Pan American Games and finished fourth at the 2014 WEG.
“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.”