Eva Salomon has resigned from her position as managing director and chef d’equipe of dressage for the U.S. Equestrian Federation, but she plans to continue working with the U.S. dressage program.
Salomon, who has worked for the USEF for three years, will move back to her home country of Sweden at the beginning of February to spend time with and care for her mother. In November, Salomon’s mother, who will soon turn 90, became ill.
“It’s difficult to be far away,” said Salomon. “It’s not like you can jump on a plane and be there straight away.”
While based in Europe, Salomon will continue helping the USEF dressage program in some way, although the details have yet to be finalized.
“We’re still trying to work out how we are going to do it. The riders had requested that they would get more help when they were in Europe to compete, so that is something that we’re discussing—how I can assist them, being in Europe,” said Salomon. “We think it can be a really good way of keeping it still connected. I know the ropes; I know how everything is done. I know the riders, or most of them at least, so I think it’s a good solution.”