The U.S. Equestrian Federation Jumping Sport Committee has approved modifications to the 2019 Platinum Performance USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals based on recommendations from the Talent Search Task Force.
As a result of an assessment of the 2018 Talent Search Finals East (New Jersey) and West (California) and feedback collected from key constituents, the following changes are in effect beginning in 2019:
• Finals fence height 1.15-meters (previously 1.20-meters).
• A trot fence, not to exceed .90, may be permitted prior to the first gymnastics exercise.
• Judges will have the ability to develop their own gymnastics courses with the approval of the designated Talent Search Finals Technical Delegate.
Qualifying criteria for the 2019 Talent Search Finals will remain the same; however, the Talent Search Task Force will continue to outline modification recommendations to the Jumping Sport Committee for consideration regarding the 2019/2020 Talent Search Finals qualifying classes.