British Olympic gold-winning eventer Leslie Law is through to the last two in the race to be United States eventing team chef d’equipe/technical advisor, from 2013.

Leslie, who moved to the States in 2005 and US Olympic gold-medallist eventer David O’Connor, who will coach the Canadians until December 2012, are through to the final phase.

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) received nine applications from six different nations for this job and six were interviewed by the “search committee” over the past two weeks.

“The applicant group was extremely qualified with over thirty Olympic, Pan American, European Championship, and World Equestrian Games medals between them,” said a spokesman.

Leslie and David will face the athletes at an open rider meeting on Thursday, March 10, at Red Hills Horse Trials in Tallahassee, Florida.

Then the USEF Eventing Eligible Athlete Committee will conduct a second round of interviews with the pair and their recommendation will be passed to the Eventing High Performance Committee.