Of Federation President Available On Website
F. Balch, president of USA Equestrian from 1997 to 2002, was reelected
on Thursday for a final two-year term, ending in January 2005.
Now available at www.equestrian.org/EquestrianGovernance/index.asp
are Balch's remarks from the January 16th USA Equestrian Board
of Directors Meeting held during the Annual Meeting in Lexington,
KY. Additional documents will be posted as they become available.
USA Equestrian Annual Meeting concludes January 19th. For complete
coverage of the USA Equestrian Annual Meeting, log on to http://www.equestrian.org/convention/2003/.
Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the
U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship
sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show
jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines
of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation
has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions
nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including
educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates
who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.