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USA Equestrian

USA Equestrian Officers Elected

New USA Equestrian officers were elected January 16, during the Annual Meeting held January 15-19, in Lexington, KY.

Alan F. Balch was re-elected to a final two-year term as President. Olympian David J. O'Connor of The Plains, VA, was elected as Vice President, Judith F. Werner of Waterloo, IL, will serve as Secretary and Kathy Knill Meyer of Edwards, CO, as Treasurer. Olympian Carol C. Lavell of Loxahatchee, FL, will serve as Assistant Secretary and Stephen O. Hawkins of Ho Ho Kus, NJ, as Assistant Treasurer. These officers will serve until 2005.

For more information on the events of the Annual Meeting visit USA Equestrian's web site at

USA 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.


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