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USA Equestrian
Athlete Representation Selected For U.S. Equestrian Board

Lexington, KY and Gladstone, NJ – July 1 - As required by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), the newly formed United States Equestrian Federation Board must include at least 20% representation by eligible Athletes on its Board and certain committees. There are two seats for each of the Olympic disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping, one seat for each of the FEI disciplines of Driving, Endurance, Reining and Vaulting, one seat for a Paralympic athlete and one seat to be held by the USOC Active Athletes Committee Representative.

The following athletes have been selected as voted on by their peers:


· Sue Blinks of Wellington, FL
· Robert Dover of Wellington, FL


· Karen O’Connor of The Plains, VA
· Bruce Davidson, Sr. of Unionville, PA


· Leslie Howard of Westport, CT
· Anne Kursinski of Frenchtown, NJ


· Chester Weber of Ocala, FL or Lisa Singer of Chadds Ford, PA (run-off pending)


· Valarie Kanavy of Fort Valley, VA


· Pete Kyle of Whitesboro, TX


· Devon Maitozo of Los Angeles, CA

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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