Equestrian Website To Debut on July 24
New Jersey and Lexington, KentuckyJuly 23, 2003The
new website of U.S. Equestrian, the expected new National Governing
Body (NGB) for equestrian sport, will debut on Thursday, July,
website, developed by representatives of USA Equestrian and the
United States Equestrian Team (USET), will be available by accessing
the address, www.usef.org.
website is in the preliminary development stages and will continue
to evolve and expand in preparation of U.S. Equestrian Federation
becoming the NGB for equestrian sport on December 1, 2003. The
website contains current information on the status of the new
NGB, expected to be approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee this
fall. Included are details on the timetable for the start of the
NGB, its by-laws, officers, Board of Directors and various working
is also a section for news, links to the websites of USA Equestrian
and the USET, and a way to contact the executive directors of
those two organizations. Shortly, there will be a special section
for equestrian athletes. Until the approval of the new NGB by
the USOC, both websites, www.equestrian.org and www.uset.org will
continue operating. Once USOC approval is granted to U.S. Equestrian,
these sites will transform into the websites of the USA Equestrian
Trust and the USET Foundation.
anticipate that the U.S. Equestrian website will eventually become
the definitive source of information for people interested in
our sport, said USET Executive Director Bonnie B. Jenkins.
We appreciate all the time and work that has been put in
to get the Federation started.
has been a joint project of USA Equestrian and the USET,
said USA Equestrian Executive Director Lori L. Rawls. We
are very excited to have it go live and we invite everyone interested
in equestrian sports to visit the site and give us their feedback.
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.