Equestrian Adopts Donor Bill Of Rights
USA Equestrian Executive Committee took action on August 27, 2002,
to adopt the Donor Bill of Rights, which outlines the rights donors
have as supporters of the Federation.
a environment of growing concern of the accountability of business
leaders and the organizations they run, USA Equestrian's adoption
of the Donor Bill of Rights sends the message to the philanthropic
community that the Federation's membership, volunteer leadership
and professional staff are committed to providing all donors with
information they deserve to make informed decisions about supporting
their National Governing Body for equestrian sport.
principles outlined in the Donor Bill of Rights take effect immediately
and can be viewed on USA Equestrian's web site at www.equestrian.org
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.