Equestrian Membership Surpasses Record
Equestrian membership numbered 82,706 on October 21, exceeding
the total of 2001 membership and breaking the previous record
set in 2001. The total membership for 2001 was 80,760, up from
77,441 in 2000 and 74,156 in 1999.
membership categories show growth, with Junior and Senior membership
showing a 2% increase and Life Membership increasing by 1%. Mary
Henson, Director of Membership, said, "I am excited that
we have been able to show continued growth with the current economic
Equestrian membership offers an array of benefits. All Life, Platinum,
Senior and Junior members receive automatic insurance coverage
of $1 million in personal excess liability insurance for horse-related
accidents that cause bodily injury or property damage to third
parties and travel benefits are offered with Hertz, Choice Hotels
and United Airlines. Amateur certification is offered free of
charge to those who qualify and the definitive guide to equestrian
sport, the USA Equestrian Rule Book is also a bonus to members.
Federation members are also eligible to compete in recognized
shows, become USA Equestrian judges, stewards and technical delegates
and are eligible to participate in the USA Equestrian awards program.
more information on the benefits of joining USA Equestrian visit
www.equestrian.org or call the USA Equestrian membership department
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.