States Equestrian Federation Board, Executive Committee
and Officers Elected
KY and Gladstone, NJ July 16 The officers and Executive
Committee for the proposed new National Governing Body (NGB) of
equestrian sport, the US Equestrian Federation (USEF), were elected
at a meeting held Tuesday, July 8, at the Marriott Griffin Gate
Resort in Lexington, KY.
J. OConnor of The Plains, VA, was elected as President.
Kathy Knill Meyer of Edwards, CO, was elected as Treasurer and
Eric Straus of New Canaan, CT, was elected as Secretary. Armand
Leone, Jr. of Glen Rock, NJ, was elected Vice President of International
High Performance; Sam Barish of Rockville, MD, was elected as
Vice President of FEI Affiliates; Bill Hughes of Chino Hills,
CA, was elected as Vice President of National Affiliates and Judy
Werner of Waterloo, IL was elected as Vice President of Administration
members of the Executive Committee include Stephen O. Hawkins
of Saddle River, NJ, as the USAE Trust Representative; Frank V.
Lloyd of Hackensack, NJ, as the USET Foundation Representative;
Mark Leone of Oakland, NJ, as the USOC AAC representative and
Bill Moroney of Aldie, VA, Jessica Ransehousen of Unionville,
PA, and Valerie Kanavy of Fort Valley, VA, were elected as members
at large. The election of Dressage and Eventing athletes is currently
Equestrian will remain the national governing body and national
federation for the sport of equestrian until the recognition by
the United States Olympic Committee of the United States Equestrian
Federation or December 1, 2003, whichever is later.
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.