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USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Membership Surpasses Record

USA 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.

All 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 conditions."

USA 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.

For more information on the benefits of joining USA Equestrian visit or call the USA Equestrian membership department at 859-258-2472.

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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