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USA Equestrian
Letter Addressing Future Of Olympics Available On USA Equestrian Web Site

A letter addressed to the president of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), Her Royal Highness, The Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbon, addressing the matter of retaining eventing in the Olympic Program is currently available on the USA Equestrian web site at

The letter, from USA Equestrian President Alan F. Balch, was written in response to the receipt of the FEI Proposal to the IOC to Retain Eventing in the 2008 Olympic Program received October 1 and after meetings of the USA Equestrian Eventing Committee, an open meeting of athletes, officials and organizers and an open meeting of leadership via Internet webcast which included representatives of Mexico, Canada, Australia and Bermuda, as well as the equestrian media.

To view the FEI proposal go to <>.


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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