Equestrian Awards Grant To 2002 WEG Team Member Amy Tryon
Equestrian's Executive Committee approved awarding a $2,500 Torchbearer
grant to eventing athlete, Amy Tryon of Redmond, WA, at a meeting
held via conference call on January 30. Tryon represented the
U.S. in the World Equestrian Games held in Jerez, Spain, September
10 - 22, 2002.
its inception, USA Equestrian has awarded more than $120,000 in
Torchbearer Grants to 23 athletes, athlete/rider teams and organizations.
ability to provide financial support to America's top equestrian
athletes is the direct result of the generosity of our members.
We remain grateful for their investment in the sport and their
growing commitment to excellence", said Kevin Burns, USA
Equestrian's Assistant Executive Director of Development.
Gifts to USA Equestrian's Torchbearers campaign are fully deductible
to the current extent of the law. Those interested in supporting
USA Equestrian's mission and vision are invited to contact Kevin
Burns direct at 630.845.8240 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about USA Equestrian and the Torchbearer program
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.