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.
The United States Equestrian Team is a non-profit organization
that selects, trains, equips and finances equestrians of the highest
possible standard to represent our country in major international
competition, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships.
To accomplish this, the USET seeks out and nurtures the development
of talented athletes - riders, drivers and horses - and provides
the support and guidance they need to help them attain their fullest
potential. For more information on the USET, please call (908)
234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org