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USA Equestrian
USA Equestrian Releases Documents On Equestrian Sports Governance

Documents on recent equestrian sport governance activities are now available on the USA Equestrian web site at The following documents are now accessible:
* Sport Governance Update, August 20, 2002
* Letter from USA Equestrian Officers to the USOC Board of Directors Regarding Governance of Equestrian Sport in the United States, August 14, 2002
* NGB Litigation Commenced by USET, July 25, 2002
* USET Trustees Meeting Cancelled, July 17, 2002

According to USA Equestrian president Alan F. Balch, "We have been fairly quiet since our board meeting on July 9, not even making many basic documents public to our membership, because we still hold out some hope that the United States Equestrian Team leadership will take the prospects of a mediated settlement of the sport's future governance more seriously. We had thought public disclosure of this material might possibly interfere with those efforts. However, after the attempt to mediate in Denver over a week ago apparently didn't yield meaningful results, and the USET is not even responding to suggestions from its own trustees to meet jointly, we thought we now needed to keep our membership and all the sport's constituents up to date. The time period in federal law during which a demand for arbitration of the USOC hearing panel report must be made ends very soon."

Audio from the July 9th, 2002, USA Equestrian Board Meeting is also available by agenda item on the USA Equestrian web site at

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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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