Conditions Bring Mandates For Pan Am Endurance Championship
Rangers in the West are concerned about the possibility of fire
in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Trout Lake, WA, the
site of the September 13, Pan Am Endurance Championship, bringing
about mandates set by the organizing committee and fire management
terrain is extremely dry due to a severe drought and the influx
of riders and spectators for the Championship will increase the
fire hazard. There will be no smoking, generators must have appropriate
spark arrestors, no ATVs, trips in and out of the competition
area must be limited and vehicles parked with teams or vendors
must be considered stationary. The PAC camp is closed to the public
due to fire danger until Sunday, September 7.
more information and to find information about camping locations
prior to September 7, visit the USA Equestrian web site at http://www.equestrian.org/aboutus/inter/endurance/EnduranceNews.pdf.
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.