Articles: Press Release
USEF Announces Membership of Inaugural Youth Council
United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2006
Lexington, KY-The United States Equestrian Federation(r) (USEF) has
announced the members of its first ever Youth Council, which is designed
to develop programs that expand the base of young people contributing to
the leadership of equestrian sport in the U.S., from the grassroots
through the levels of horsemanship across all disciplines. Youth
representing many of the Federation's affiliates have accepted the
challenge to provide their equestrian leadership and commitment to
support and develop programs with their affiliates.
"This council is comprised of a very progressive and energetic group of
individuals who will focus on the council's mission and vision," said
Joyce Hamblin, USEF's Director of National Affiliates. "I believe we
will see great ideas and programs coming from this extraordinary group."
In addition to developing new programs aimed at youth, the Council's
collective vision is to provide strong and creative leadership; promote
the pursuit of excellence in horsemanship; and to become the best
national equestrian Youth Council in the world.
"These young equestrian leaders have a clear-cut mission in front of
them, and as standouts within each of their respective disciplines and
breeds, they are certain to succeed in achieving their many objectives,"
said John Long, USEF Chief Executive Officer. "We look forward to
helping them set up the Council and then getting out of the way."
Both short- and long-term goals have been established for the Council,
and the inaugural meeting is scheduled during the USEF Annual Meeting on
Saturday, January 13, 2007, in Louisville, KY.
It is with great pleasure that the Federation announces these talented
youths who will serve on the Youth Council representing their affiliate
American Connemara Pony Society - Courtney Yeager
American Endurance Ride Conference - Kristin Kimbler
American Hackney Horse Society - Michelle Herron
American Morgan Horse Association - Katherine Foy
American Road Horse & Pony Association - Jeb Boyd
American Saddlebred Horse Association - Will Harris
American Vaulting Association - Megan Benjamin
Arabian Horse Association - Monica Christian
International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association - Hayley Perkins
National Reining Horse Association - Ashley Fuchs
National Show Horse Registry - Alexis Scott
Paso Fino Horse Association - Christine Meyer
United Professional Horseman's Association - Kelsey Herbert
United States Dressage Federation - Claire Darnell
United States Eventing Association - Matthew Fine
United States Hunter Jumper Association - J.P. Roukis
United States Pony Club - Meredith Baker
Welsh Pony & Cob Society - Tassie Munroe
For further information on the USEF Youth Council, contact Joyce
Hamblin, Director of National Affiliates at email@example.com
<:mailto:jhamblin> or call (859) 225-6939.
As the National Governing Body (NGB) of Equestrian Sport, the United
States Equestrian Federation(r), Inc. (USEF) is the regulatory body for
28 breeds and disciplines, including our country's international teams
competing in the disciplines of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing,
para-equestrian, reining, show jumping and vaulting. With over 87,000
members, it is the country's largest multi-breed organization and
annually license more than 2,800 competitions nationwide. The USEF
governs all aspects of competition, including education and licensing of
all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate shows.
Vision Statement: The vision of United States Equestrian Federation(r)
is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of
America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grassroots 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.