Articles: Press Release
AHSA Announces Proposed Name Change, Board Meeting Arrangements
American Horse Shows Association
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The American Horse Shows Association, Inc. (AHSA) announced today that its
directors will consider a change of name for the organization at its Board
of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 2001 in Lexington, KY.
The officers and Marketing and Development Committee have unanimously
recommended that the name be changed to United States Equestrian Federation
(USEF), based on a thorough analysis of the Association and its positioning
by Helikon Media of Atlanta, GA. Helikon has also developed a new logo to
accompany its proposal.
Materials for the Board of Directors meeting, including a mid-year report
from the AHSA President, Alan F. Balch, are now available on the AHSA
website, via the Equestrian Governance page. Included in the material is a
Powerpoint presentation from Helikon on the name change proposal, and the
newly-developed insignia of Pegasus, the AHSA's mark since 1917.
Final arrangements are now being made to allow for public participation from
all over the world at the Board of Directors meeting, announced Lori L.
Rawls, Executive Director. "Our Information Technology staff is putting the
finishing touches on our plan to allow the public to listen to the Board of
Directors meeting, beginning at Noon Eastern Time on July 10, 2001 via the
latest in web technology. Of course, the public may attend the meeting in
person, and accredited media may attend and are also invited to participate
by means of a special toll-free teleconference number," said Rawls. Final
arrangements are expected to be announced on Monday, June 25, 2001.
Detailed agendas, including constitutional amendments to be considered by
the Board of Directors, and background on other business, will be released
by Wednesday, June 27, 2001 following official notice to the Directors
themselves. An open Media Briefing and question and answer session with AHSA
officers will be held at the conclusion of the Directors meeting at
approximately 5 pm ET.
For more information, please contact Christine E. Stafford, Director of
Communications on (859) 225 6923 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The American Horse Shows Association, 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 AHSA has over 70,000 members and recognizes more than 2,600 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.