Articles: Press Release
USA Equestrian Announces National Hunter
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
4047 Iron Works Parkway,
Lexington, KY 40511-8483
Tel: (859) 258 2472
Fax (859) 231 6662
Web site: www.equestrian.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2002
The inaugural Sallie B. Wheeler/USA National Hunter Breeding Championship
will be held August 31, 2002 in conjunction with the Warrenton Horse Show in
Warrenton, Virginia. Classes will be offered for yearling colts and
fillies, two-year-old colts and fillies, three-year-old colts and fillies
and Best Young Horse. The winner will be awarded the Dave Kelley Perpetual
Trophy and will be named USA National Hunter Breeding Champion. The Belcort
Farm Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the leading handler of the day,
and the J. Arthur Reynolds Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the breeder
of the grand champion.
Any horse one year to three years of age in accordance with Article 108 of
the 2002 USA Equestrian Rule Book, that is in good standing and recorded
with the USA Equestrian, and whose owner is in good standing and recorded
with USA Equestrian, may enter. A panel of three judges, Rick Abbott, Jack
Towell, and Rodney Jenkins will adjudicate the classes in traditional
Triple HOTY points will be awarded to the 1st through 4th place ribbon
winners if there are 1-10 entries and 1st through 6th place ribbon winners
if there are 11 or more entries in their respective classes.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this exciting new
championship. If you are interested in sponsorship or in making a donation
for this event please contact Scott Carling in the USA Equestrian office at
If you have any questions please contact Whitney Neidert at the USA
Equestrian office at 859-225-6967.
For more information, please contact Sarah Holt, Public Relations on
(859) 225 6974 or via email at email@example.com. USA
releases are available on our web site - http://www.equestrian.org/ .
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.