Articles: Press Release
New Junior Olympic Equestrian Events Named
USA Equestrian, Inc.
(Formerly American Horse Shows Association)
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The United States Olympic Committee has approved the designation of two more
competitions as Junior Olympic Events. The USA National Junior Eventing
Championship for the Harry H. Peters Trophy will take place October 17-20,
2002 in Lexington, Kentucky and the USA National Young Rider Eventing
Championship for the John H. Fritz Trophy November 1-4, 2002 in Temecula,
These two events join USA Equestrian's growing list of Junior Olympic events
including the USA/Cosequin Junior Dressage Team Championship, the FEI North
American Young Riders' Championship, the USA/BET National Junior Jumper
Championship and the USA National Pony Jumper Championship.
The Junior Olympics is the largest grassroots youth development program in
the United States. Junior Olympic programs involve over 3,500,000
participants annually. Two-thirds of the National Governing Bodies (NGB)
for Olympic Sports have Junior Olympic programs. USA Equestrian and the
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) support the Junior Olympic movement
because it believes that the Junior Olympics:
- Responds to America's culture and needs by providing
additional recreational opportunities.
- Provide positive goals and options, which have tremendous
- * Presents positive associations in the minds of the American
public, thereby drawing children and their parents and appealing to
commercial sponsors, whose contributions support further development.
For more information, please contact Sarah Holt, Public Relations on
(859) 225 6974 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.