Articles: Press Release
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
On September 6, 2002, the Ohio University Equestrian Team (OUET), 2002
Miller's Cup Team Champions, lost a barn, an arena, a tack room, a trailer,
all of their tack and one horse to a fire that ripped through Stonegate Farm
in Belpre, Ohio.
Of the seven horses stabled in Coach Karen Hiehle's barn, all but one
survived. One horse has been shipped to Ohio State to receive treatment for
severe burns and the other five are being monitored and treated for cuts and
Because the OUET is a Club Sport, they receive no University funding. The
OUET is funded solely by its members through fundraising and dues. The Team
will receive no University funding to help them rebuild their facility,
purchase new tack or replace the lost horse.
The OUET is currently in a financially perilous position. In addition to
the loss of the barn and its contents, all supplies for the October 12 & 13
IHSA horse show were destroyed. At this time, any tack, grooming products,
first aide supplies or monetary donations would be greatly appreciated.
These may be sent to:
The Ohio University Equestrian Team
C/O Jessica West
38 North McKinley Avenue, Apt #116
Athens, OH 45701
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Team at
740-589-5855 or via email at JessicaAnnWest@hotmail.com.
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.