In the wake of Tuesday's terrorist tragedy in the United States, USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) today released an advisory to all Recognized Competitions scheduled during upcoming weeks.

"The sport's rules have evolved logically over many decades," said Lori Rawls, Executive Director, "and take into account unforeseeable circumstances such as we witnessed yesterday, as well as their consequences. Our staff is handling many inquiries from competition managements, officials, and members alike."

The advisory is available on USA Equestrian's website at

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 77,000 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.

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Updated: October 2005.