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USA Equestrian Membership Surpasses Record Set Last Year

As of September 1, the membership of USA Equestrian numbered 83,624, exceeding the record total of 2002 membership. Total membership for 2002 numbered 82,867, up from 80,760 in 2001 and 77,441 in 2000.

“We are excited to see continued growth in equestrian sports. USA Equestrian staff is dedicated to continuing to service our growing membership and assisting them in their equestrian endeavors” said Mary Henson, Director of Membership.

USA Equestrian membership offers an array of benefits. All Life, Platinum, Senior and Junior members receive automatic insurance coverage of $1 million in personal excess liability insurance for horse-related accidents that cause bodily injury or property damage to third parties. Travel benefits are offered with Hertz, Choice Hotels and United Airlines. Amateur certification is offered free of charge to those who qualify and the definitive guide to equestrian sport, the USA Equestrian Rule Book, is also a bonus to members. Federation members are also eligible to compete in recognized shows, become USA Equestrian judges, stewards and technical delegates and are eligible to participate in the extensive USA Equestrian awards program.

For more information on the benefits of joining USA Equestrian visit www.equestrian.org or call the USA Equestrian membership department at 859-258-2472.

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.



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Updated: October 2005.