Rule Change Alerts
The Seelbach Hilton
in Louisville, KY
2005 USEF Annual Meeting Location Announced
The site for the 2005 Annual Meeting is The Seelbach Hilton, Louisville's premier, luxury hotel since its grand opening in 1905. As a landmark to a "golden era," the hotel appears on the National Register of Historic Places, and has attracted many famous figures - from eight U.S. presidents to Al Capone. The hotel is also home to Kentucky's first and only five diamond restaurant, The Oakroom, featuring award-winning cuisine from Chef Jim Gerhardt.
The Seelbach Hilton is located at 500 Fourth Avenue, Louisville, KY 40202. The USEF has secured a group rate of $104 single occupancy and $109 double occupancy, plus tax. Suites are available for $249 and up per night. The USEF rate is available for three days prior to and three days following the meeting dates, based on availability. Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is 1:00 pm.
The deadline to take advantage of this special rate is December 15, 2004. To make reservations, call toll free (800) 333-3399 or (502) 585-3200 and ask for “United States Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting Rate."
The schedule will be available soon.
For more information and for registration, visit www.usef.org/convention/2005.
Independent Review Body Established by the FEI Following the Olympic Games
On the initiative of the Jumping Committee, the FEI Executive Board has approved the creation of an Independent Temporary Committee to establish why a number of horses received tendon injuries during the jumping competitions at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and to produce recommendations for the future.
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Winston Wins the 2004 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding National Championship
Winston, owned by Nokomis Farm and handled by Matt Collins, won the 2004 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF Hunter Breeding National Championship on Saturday, September 4, 2004, at the historic Warrenton Horse Show. Winston was awarded the Dave T. Kelley Perpetual Trophy donated by Nokomis Farms. Winston is by Welt Hit Star out of Jardhu. Diana Dodge won the J. Arthur Reynolds Perpetual Trophy donated by his family for breeder of the Overall Grand Champion.
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2005 USEF Membership Renewal Available Online Beginning September 1st
Don't let your membership benefits lapse!
In addition to being able to compete in more than 2,800 USEF-recognized competitions throughout the year, as a USEF member you receive:
- Significant discounts from companies like John Deere, Dodge, Nextel and FedEx through the USEF Purchasing Program.
- $1,000,000 personal excess liability policy for horse-related accidents that cause bodily injury or property damage to third parties.
- Travel discounts
- Annual subscription to EQUESTRIAN magazine, the official publication of the Federation
- And much more……
(USEF Purchasing, Automatic Insurance and annual subscription to EQUESTRIAN provided to Life, Platinum, Senior and Junior members)
Attention Hunter/Jumper competitors:
On July 6, 2004, the Board of Directors of the USEF voted to recognize the United States Hunter Jumper Association, Inc. (USHJA), as the national affiliate for the hunter discipline and international affiliate for the jumper discipline. Beginning with the 2005 competition year, any individual participating in open hunter and/or jumper divisions at USEF-recognized competitions is required to be a member of both the USEF and USHJA. Please note that the hunter/jumper discipline dues to the USEF has been lowered from $35 to $15. For your convenience, the USHJA membership application is included on the USEF renewal.
To Renew Online:
- Go to https://www.usef.org/content/aua/userSystemArea.php
- If you don’t have an Authorized User Account (AUA), you can create one through this page with your membership number (USEF # ) and last name.
- After creating your account, click LOG IN to log in to your Authorized User Account.
- Select 2005 Membership Application/Renewal to renew your 2005 membership under the Member Forms.
- After renewing your membership, a page will appear giving you verification of credit card approval. Please print this page for your records.
- PRINT your temporary United States Equestrian Federation 2005 membership card.
- Congratulations, You have just joined online!
If you have questions, please contact the USEF Membership Department at (859) 258-2472.
Official USEF Team cap now available at the USEF Online Store. A portion of each cap sale will benefit the Equestrian Team. Click here to view.
While you're at our site, please browse various other items including t-shirts, polo shirts, caps, ties, jackets, vests, gifts and novelties. New items are being added monthly, so check often. For each item purchased, USEF will donate 25% to benefit International High Performance athletes. Help support our top athletes and your organization by purchasing USEF merchandise today.
For comments or questions about merchandise, please contact Karen Adams at (859) 225-6993 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Paralympic News
Info, reports, news, photos and results on the U.S. Paralympic Equestrian Team will be posted on www.ndsaequestrian.org . Click on the large box on the home page and it will take you to the Paralympic Games - Team USA Equestrian pages.
USEF Members Can Now Order Nextel Phones, Accessories and Nextel Service Online
USEF members are eligible to receive a 5% discount on Nextel monthly service plans and a 27% discount on National promotional price of phones. To learn more, please visit www.nextel.com/usef or contact USEF Purchasing toll-free at (877) 576-6872.
1% Below Factory Invoice on Select New Dodge Vehicles for USEF Members
Real savings for USEF members through USEF Purchasing. For more information, call USEF Purchasing toll-free (877) 576-6872.
Week in Review Competition Results for September 2004
The United States Equestrian Federation, Inc. (USEF), 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 20 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 USEF 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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September 9, 2004