High School Equestrian Athlete
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You don’t have to be a record-setting quarterback, point guard or track star to letter in
high school sports anymore. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is writing a
new chapter in the recognition of high school sports — one that honors Equestrian
athletes. The USEF’s High School Equestrian Athlete program will offer specially
designed emblems and pins, exclusively for equestrian athletes in grades 9-12.
"High school equestrians have earned their place among the most dedicated athletes,"
shared former USEF Chief Executive Officer John Long. "Not only are they putting in long
hours to train for and compete in the sport they love — they do so while taking the
concept of teamwork to the highest level, forming a partnership with a horse to
achieve their goals.
"Until now, most high school students haven’t had the opportunity to letter in
equestrian, simply because there are so few school-sponsored programs," Long continued.
"We look forward to the beginning of a new tradition, where equestrians are able to
earn the recognition they deserve, alongside their fellow athletes and classmates."
The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program is open to equestrian athletes in
all breeds or disciplines who are enrolled in grades 9-12, and are currently
USEF members, or become USEF members. The program will run June 1–May 31 of each
year, and will honor those who document their training and competition involvement
by awarding emblems and pins. These are designed to be worn on existing high
school letterman’s jackets, or any jacket of the athlete’s choosing, as a
symbol of achievement.
Click here to sign up for the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program.