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US Equestrian Senior Staff Details Progress and Goals Moving Into 2019

by Kathleen Landwehr & Dana Rossmeier, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 10, 2019, 11:15 PM EST

In the second half of the General Session, US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney elaborated on how the organization continues to develop for members as the vision and mission statements remain at the forefront. “Everything we do is for our members and their horses, otherwise, we should not be doing it,” Moroney said. He added that challenges and member feedback in the past year have brought about positive changes that have and will continue to bring improvements for US Equestrian’s...

US Equestrian Members are Making it Happen

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jan 10, 2019, 6:05 PM EST

All around the country, US Equestrian members are having a positive impact on horse sports and breeds, as well as on their communities. They’re teaching lessons, launching youth and amateur programs, volunteering at competitions, serving on their breeds’ boards and committees, and much more. At US Equestrian’s 2019 Annual Meeting, we caught up with three members who described how their organizations are introducing people to the equestrian life and building...

President’s Report from General Session at the 2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting: Members Make It Happen

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 10, 2019, 4:24 PM EST

US Equestrian President Murray Kessler addresses attendees at General Session (Photo by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian) Since the implementation of the Strategic Plan three years ago, US Equestrian 2019 Annual Meeting participants, members, and staff attended Thursday morning’s General Session to hear about US Equestrian’s progress, challenges, and success of 2018. US Equestrian President Murray Kessler reminded the audience of that U.S. Equestrian’s mission statement, “to...

The Power of Media and Membership: US Equestrian Taps into its Base with Effective Marketing

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2019, 10:37 PM EST

Each day, the media landscape constantly changes and evolves, which is affecting the way US Equestrian interacts with its members. The US Equestrian marketing department is on the front lines of this climate, making sure to stay on top of trends to grow its membership and base. US Equestrian marketing staff, including Andrea Evans, Director, Social and Video Content, Taylor Rea, Manager, Membership Engagement, and Jamie Unseld, Senior Director, USEF Network and Operations, took the opportunity...

Building a Successful Equestrian Business: Four Common Themes

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2019, 8:27 PM EST

(Left to right)Lisa Roskens, Alexandra Cherubini, and Noel Asmar speak during the Building a Successful Equestrian Business Panel (Photo by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian) Five prominent female entrepreneurs in the equine industry spoke at the US Equestrian Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 9, for the panel Building a Successful Equestrian Business, presented in partnership with the Equestrian Businesswomen (EQBW) Summit. Jennifer Wood of EQBW led the panel discussion with Lisa Roskens from...

2019 US Equestrian Annual Meeting Moderated Forums and Workshops: SafeSport Panel – What You Need to Know

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2019, 8:08 PM EST

Jennifer Fox (left) and Anne Kursinski (right) speak during the SafeSport Panel (Photo by Taylor Pence/US Equestrian) Last year was a breakthrough year for legislation and education surrounding the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Code and the US Equestrian Safe Sport Policy and requirements for its members. In the wake of the #metoo movement and over 200 gymnasts who came forward about abuse they suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar, equestrians and non-equestrians alike stepped forward to...

Major Rule Changes: News to Know Panel Reviews Proposed Rule Changes

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2019, 6:18 PM EST

Major Rule Changes: News to Know Panel Reviews Proposed Rule Changes US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney and US Equestrian General Counsel Sonja Keating led the Major Rule Changes: News to Know panel to go over the 13 proposed rule changes on the voting calendar moving forward to Saturday’s Board of Directors meeting. Temporary suspensions rule changes in GR609, GR615, GR706 clarify situations involving FEI provisional suspensions and SafeSport temporary suspensions to ensure that US...

Competition and Member Summit: Proposed Rule Changes for Competition Licensing Explained

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Jan 9, 2019, 4:06 PM EST

Photo: US Equestrian/Taylor Pence Wednesday’s second annual Competition and Member Summit at US Equestrian’s 2019 Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla., focused largely on proposed rule changes to Chapter 3 of the Rule Book . The proposed changes comprise phase one of the effort to update Chapter 3, which covers competition licensing. US Equestrian CEO Bill Moroney moderated the panel discussion, which also included members of US Equestrian’s Competition Calendar Task Force....

US Equestrian Announces 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Coaching Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jan 9, 2019, 9:42 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Coaching Team. Coach Christy Parker (Brunswick, Ga.) and Assistant Coach Mary Mag Wilson (Cave Creek, Ariz.) will work together in coaching the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Stars and Stripes Teams. The Stripes Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle Seat Invitational Test Event on July 4-5 in New Orleans, La., against teams from South Africa. The Stars Team will compete at the 2019 U.S. Saddle...

US Equestrian’s 2019 Annual Meeting: Members Make It Happen!

by | Jan 8, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

US Equestrian’s 2019 Annual Meeting kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Hilton West Palm Beach in Florida, with the theme Members Make It Happen. This year’s meeting is set to be better than ever, with the important General Session hosted by US Equestrian President Murray Kessler and a schedule packed with interactive and educational opportunities, free Safe Sport training sessions, lively panel discussions, and more. We’ll also be celebrating equestrians’...