USEF Announces All Breed Retreat for Recognized Affiliates
RELEASE: March 2, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Stacey Meier
Lexington, KY— Earlier this year during the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Annual Meeting, an All Breed Forum was held and was popularly attended by many Breed representatives and other guests. During this discussion, many valuable topics were raised regarding the relationship with USEF and ways to continue the growth, development and promotion of the Recognized Breed Affiliates. As a result, the USEF will be facilitating a retreat March 20-21, 2009, in conjunction with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in Katy, TX.
The Retreat will include an overview of the topics discussed during the All Breed Forum, with a focus on sharing resources and improving communication and collaboration between the USEF and the Recognized Breed Affiliates.
The topics discussed during the Retreat will be centered on how the USEF can help the Recognized Breed Affiliates and how the breeds and disciplines can work together to identify and share opportunities. Some of the potential topics include evaluating current rules, competition requirements/rating system and data sharing. In addition, there will be a discussion on the importance of publicizing and exposing the breeds to the general public and exploring the possibility of having multi-discipline and multi-breed competitions.
The Retreat is open to USEF Recognized Breed Affiliates. Representatives of each of the Recognized Breed Affiliates have been invited to attend in an effort to share ideas and experiences to benefit all involved.
Attendees are invited to stay and enjoy the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show which will take place March 18-29, 2009, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is the first competition in the country to be awarded the USEF Heritage Competition title, which is reserved for competitions that have been established for a long period of time and have made a substantial contribution toward the development and promotion of the sport.
For more information about the All Breed Retreat, please contact Lori Nelson, USEF’s Assistant Executive Director, National Affiliates, at (859) 225-6957 or via email at email@example.com.