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USEF Wins Equestrian Social Media Awards World Award

RELEASE: March 1, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: The USEF Communications Department

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation was honored as the Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMA) World Award winner of Friday morning. The World Award was the final award given out over the week long awards ceremony, which featured awards presented every day via YouTube video (see them all here: www.youtube.com/esmatv). Winners of all “Best of” Regional categories were eligible for the award, and the winner was chosen by FEI Director of Corporate Communications, Richard Johnson. The USEF became eligible for the World Award after winning the ESMA for “Best use of Social Media in North America on Tuesday.”

When announcing the winner, Johnson described the USEF’s social media activity as “a social media platform which is engaging, has regular content, is fun, and has a real feel of a two way community amongst all of its members.”

Watch the World Award Presentation


“I was stoked that we won the North American award,” said Andrew Minnick, who manages social media for the USEF, “I was shocked, and incredibly excited when I saw that we won the World Award. It’s fantastic, and quite an honor.”

Learn more about the ESMA World Award at http://www.equestriansocialmediaawards.com/world-award.

The USEF Network was also nominated for an ESMA, and earned 3rd place recognition in the "Broadcast Media" category.

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