US Equestrian's president outlines vision for organization

Lauren Kieffer and Veronica in Kentucky in 2014
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Monday 14 January - 16h38 | Edited press release

US Equestrian's president outlines vision for organization

The president of US Equestrian, the national governing body for most equestrian sports in the United States, gave an overview of the federation’s activities, successes and challenges during last week’s Annual Meeting of the organization in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

 - US Equestrian's president outlines vision for organization

Speaking at the event’s general session, Murray Kessler highlighted the organization’s mission statement of bringing "the joy of horse sports to as many people as possible,” and providing "access to and increas[ing] participation in equestrian sports at all levels by ensuring fairness, safety, and enjoyment” and said these remained the core objectives of the USEF’s Strategic Plan. 

Paying tribute to volunteers and others who are essential to the body’s operations, Kessler presented updates about plan as well as an overview on the inner workings of US Equestrian: 

Step 1: Improving Core Processes and Capabilities
Step 2: Ensure Safety, Fairness and Enjoyment for Members
Step 3: Provide a sufficient pathway for athletes to win at the highest levels and inspire the next generation
Step 4: Marketing initiatives
Step 5: Growing Membership

For more details on the initiatives Kessler says US Equestrian has undertaken in these different areas, see here for the USEF text and here for the original presentation by its president. 

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