Friday, April 04, 2003

[RC] IntNewsGroup: USA Equestrian and USET Submit NGB Application to USOC

USA Equestrian and USET Submit NGB Application to USOC

The United States Equestrian Team (USET) and USA Equestrian (USAE)
submitted to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today documents containing
bylaws and an application to be the Olympic Sport Organization and National
Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of equestrian.
The new organization is to be formally called the United States Equestrian
Federation, Inc. and it will be commonly referred to and marketed as U.S.

The bylaws and application, as proposed to the USOC Membership &
Credentials Committee, are cerrently available on the respective websites
of both USAE ( and the USET (

The website postings provide for the 30-day public notice for the public
hearing to consider the application that is required by the Ted Stevens
Olympic and Amateur Sports Act and the USOC Bylaws. The USOC Membership and
Credentials Committee meeting and Public Hearing will be on Saturday, May
3, 2003 at the Denver Airport Gateway Marriott. Representatives from both
the USET and USAE will be in attendance. The second and final Public
Hearing will be held in September at a date to be determined. The final
recognition of the US Equestrian Federation, Inc. as NGB will rest with the
USOC Board in the autumn.

USAE Vice President, David J. O'Connor said, "This is an important and
exciting step in creating the new organization for the future of equestrian

Armand Leone, Jr., USET President, also hailed the submission. "The
working group is to be commended for focusing on the mission at hand and
the best interests of the sport. This is a great day for all involved in
equestrian sports."

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