Wednesday, May 07, 2003

IntNewsGroup: USOC Concludes First Public Hearing On Equestrian NGB Application

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USOC Concludes First Public Hearing On Equestrian NGB Application

Gladstone, New Jersey and Lexington, Kentucky?May 7, 2003?As required under
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Bylaws, the first of two public
hearings regarding the proposed new National Governing Body (NGB) for the
sport of equestrian was held on Saturday, May 3, 2003. Attending the
meeting were Armand Leone, Jr., U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) President;
Bonnie B. Jenkins, USET Executive Director; Kathy K. Meyer, USA Equestrian
Treasurer; Lori Rawls, USA Equestrian Executive Director; and John Collins,
Counsel.

The meeting was held to consider the joint application of USET and USA
Equestrian for the creation of a new NGB, to be formally named U.S.
Equestrian Federation, Inc. and to be publicly known as U.S. Equestrian.
The joint application was discussed with members of the USOC Membership &
Credentials Committee.

The meeting concluded favorably and both USET and USA Equestrian feel that
everything remains on track for final approval by the USOC. The two
organizations expect to receive a letter from the Committee in the near
future regarding any suggestions or changes the Committee might like made to
the application.

The Boards of both USET and USA Equestrian will meet in May and June to
review plans and to discuss formation of the new NGB. The first
organizational meeting of U.S. Equestrian Federation, Inc. will be on July
7-8.

The second and final public hearing on the joint NGB application is
scheduled for September
13. Following this hearing, the Membership & Credentials Committee will
give its recommendation to the USOC Board of Directors who will meet on
October 18-19 to give final approval of the new NGB.

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