Lexington, KY – Reliable sources in touch with BGB have confirmed that the prestigious USEF – United States Equestrian Federation will endorse the HR 1518 (PAST) Prevent All Soring Tactics Act – HR 1518 – Whitfield Amendment. More to follow on this.
USEF is The National Governing Body For Equestrian Sport in the United States.
On a related HR 1518 note, three more Republican Congressmen have signed on as Co-Sponsors – Lamar Smith (R-TX) – Erick Paulsen (R-MN) and Michael Turner (R-OH).
Judge Terry Means decision upholding USDA vs SHOW HIO/Celebration is expected to open the floodgates for Congressmen to come on board supporting HR 1518.
The USEF is located in the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is the national governing body for most equestrian sports in the United States. It began on January 20, 1917 as the Association of American Horse Shows, later changed in 1933 to the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA). In 2001, the organization changed its name to USA Equestrian (USAE) and, in 2003 it merged with the United States Equestrian Team (USET) to form the present organization.
Competitions governed by the USEF include dressage, driving, endurance riding, eventing, hunt seat equitation, hunter, jumper, paralympic, reining, roadster, saddle seat equitation, vaulting, and western riding competition including equitation, western pleasure, reining, trail, and related events.
The organization also governs breed shows held in the United States for the Andalusian, Lusitano, Arabian, half-Arabian, Anglo-Arabian, Connemara, Friesian, Hackney, Morgan, American Saddlebred, National Show Horse, Paso Fino, Shetland, and Welsh breeds.