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canyonoak
Jan. 4, 2008, 12:06 PM
(This thread is going on H/J but I hope it is OK to ask question here as well)



<<ATTENTION
PROFESSIONAL HORSEMEN & HORSEWOMEN

In February 2008 the United States Equestrian Federation will launch a new and exciting online community called CLUB EQUESTRIAN. This social networking website is built for equestrians, by equestrians and is designed to connect equestrians across the country … this site will offer many exciting features, including a video platform, where members can post videos, as well as photographs, contests, blogs, a forum, and an Equestrian Directory… all dedicated to the sport of equestrian!

As a current USEF member, you will automatically become a member of Club Equestrian, and we have a special section for our professionals. We are including a Professional Directory containing listings of horsemen and horsewomen throughout the country. You have the opportunity to be connected to a growing online community by joining this directory.

Make sure to join this compelling new community and capitalize on this important new resource for prospective clients … take just a few moments to fill out the listing form linked to this message. If you prefer a paper form simply call … 859-258-2472 and ask for a listing form to be sent to you.

Watch for more news about the launch of CLUB EQUESTRIAN.

IT'S SIMPLE, CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO OUR EQUESTRIAN DIRECTORY.>>

SGray
Jan. 4, 2008, 12:22 PM
sounds like one of those commercial operations using usef name for a fee

arnika
Jan. 4, 2008, 12:28 PM
I don't know, it says it's being launched by USEF not just associated with it. Perhaps they're hoping to become MySpace for horsemen?

Nomoreusernames
Jan. 4, 2008, 12:53 PM
I've been getting so many emails from them that I put them on spam.

lostislandfarm
Jan. 4, 2008, 01:28 PM
yes, I received the same email a few days ago!

Corinna
www.lostislandfarm.com

dressagediosa
Jan. 4, 2008, 02:35 PM
I filled out the form, and never once was I asked for any kind of payment. It seems like they're compiling some sort of database and/or book, by geography and/or discipline, of professionals, which could be really useful.

Melissa.Van Doren
Jan. 4, 2008, 02:57 PM
I filled out the info, too. (I believe the email only went to members listed as professionals.) No fee required.

There's another thread about it on h/j... many are wondering where the money is coming from to support this project... ?

SGray
Jan. 4, 2008, 03:04 PM
I remember getting similar inquires in the past wherein we were asked for info for a directory and then they offered to sell us the book

Trixie's mom
Jan. 4, 2008, 04:04 PM
Sgray...the same thing happened to me...maybe they will eventually sell a 'membership' to the web club.

merrygoround
Jan. 4, 2008, 04:27 PM
I got one but haven't filled it out.

Sonesta
Jan. 4, 2008, 04:32 PM
Got one and filled it out. We'll see.

not again
Jan. 4, 2008, 05:09 PM
Has anyone checked with USEF to see if this is legitimate?

Janet
Jan. 8, 2008, 03:03 PM
I got the non-pro email today.


EQUINE SUPPLIERS & SERVICES
In February 2008 the United States Equestrian Federation will launch a new and exciting online community called CLUB EQUESTRIAN. This social networking website is built for equestrians, by equestrians and is designed to connect equestrians across the country … the site will offer many exciting features, including a video platform, where members can post videos, as well as photographs, contests, blogs, a forum, and an Equestrian Directory… all dedicated to the sport of equestrian!
Current USEF members will automatically be eligible to register as members of CLUB EQUESTRIAN. We are including a directory containing several categories of equine services and suppliers throughout the country. You have the opportunity to be connected to a growing online community by listing in this directory.
The categories are:
EQUESTRIAN SUPPLIERS – Tack stores, feed stores, awards & ribbons, equestrian specialty shops, competition management
TRAINING PROFESSIONALS – breed/discipline specialists, horse trainers, lesson programs
EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES – boarding, show facilities, layover facilities
EQUINE TRANSPORTERS
EQUINE VETERINARIANS
FARRIERS
EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS
FARM DIRECTORY – stud farms, breeders, private and public farms
<ZZZ!--
Watch for more news about the launch of CLUB EQUESTRIAN.
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IT'S SIMPLE, CLICK HERE (http://www.usef.org/prodir/default.aspx) TO ADD YOUR BUSINESS TO OUR EQUESTRIAN DIRECTORY.

LexInVA
Jan. 8, 2008, 04:57 PM
Looks legit as far as I can tell. Registration information matches the USEF website.

SGray
Jan. 8, 2008, 05:54 PM
this afternoon I sent an email inquiry re the directory to two individuals on staff at usef - I let you know the reply

Bogey2
Jan. 8, 2008, 06:33 PM
many are wondering where the money is coming from to support this project... ?


excellent question

Equibrit
Jan. 8, 2008, 08:34 PM
Selling all that lovely "information"?

cantering_on
Jul. 28, 2008, 11:32 AM
To those wondering about USEF's new Equestrian Directory,

The USEF is indeed creating a comprehensive Equestrian Directory with a variety of categories so that people can find a related professional, whether in their area of the country, or elsewhere. This is an ongoing process, and we are still collecting entries with our online form at http://www.usef.org/prodir/default.aspx. The directory is free. We will not be selling the information.

If anyone wishes to contact USEF for further information about the directory or have further questions, please call 859-258-2472.

Sincerely,

Sarah L. Evers
Director of E-Communications
United States Equestrian Federation

Portia
Jul. 28, 2008, 02:34 PM
No, this is definitely something done by USEF, not by outsiders, and it is legit. They've been working on it for over a year now. They had a demo of it at the Annual Meeting and Kathy Meyer did a presentation at the board meeting. I've been a test member for awhile (though frankly I kind of forgot about it and haven't visited in awhile). It is being supported by advertising, as I understand it. :)

freestyle2music
Jul. 28, 2008, 03:54 PM
Maybee it will become something like this :

http://www.paardensport.tv/

which is a part of this

http://www.knhs.nl/

and in connection with this :

http://www.horsus.nl/nieuws/1296/video%3A-de-reis-naar-hong-kong/

Please be happy with this kind of developments !

canyonoak
Jul. 29, 2008, 12:48 AM
<< Maybee it will become something like this :

http://www.paardensport.tv/

which is a part of this

http://www.knhs.nl/

and in connection with this :

http://www.horsus.nl/nieuws/1296/vid...aar-hong-kong/

Please be happy with this kind of developments ! >>




HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Please notice that I wrote the original post January 4 of this year.
Please notice that the response which re-opened the thread is dated July 28 of this year.

This is the kind of turn-around time that would get everyone thrown out of their jobs in Holland!
OTOH, it serves a a true-life illustration of our NF ands its grasp on reality.

ridgeback
Jul. 29, 2008, 09:38 AM
<< Maybee it will become something like this :

http://www.paardensport.tv/

which is a part of this

http://www.knhs.nl/

and in connection with this :

http://www.horsus.nl/nieuws/1296/vid...aar-hong-kong/

Please be happy with this kind of developments ! >>




HAHAHAHAHAHA.

Please notice that I wrote the original post January 4 of this year.
Please notice that the response which re-opened the thread is dated July 28 of this year.

This is the kind of turn-around time that would get everyone thrown out of their jobs in Holland!
OTOH, it serves a a true-life illustration of our NF ands its grasp on reality.

Did you email USEF or do you actually expect them to sit on this board just in case someone has a question for them? (SIGH) They would probably lose their jobs if they did..LOL