Wednesday, May. 29, 2024

Get Recognized As A USEF High School Equestrian Athlete; Earn Hours This Summer!

The 2010-2011 year is already underway for the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program and students are encouraged to sign up now to count their summer practice and competition hours towards their goal of lettering as a USEF High School Equestrian Athlete. The program is now in its second year, and is tracking more than 2,200 students who have earned, or are in the process of earning their letters and pins.

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The 2010-2011 year is already underway for the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program and students are encouraged to sign up now to count their summer practice and competition hours towards their goal of lettering as a USEF High School Equestrian Athlete. The program is now in its second year, and is tracking more than 2,200 students who have earned, or are in the process of earning their letters and pins.

“This is becoming the new standard of achievement among young equestrian athletes,” explains Lori Rawls, Executive Director at USEF. “We have athletes who are thrilled to earn their first letter, because their high schools don’t recognize equestrian as a competitive sport. We also have athletes who have already earned letters through their school’s equestrian program, but realize this is a symbol of achievement within the national equestrian community. Either way, this is a perfect fit.”

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The High School Equestrian Athlete program is open to equestrian athletes in all breeds and disciplines who are enrolled in grades 9-12. The program runs June 1 – May 31 of each year, and honors those who document their training and competition involvement, regardless of breed or discipline.
 
Annual program registration and USEF membership are required and USEF membership can be acquired for as little as $15 annually. In addition, retroactive applications are available to high school students who are interested in earning their letters for previous school years.

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