EQUUS Foundation & USEF Best Performance Competition

E-NEWS—November 2014

Enrollment Now Open for the Best Performance Competition

Enrollment is now open for USEF recognized horse shows to participate in the Best Performance Competition (BPC), an exciting new joint effort of the USEF and the EQUUS Foundation to reward competitive excellence and support horse welfare.

Open to Junior, Amateur, and Professional competitors in all divisions, the BPC consists of four classes:
     • Best Junior on a Pony
     • Best Junior on a Horse
     • Best Amateur
     • Best Professional

The winners are the individuals who, in the opinion of the judges, exhibit the best overall competitive performance at the show and accumulate points in the Best Performance Competition overall standings for the USEF competition year starting on December 1, 2014.

It's a Win - Win - Win!
     • A Win for Horse Shows: There's no enrollment fee and easy to sign up; participating horse shows may retain up to 50% of the class entry fees to cover the administration and operation of the program and will be eligible to win the Best Performance Competition Horse Show of the Year Award, which will be presented by the USEF to the horse show(s) with the greatest percentage of program participation.

     • A Win for Competitors: You will be recognized for all your "best performances" throughout the competition year; it's easy to participate; and the entry fee of $20 is tax-deductible. You will be making a difference in the lives of horses and people in need!

     • A Win for Horse Welfare: Program proceeds will be used to help reduce the unwanted horse population, retrain horses for multiple careers and make equine therapy available to more people with special needs. For the EQUUS Foundation, it's all about how horses move us beyond our boundaries - as athletes and humanitarians. .

For more information, visit the Best Performance Competition here or contact Lynn Coakley by phone at 203-259-1550 or by email at mail@equusfoundation.org.

Horse Shows signed on for the Best Performance Competition

The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation would like to thank the horse shows that participated in our pilot program and look forward to their continued participation for the competition year starting December 1, 2014. Click the logos to learn more.

The Best Performance Competition is open to all USEF Recognized horse shows and competitors. Points accumulated by winners at USEF Regional shows will be recognized on the USEF's Regional standings; points accumulated by winners at USEF National and Premier shows will be recognized on the USEF's National Standings.



About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: equusfoundation.org.

About USEF: Established in 1917, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), www.usef.org, is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. The USEF promotes the safety and welfare of horses and riders while encouraging interest, participation and excellence at every competitive level and for all breed and discipline affiliates within the Federation family equally. The USEF is the only national organization dedicated to the promotion of the equestrian sport, fair competition and equine welfare regardless of breed or discipline.