USEF to Webcast June 3 Town Hall Meeting

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will host a town hall meeting on horse welfare, which will be broadcast live on on June 3, starting at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

This interactive broadcast replaces the previously scheduled meetings in an attempt to provide greater access to more people across all breeds and disciplines nationwide. The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., has been selected as the host venue for this live webcast which is open to all USEF equestrians. Participation from every breed and discipline is strongly encouraged.

"This innovative use of technology presents a unique opportunity to share opinions and experiences from every corner of the federation," remarks USEF President Chrystine Tauber.

The meeting will be broken down into three basic categories: the creation of a catastrophic incident protocol, the introduction of a new category of rules (prohibited practices), and the owner's, trainer's, rider's, and treating veterinarian's responsibility for performance horses.

The panel of experts assembled includes:

  • Tauber;
  • USEF Vice President of National Affiliates Bill Moroney;
  • Chair of the USEF Drugs and Medication Committee, Kent Allen, DVM;
  • U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor;
  • USEF Chief Executive Officer John Long;
  • USEF General Counsel Sonja Keating; and 
  • Chief Administrator of the USEF Drugs and Medication Program Stephen Schumacher.

The panel will speak to the agenda topics listed below and will take questions and suggestions throughout the webcast from a live audience as well as from equestrians tuned into the webcast.

The webcast can be viewed at .To attend this event either in-person or via the live streaming broadcast, please register at

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