USEF Forms Education Department
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LEXINGTON, Kentucky, June 2–As part of an ongoing series of structural changes designed to offer increased service to members while streamlining efficiency, the U. S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced Wednesday the creation of a new Education Department.
Formerly a part of Licensed Officials, the department will strive to improve service to the membership through the expansion of educational opportunities for competitors and licensed officials, offering national level clinics, seminars and FEI courses for licensed officials, as well as training programs and opportunities for online education.
“The positive response to our increased educational efforts over the last few years has been phenomenal, and we can’t ignore the pressing need for an even greater focus on education” said John Long, USEF Chief Executive Officer.
“As the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport, it falls to the Federation to provide education relating to all things equestrian, from first-time competitors to judges and stewards who are looking for a more in-depth understanding in their field of play. It is a tremendous responsibility and a challenge we welcome.”
Chuck Walker was named director of the new department, reporting to USEF Executive Director, Lori Rawls. He was Assistant Director of Continuing Education in Licensed Officials/Continuing Education and for the past five years took charge of national clinics and seminars for licensed officials, competition management and veterinarians.
Amanda Bassett has been promoted to work as Assistant Director of the Education Department. She was a Licensed Officials Representative for three years.