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Tue, 2018-11-27 07:57

What is an Association, What is Our Association, and Why Should WE Care?

Authored By: USEA Foundation

The American Society of Association Executives defines an association as, "An organization or group of individuals affiliated with one another who share a common purpose, interest, or mission and exist for the mutual enrichment and advancement of their membership". “That’s a very nice concept,” we might say, “It rolls off the tongue easily,” and “We might even use it if we can remember it”.

But what does it really mean when applied to us, the members of the United States Eventing Association? For 59 years, the USEA (formerly USCTA) has existed for each and every one of us and all those who have come before us - all who share the common purpose and mission of making the sport of eventing the greatest equestrian sport in the world. We share our passion for horses, for their care and well-being. We share the common purpose of educating, teaching, and training our horses. We come together to collaborate on ideas to make the sport more enjoyable and safer for each other and for all those we hope will join us in our work to keep the fun in our sport.

The USEA exists to provide:

  • Learning—the opportunity to take courses, seminars, or professional development activities either online or in person.
  • Knowledge—the collective body of information and resources given so freely by eventing’s top experts in all aspects of equestrian sport: riders, veterinarians, farriers, instructors, and officials, to name a few. This wealth of knowledge and experience produced by the Association is distributed to all of us through publications, research, reports, and websites.
  • Community—opportunities for members to interact and share ideas, such as online forums, social media, conventions, and meetings. We learn from each other.

So, on this #GivingTuesday, please tell us which of our programs means the most to you and consider making a donation to ensure its success in the years to come. In this way, you can help make the USEA the home of excellence in eventing education for every single one of us.

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