Sponsorship Opportunities Available for the 2010 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final

Lexington, KY - The title sponsorship and other levels of support are still available for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Saddle Seat Medal Final, scheduled for November 20, 2010, during the UPHA American Royal National Championship in Kansas City, Missouri.

The American Horse Shows Association (AHSA) Equitation Medal was established in 1937 by the fourth President of AHSA, Adrian Van Sinderen, as part of his strategy to connect horse people across the United States. In 1950, the Medal Final was fashioned into the competition format we now know, with qualifying classes and Final to determine the overall winner. Riders age 17 and under are eligible to compete in the Saddle Seat Medal Final by placing first or second in an official qualifying class during the specified qualification period.

Participants in the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final, instructors and family members are invited to attend the annual brunch sponsored by Steve and Terri Chancellor, of Evansville, Indiana; where the riders will be recognized and given gifts sponsored by the McGinnis Family of Fishers, Indiana.

We invite you to join USEF in our mission by making a contribution to the 2010 USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final. Your generous sponsorship dollars not only promote your name or business to the many competitors and fans-they also help ensure the continued success of the Final, helping to put Saddle Seat Equitation in the spotlight. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, simply visit our brochure online at: http://www.usef.org/documents/disciplines/SSE/MedalFinalSponsorship.pdf

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Mellenkamp by phone at (859) 225-6955 or via e-mail at jmellenkamp@usef.org.

Photo:  Faye Wuesthofen aboard Kiss of the Zodiac and Ellen Medley Wright aboard Soli Deo Glori in the 2009 victory pass. Photo by Howard Schatzberg.