Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Vonita Bowers Joins USEF as Director of Endurance

United States Equestrian Federation, Inc.

(Lexington, KY) – Vonita Bowers of Spring, Texas, will become the Director of Endurance for the USEF effective immediately. Ms. Bowers will be based in the Gladstone, New Jersey High-Performance office until mid-summer and then will be permanently based at the USEF National Headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.

For 24 years she had a career in the medical services sector in administration and business management. For the past 16 years she has served in leadership roles for the American Endurance Ride Conference as a member of the Board of Directors, as a Vice President, and served as President for 2 years. Ms. Bowers has accumulated over 9,000 miles in endurance competition. Additionally, she is an FEI licensed official, a member of the Endurance Technical Committee, and has been an organizer of endurance events.

“Endurance has been my primary focus for many years. Working with USEF, I have the opportunity to use that experience to help the Federation provide a platform for selecting, developing and fielding successful teams on the world endurance stage. I look forward to assisting USEF in attaining this goal,” said Ms. Bowers.

“We are very fortunate to have Vonita join our staff due to her extensive participation and expertise in the sport. We are quite confident she will make a substantial contribution to the furtherance of the USEF Endurance program and the success of our international teams,” said John Long, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Equestrian Federation.

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