Charles Owen Signs on as Title Sponsor of the USHJA Mentor Program

March 14, 2006

Lexington, KY-Charles Owen, award winning manufacturer of riding helmets, has signed on as USHJA's title sponsor for the USHJA Mentor Program. The USHJA Mentor Program was designed to provide young professionals with top level professionals to turn to answers to their questions about teaching, training, and the horse business in general.

"For the riders of the future, it is important that they get access to the best coaching from the stars of today. This program allows this to happen and ensures talent is developed irrespective of background. As part of this program, we hope to develop the essential role of safety when riders are pushing the boundaries of our sport," said Roy Burek, President of Charles Owen.

"The USHJA Mentor Program provides young professionals with a place to turn to find answers to tough questions about our complex industry. Coaching and training may be the hardest and most overlooked aspect of our industry and this program will make it easier for young professionals. Our new relationship with Charles Owen will help promote this important program and allow us to continue our mission of providing top level education to our members," said Susan Dotson, Executive Director of USHJA.

For more information about the USHJA Mentor Program please visit or contact Melanie Fransen at 859-225-6960 or

For more information please contact Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Development, at 859-225-6967 or

Contact: Whitney Allen, Director of Marketing and Development

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