The USHJA Announces the Creation of the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation

July 14, 2008

LEXINGTON, KY (July 14, 2008) - In December of 2007, the USHJA Board of Directors unanimously approved the creation of the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation. The USHJA Foundation is an independent organization, developed in response to the requests of members to support the programs of the USHJA, while creating and implementing additional initiatives to benefit our sport.

The programs that the new USHJA Foundation will be supporting include educational scholarships through our USHJA Zones, projects that foster growth at the grassroots level of participation, Trainers' Symposiums, the Emerging Athletes Program and emergency relief for members of our equestrian community needing assistance.

The USHJA Foundation's primary responsibility is to solicit and receive charitable contributions from individuals and entities which will assist the USHJA in fulfilling its mission. Contributors will be able to make restricted or unrestricted donations to support the programs of their choice.

"The USHJA Foundation will provide philanthropic equestrians and supporters of our industry with the ability to play an important role in the future of our sport. Each contributor to the Foundation will know they personally made a difference. Every donation will provide the USHJA with the ability to secure educational resources, as well as, build programs and events that will carry the hunter and jumper industry into a promising future. I could not be more excited about the amazing opportunities USHJA will be able to create for its members with the support of the USHJA Foundation," stated Lynn Jane, President of the USHJA Foundation Board of Directors.

The Officers and Board of Directors of the USHJA Foundation consists of owners, riders, trainers and licensed officials who participate in the hunter and jumper disciplines.
President - Lynn Jayne, Elgin , IL
Secretary - Louise Serio, Kennet Square, PA
Treasurer - Chrystine Tauber, Pottersville , NJ
Directors - Archie Cox , Los Angeles, CA, Mindy Darst, Lebanon, OH, Craig Dobbs, Carmel, IN, Beth Miner, Hugo, MN, Jan O'Donnell, Cohasset, MA, Katie Robinson, Buffalo, NY, Geoff Teall, Wellington, FL, Alvin Topping, Sagaponack, NY

To make a charitable donation and assist the USHJA Foundation in strengthening our sport by securing its future, or if you have general questions, please contact Melanie Fransen at 859-225-6960 or at the email address below.

Contact: Melanie Fransen

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