Town Hall Meeting Inspires Action
August 2019 — A Town Hall meeting was held at the 2019 Kentucky State Fair World’s Grand Championship Horse Show asking for support and financial assistance for a Non-NGB Alternative Governing Body for the show horse industry, moving forward in light of the controversy and issues that have arisen with the USEF and it’s SafeSport and USDA controversies that have been beleaguering the animated/trotting show horse industry. Over the last week, a concerned group of equestrians have been talking to hundreds of supporters and mapping the needs of this faction of the competition industry. As a result, the Equine Sports Council (ESC) has grown legs and is off and running.
The new council needs your help spreading the word about the positive changes they are trying to make, dispelling any misunderstandings about their intentions, and generating interest in affiliating with ESC in 2020. During the August Town Hall Meeting, the following individuals were assigned specific roles moving forward:
Jackie Hale – Horse Show Affiliation, Marketing & Social Media
Donna Pettry-Smith – Education, Fundraising & Treasury
Shane Darnell – Officials Insurance, Drug Testing & Website
We hope you’ll listen to the podcast below, forward and participate in a positive move forward for the show horse industry. Please contact Equine Sports Council with any questions or donations of support.