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American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
As the world's largest professional group dedicated to equine veterinary
medicine, the American Association of Equine Practitioners comprises over
9,000 veterinarians and veterinary students in 57 countries. The AAEP
provides the opportunity for veterinarians in all types of practices, from all
parts of the world, to join together in a common pursuit: to improve the
health and welfare of the horse.

American Donkey and Mule Society (ADMS)
The American Donkey and Mule Society was established in 1967 and is the
world's largest single source of information and services for all sizes and
types of Longeared equines. The ADMS provides numerous services
including five longear registry books, a bi-monthly magazine and literature

American Driving Society (ADS)
The American Driving Society is a non-profit organization designated as the
National Affiliate of the driving disciplines by the United States Equestrian
Federation. The ADS is dedicated to the promotion of the best interests of
the sport of driving horses and ponies to carriages both competitively and
for pleasure.

American Farrier’s Association (AFA)
The American Farrier’s Association promotes the science of farriery;
establishes a standard of service; assists those entering the farrier trade;
provides farriers with additional education opportunities and educates the
public about proper hoof care.

American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA)
The American Morgan Horse Association, founded in 1909, exists to
preserve, promote, and perpetuate the Morgan horse. As America's
foundation horse, the Morgan is the world's most versatile and stylish breed
for show, sport and recreation.

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)
Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the world’s
largest single-breed equine registry and membership association, with more
than 4.5 million American Quarter Horses registered and AQHA membership
numbering 350,000. The American Quarter Horse is the world's most
versatile breed, competing in a wide range of disciplines and events
including western, English, rodeo, recreational riding and racing.

American Trail Horse Association (ATHA)
The American Trail Horse Association, Inc. provides identification,
registration, certification and acknowledgement to all trail equines,
regardless of color, breed, size or bloodline. ATHA is the only Trail Horse
Association dedicated to registering trail horses around the world.

American Youth Horse Council (AYHC)
AYHC is the umbrella organization for the youth horse industry. First
established in the early 1970's, the non-profit organization was founded by
breed organizations and extension specialists to provide a nucleus of
support to all the youth horse industry and particularly adult leaders. AYHC
looks to be a representative voice, crossing all breeds and disciplines, as an
advocate for bringing horses and kids together.


Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC)
The Appaloosa Horse Club was chartered in 1938 to preserve and enhance
this beloved American breed and has grown into one of the leading horse
breed registries in the world.

Arabian Horse Association (AHA)
The Arabian Horse Association, founded in 1908, celebrates the relationship
between horse and rider, whether partners on the trail, elite national
competitors, breeders or owners. As a full-service breed association, AHA
meets all of the needs of its 46,000 members at every stage of ownership.

CANTER (The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses)
CANTER stands for The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses.
CANTER started as a solution to help racehorses find new careers by connecting
buyers and sellers through posting racehorses for sale on the Internet. The program
quickly became a national web-based phenomenon.  Since the first CANTER Michigan
program started in 1997, it and has grown to include chapters in California, Illinois,
the Mid Atlantic Region, the New England Region, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
All the CANTER programs are all-volunteer organizations with 501c3 non profit status.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association (CMSA)
Cowboy Mounted Shooting® is one of the nation's fastest growing
equestrian sports. Mounted contestants compete in this fast action timed
event using two .45 caliber single action revolvers each loaded with five
rounds of specially prepared blank ammunition. Courses of fire are set in a
variety of patterns.

Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR)
ELCR is dedicated to providing direct assistance to individuals and groups
working to preserve land for equestrian use. By educating horse people and
encouraging partnerships with conservationists and other user groups at the
local level, ELCR is mobilizing thousands of equestrians to work for land
access and protection in their communities.

Friesian Horse Association of North America (FHANA)
Unbridled Elegance. Bold. Majestic. Loyal. All words that can be used to
describe the Friesian Horse, a unique breed steeped in romanticism and
very suitable for the needs of modern horsemen. The regal and natural
impulsion of the Friesian creates the image of power, yet the kind and
intelligent nature allows him to be a willing and dependable performer under
saddle and in harness.

Kentucky Horse Park
Located in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky, the Kentucky
Horse Park is a 1200 acre working horse farm like none other in the world.
Dedicated to man's relationship with the horse, the park features two
outstanding museums, twin theaters and nearly 50 different breeds of
horses. The Kentucky Horse Park will host the World Equestrian Games
2010 and become the first venue outside of Europe to hold the most
prestigious event in the equestrian world.


Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America (MFHA)
The Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America was founded to
provide its members with the resources to optimize their pursuit of the sport
of foxhunting.

National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)
Founded in 1946, the National Cutting Horse Association celebrates the
heritage of the cutting horse whose roots trace back to cattle ranches of the
West. NCHA promotes cutting competitions, standardizes contest rules and
preserves the cutting horse's heritage. NCHA, through the Strategic
Marketing Alliance with the American Quarter Horse Association, is
acknowledged as the authority for cutting competitions whose rules and
judging procedures are widely recognized and accepted throughout the
world. More than 2,200 approved cutting horse events are held annually
with purses totaling more than $35 million.

National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA)
The National Reined Cow Horse Association held its first Snaffle Bit Futurity
in 1970 to showcase the abilities of the reined cow horse. Reined cow horse
competition is steeped in tradition and based on the equipment, riding
styles and training methods of the vaquero. NRCHA, through the Strategic
Marketing Alliance with the American Quarter Horse Association, is
acknowledged as the authority for reined cow horse competitions whose
rules and judging procedures are widely recognized and accepted
throughout the world.

National Reining Horse Association (NRHA)
Founded in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is dedicated to the
promotion of the reining horse. NRHA, through the Strategic Marketing
Alliance with the American Quarter Horse Association, is acknowledged as
the authority for reining competitions whose rules and judging procedures
are widely recognized and accepted throughout the world. NRHA's 13,000
members compete in more than 500 approved shows annually.

National Steeplechase Association (NSA)
The National Steeplechase Association is the official sanctioning
body of American steeplechase horse. The NSA licenses participants, approves
race courses, trains officials, coordinates race entries, enforces rules, compiles
an official database and oversees the national marketing and public relations
efforts of the sport.

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA)
NARHA is a national non-profit organization that promotes the benefit of the
horse for individuals with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. For
individuals with disabilities, equine-assisted activities have been shown to
improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development as
well as emotional well-being.

Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA)
The Paso Fino Horse Association was founded in 1972 and is a member governed,
not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and
improving the breed. The 8,500 members are represented by 24 regional
groups in the United States, Canada, Europe and South America who
sponsors shows, clinics, trail rides, and other events.

Pinto Horse Association of America (PtHA)
The PtHA was formed in 1956 although the bloodlines of many Pintos date
back to the 1800s. Established primarily as a color registry, the association
has grown to offer four conformation types plus a separate division for
Ponies, Miniatures and Mini "B". The two color patterns recognized by the
PtHA are Tobiano and Overo. More than 350 association-approved shows
are held annually throughout the U. S.


United States Dressage Federation (USDF)
The United States Dressage Federation is dedicated to education, the
recognition of achievement and the promotion of the sport of dressage.
Founded in 1973, the association has 45,000 memberships and works with
129 affiliated organizations.

United States Eventing Association (USEA)
The USEA is the national association representing the Olympic sport of
eventing. The USEA provides eventing enthusiasts with resources about
participating in and staying informed about the sport.

United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
Since 1917, the United States Equestrian Federation® has been the only
national organization dedicated to promoting equestrian sport, participation
and competition regardless of breed or discipline. Now more than 87,000
members strong, the USEF governs competitions for 28 breeds and
performance disciplines across the United States.

United States Hunter Jumper Association
The United States Hunter Jumper Association is a non profit organization
designated as the National Affiliate of the hunter and jumper disciplines by
the United States Equestrian Federation. USHJA is dedicated to inspiring
individuals to achieve their maximum potential, upholding the welfare of the
horse and promoting fairness in competition.

U.S. Polo Association (USPA)
The United States Polo Association was founded in 1890 with the key
objectives of implementing rules and handicapping players. The Association
also enhances the sport by sanctioning tournaments, promoting safety and
member growth and providing benefits to polo players. There are currently
more than 300 member clubs and 4,000 registered players in the United

United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC)
The United States Pony Clubs (USPC) was founded as a non-profit national
youth horsemanship organization in 1954. Pony Club teaches horsemanship
and the care of the horse to young people from the age of five to twentyfive.
There are 625 Pony Clubs nationwide with 12,000 members.

United States Team Penning Association (USTPA)
The United States Team Penning Association (USTPA) was formed in 1993 to
educate and promote team penning, and provide standardized rules for the
sport. The USTPA is the only nonprofit member-managed team penning
association in the world with membership extending across 49 states,
Canada, Germany and Italy.

United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC)
The United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) is the nation's
largest team roping organization with over 35,000 members. It sanctions 90
ropings annually from Virginia to Hawaii, including the world's richest
roping, the National Finals (NFTR) in Oklahoma City. Last year's Finals
awarded over 4.5 million dollars in cash and prizes.

United States Trotting Association (USTA)
Founded in 1938, the U.S.Trotting Association is located in Columbus, Ohio
and serves its 24,000 members by acting as the Standardbred breed
registry and repository for all breeding and performance data. Additionally,
USTA licenses trainers and drivers and promotes the breed by developing
new markets for the breed and the sport of harness racing.

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