EQUUS Foundation & USEF Best Performance Competition

Enrollment Now Open for the 2016 Best Performance Competition
Enrollment is now open for horse shows to participate in the 2016 Best Performance Competition (BPC), a joint effort of the USEF and the EQUUS Foundation to reward competitive excellence and support horse welfare.
Open to Junior, Amateur, and Professional competitors in all divisions, the BPC consists of four classes:
     • Best Junior on a Pony
     • Best Junior on a Horse
     • Best Amateur
     • Best Professional
The winners are the individuals who, in the opinion of the judges, exhibit the best overall competitive performance at the show and accumulate points in the Best Performance Competition overall standings for the USEF competition year starting on December 1, 2015. Sign up here today!
It's a Win - Win - Win!
     • A Win for Horse Shows: No enrollment fee & easy to sign up; participating horse shows may retain up to 50% of the class entry fees to cover the administration and operation of the program and will be eligible to win the Best Performance Competition Horse Show of the Year Award, which will be presented by the USEF to the horse show(s) with the greatest percentage of program participation.
     • A Win for Competitors: Riders will be recognized for all their "best performances" throughout the competition year; it's easy to participate; and the entry fee of $20 is tax-deductible. Riders will be making a difference in the lives of horses and people in need!
     • A Win for Horse Welfare: Program proceeds will be used to help reduce the unwanted horse population, retrain horses for multiple careers and make equine therapy available to more people with special needs. For the EQUUS Foundation, it's all about how horses move us beyond our boundaries - as athletes and humanitarians.
Sampling of participating shows during 2015:
     • Blue Ribbon Fall & Summer Festivals
     • Buffalo International
     • Devon Horse Show & Country Fair
     • Equivents Show Series
     • Fairfield County Hunt Club Show Series
     • Great Lakes Equestrian Festival
     • Harrisburg National Horse Show
     • Lake St. Louis Show Series
     • Maryland Horse & Pony
     • National Horse Show
     • Skidmore College Saratoga Classic
     • Washington International Horse Show
Sign your shows up today here. For more information or questions, contact Shannon Coakley at shannon@equusfoundation.org or 203-259-1550.


About EQUUS Foundation: The EQUUS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity established in 2002, also known as Horse Charities of America, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of horses, enabling the therapeutic use of horses for those in need, fostering the horse-human bond, and educating the public about the horse's unique ability to empower, teach and heal. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Contact the EQUUS Foundation, Inc., at 168 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT 06880, Tele: (203) 259-1550, E-Mail: mail@equusfoundation.org, Website: www.equusfoundation.org.

About USEF: Established in 1917, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), www.usef.org, is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. The USEF promotes the safety and welfare of horses and riders while encouraging interest, participation and excellence at every competitive level and for all breed and discipline affiliates within the Federation family equally. The USEF is the only national organization dedicated to the promotion of the equestrian sport, fair competition and equine welfare regardless of breed or discipline.