Sallee Horse Vans Becomes USEF’s First Official Horse Transportation Provider

Sallee Horse Vans Becomes USEF’s First Official Horse Transportation Provider

Lexington, KY – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) welcomes Sallee Horse Vans as USEF’s first Official Horse Transportation provider, as well as a Gold Sponsor of the 2011 Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) and a presenting sponsor of the 2011 USEF Hunter Pony Championships.

“Sallee Horse Van’s commitment to the USEF’s programs is exceptional and we are excited about their support of a variety of our programs,” said John Long, USEF Chief Executive Officer.

Sallee Horse Vans is owned and operated by equestrians that understand commitment and passion for the sport. Since 1963, the company has been the leader in horse transportation throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company custom designs and builds all equipment to ensure the most modern and safest equipment in the industry. Team members perform a multi-level inspection of all equipment before every trip with the commitment to safety that far exceeds government safety standards.

“As the President of Sallee Horse Vans, I am honored that the USEF has selected Sallee to be the Official Horse Transportation provider,” said Nicole Pieratt, Sallee president. “Sallee Horse Vans has a longstanding reputation for exceptional safety, service, and pursuit of excellence.”

The 2011 NAJYRC – which Sallee will sponsor at the Gold level – will be July 27-31, and once again will be at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The only FEI Championships run annually in North America, many of the world’s best equestrians who now regularly represent the U.S. on Olympic, World Championship and Nations Cup teams got their first taste of International experience at NAJYRC. These include 2008 Olympians Karen O’Connor and McLain Ward.

“These Championships are vital to the growth of our High Performance programs,” Long said. “These Championships showcase the best Junior and Young Riders on the continent and is a platform for those riders who will go on to represent the U.S. in international competition. It is only through the valuable contributions of sponsors such as Sallee that these prestigious championships are possible.”

The USEF Hunter Pony Championships presented by Sallee Horse Vans is part of the 2011 USEF Pony Finals, held August 9-14, 2011, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

“Sallee Horse Vans is dedicated to young riders and is excited to be the sponsor of the NAJRYC and the Pony Hunter Championship,” Pieratt said. “It is our goal to help young riders and their horses/ponies get to Lexington to achieve their dreams of competing in both the NAJRYC and Pony Finals.”