How You Can Help Advance Collegiate Equestrian
This is a critical time for collegiate equestrian programs, and supporters have three avenues to bolster the efforts of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association.
By Dr. Leah Holland Fiorentino, NCEA executive director | February 8, 2015
I am thrilled to support the work of the National Collegiate Equestrian Association during the transition of collegiate equestrian to NCAA championship sport status. Like you, I know the value of the exceptional education, experiences and opportunities afforded to our daughters by riding on an NCEA team.
Many of you have inquired as to the best manner to bolster the efforts of NCEA. Every day, I receive emails, calls, and letters from parents and other supporters of how we must join together to not only preserve collegiate equestrian’s presence, but to advance it beyond the current programs. Now, we need your assistance in securing the voice and a platform for NCEA to do just that.
This is a critical time for collegiate equestrian programs. Over the next few months, we have the opportunity to be a positive force in the equine community and a more visible force within the NCAA. You CAN make a difference:
Make a financial contribution on our webpage (www.collegiateequestrian.com/donate). Your contribution opens doors for our more than 800 student-athletes and will provide positive opportunities for many more in the future. Visit the site now for details and see how easy it is to support our efforts.
Share the unique stories about your daughter’s experiences with her collegiate equestrian program. We are collecting these strong powerful statements for future publication efforts. You can send your stories to me at email@example.com.
In the very near future, we will be providing you with updates and specific ways you can help ensure that NCEA collegiate equestrian programs continue to be visible on the national scene. If you have ideas or resources, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goals include continued support for our current programs as well as expanding our competitive ranks to include new programs across the nation. Stay connected by following us on Facebook, Twitter and our website (www.collegiateequestrian.com) for the latest updates and to learn more about our truly exceptional student-athletes and their equestrian programs.
The future of our sport begins NOW. Through our collaborative efforts, we insure that future generations of young women have access to the unique opportunities available through collegiate equestrian. Your assistance is crucial and essential to our success. With your support we can propel the NCEA to championship sport status. I excitingly await your response and anticipate your dedication to our efforts. Thank you for your commitment to NCEA.
For more on the history of women's equestrian, go to www.aqha.com/ncea.