The United States Sport Horse Breeders Association (USSHBA) was founded in 2010 to strengthen the presence and recognition of breeders throughout the US sport horse community. Incorporated in 2012, the USSHBA was approved as an IRS 501(c)3 non-profit group in 2014. The USSHBA is designed to serve as an independent, united voice in matters of sport governance for breeders across registries and disciplines, to strengthen the bonds that connect breeders to each other and to owners, riders, and trainers, fostering a sense of community in working together to achieve American-bred success.
USSHBA Board of Directors
Mary O’Connor, VA, Inner Bay LLC, President
Kimmy Risser, KY, Hickory Manor, Vice President
Nicole Marin, NY, Marin Farms, Secretary
Tim Kammerer MD, Sparling Rock Holsteiners, Treasurer
Marsha Hudgins, VA, Fair Oaks Farm
Alice Knox, CA, Sporthorse Cruise
Nat Masin, TX
Maggie Neider, NY, North Hill Farm
Michele Sakurai, Sakura Hill Farm
Catherine Giliberti, Esq., NY, Legal Adviser
USSHBA members play a vital role! Each of the USSHBA's committees focuses on specific concerns. Do you have a special area of expertise? Let us know! Check the box on the membership form, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in learning more about the USSHBA's bylaws, we invite you to download the PDF file.
The USSHBA is proud to be a USEF Alliance Partner. USEF Alliance Partnership connects the USSHBA with equestrian sport governance, and equestrian enthusiasts nationwide. As National Governing Body, the Federation is the largest multi-breed organization in the country, for nearly a century the United States Equestrian Federation has united the equestrian community, honored achievement, and served as guardian of the sport. From the leisure rider to the Olympic competitor, the USEF connects each one of us who shares a passion for horses. USEF Alliance Partners help the Federation fulfill its mission to raise the level of access to and participation in equestrian sport at all levels.
The United States Sport Horse Breeders Association (USSHBA) is an IRS 501c3 non-profit group.