Equestrian Travel Association Announces New Advisory Board For 2012; Adds International Flair To Its 'Approved' Members List

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Launched in 2011, the Equestrian Travel Association - an organization dedicated to establishing best-practices in the equestrian travel industry - is announcing its 2012 Advisory Board. From riding instructors and Olympians to equine therapists and marketing and hospitality experts, this year's board boasts a broad mix of skills and experience so as to best serve ETA members. Additionally, ETA has expanded its international travel vacation offerings to include the likes of New Zealand's renowned Scarlett Oaks Equestrian Center on its "Approved" list of business members.

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"We hand-picked Scarlett Oaks because of their high standards in horse care and keen focus on customer satisfaction." said Meghan Brady, Member Liaison.

Entering Its Second Year, ETA Continues To Set The Standards For Equestrian Travel Industry

The Equestrian Travel Association (ETA) - a professional association created to raise awareness of and promote the equestrian travel industry - is proud to announce its Advisory Board Members for 2012. Featuring a broad mix of professionals from many walks of life - from horse care, instructor training, professional and therapeutic riding to customer service, supplier relations, international travel, PR and marketing - these individuals will continue ETA's mission of establishing "best practices" and operating standards in the equestrian travel industry, to increase the quality of care for horses in this sector and to raise quality standards for guest services.

Among the 2012 Advisory Board Members are Charlotte Bredahl, Horsemanship Advisor to the ETA, who has been tasked with assisting with rider education and training; drawing on her experience as a USEF and FEI rated judge, renowned horse trainer and a Bronze medal winning member of the 1992 US Olympic Team, among other prestigious competitive honors. Edie Dopking will serve as ETA's Non-Profit Management Advisor, utilizing her expertise in non-profit management, equine therapy and accessible programs - including running her very own national recognized equine therapy center. William Fernandez and Cheryl Luciani also join the Board as Marketing Advisor and Hospitality Advisor, respectively. Finally, as Member Liasion to the ETA, Meghan Brady, a PATH International Certified riding instructor, will communicate will association members and create awareness for the equestrian travel industry amongst the public and travel sector, alike.

International Approved Member List Continues To Expand

Additionally, the Equestrian Travel Association is proud to announce the expansion of its international "Approved" equestrian travel business members, including New Zealand's Scarlett Oaks Equestrian Center. "We hand-picked Scarlett Oaks because of their high standards in horse care and keen focus on customer satisfaction." said Meghan Brady, ETA Member Liaison and 2012 Advisory Board member. This equestrian center offers a plethora of exciting 'equestrian escapes' nestled in the picturesque countryside of New Zealand's wine country. These all-inclusive packages are custom-tailored to international clients, be they novice riders or pros.

About The Equestrian Travel Association (ETA)
Founded in 2011, the Equestrian Travel Association (ETA) is an international professional association representing equestrian travel vacations, outfitters, camps, and clinics. From guided horseback riding tours to equine transportation providers the ETA works with equestrian businesses across the globe. The ETA has established the highest standards in the equestrian travel industry that require members to conduct business according to a set of professional guidelines; including superior horse care and exceptional customer service.

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Meghan Brady
Member Liaison, The Equestrian Travel Association



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