Fellow non-profits, ACTHA and the Equestrian Medical Safety Association (EMSA) are
pleased to announce the addition of Selena Lucas of West Virginia to their Board of Directors. Ms. Lucas is a member of the ACTHA Host Support Team, an ACTHA Ride Host, a certified ACTHA judge and a certified Canine and Equine Sports Massage Therapist. A longtime equestrian who has ridden over twenty breeds of horses Ms. Lucas is an active member of many different breed organizations, riding associations and horse councils. Her show experiences range from pleasure classes including saddle seat to in-hand classes, trail competitions and parades. Ms. Lucas, a long time advocate for safety in all equine activities, including halter classes, is thrilled and thankful to be allowed to serve on the EMSA board as they work to improve the safety of the entire equine industry.
EMSA President Dr. Debbie Stanitski is delighted with Ms. Lucas coming on board and said, “EMSA is trying hard to envelope other disciplines in the improvement of equine safety, not just the disciplines of Eventing and Driving. With Ms. Lucas’ vast experiences in other disciplines and riding for pleasure she will add perspective and insight to our mission.”
ACTHA President Robin Tilghman states, “EMSA couldn’t have picked a better person to help them as they work to educate the public about all aspects of equine safety. ACTHA has been fortunate over the years to have Selena as she advocates for safety at our events, now she will be able to help EMSA with her experience.”
EMSA, the Equestrian Medical Safety Association is a 501c (3) tax-exempt volunteer organization dedicated to the safety of persons in all equestrian activities through education, research and providing information resources.
To create a registry open to all breeds and a point designation system which will stay with each horse for its lifetime, thereby adding to their value and distinction.
To create and enable humane treatment and employment options for horses in need