Lexington, Ky. and Charlotte, North Carolina.– RealResponse, (@RealResponseHQ), the award-winning anonymous feedback, monitoring and reporting platform for sports teams and organizations, today announced a strategic partnership with US Equestrian, further expanding its reach in the sports landscape Olympic and Paralympic. This new platform will provide members with the ability to report concerns about emotional and physical abuse as well as violations of underage athlete abuse prevention policies to USEF via text message while maintaining anonymity. The program will roll out next month and will initially be available to all US Equestrian members to anonymously and promptly report concerns regarding violations of USEF’s SafeSport policy, including underage athlete abuse prevention policies.
“We are proud to add US Equestrian as a new partner. The opportunity to take full advantage of the versatility of the RealResponse platform to meet the unique needs of USEF is something we wholeheartedly embrace. US Equestrian has made it clear that they want to remove as many barriers as possible to reporting concerns and we believe this platform will achieve that.Providing their athletes and members with a voice to report any concerns safely and anonymously is our privilege,” said David Chadwick, Founder and CEO of RealResponse. “Tailoring our service to meet the individual needs of each organization we partner with enables RealResponse to deliver maximum value and impact to our partners.”
“Athlete safety is of paramount importance to USEF. Our staff are dedicated to this effort and our highest priority is making sure our members know that we have a safe, secure and quick way to be notified of any issues that arise, and RealResponse gives us that added value that we have much needed,” said USEF Executive Director Bill Moroney. “In taking this step, we want to ensure that issues and concerns at all levels are reported and dealt with in an efficient and professional manner, and that the integrity of our organization and our sport remains intact.”
Members are always encouraged to report concerns via email [email protected] or by contacting a member of the Athlete Protection Team directly. For more details on how to report misconduct, click here.
About American Riding
US Equestrian is the national governing body for equestrian sport and is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as a steward of equestrian sport. Since its inception, US Equestrian has been dedicated to pursuing excellence and promoting growth, while providing and maintaining safe and fair playing conditions for its equine and human athletes.
Originally founded in 2015 and expanded in 2020, RealResponse partners with over 100 colleges and universities as well as the NFL’s Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, NFLPA, USADA, NWSL and many more. member clubs, and a growing number of governing bodies, including USA Track and Field, USA Gymnastics, giving more than 150,000 athletes and staff the ability to anonymously share their feedback and concerns in a safe and secure manner. RealResponse is an online platform that enables real-time reporting, surveys, and a document repository. Organizations can also compare metrics to peer and national averages to identify areas of competitive advantage and vulnerability. Additional partnerships with international organizations, colleges, and professional sports properties are expected in 2022. In 2021, RealResponse was recognized by the Charlotte Business Journal as one of the “Fifty Most Innovative Companies in the Region.” For more information on RealResponse, visit realresponse.com.