Mission Statement

Eric StrausEquine Sport Group provides advice, counsel and delivery of services to the highest standards for equestrian sport, care, training, competition and governance.
We are  guided by the principles of open communication and respect; we follow best practice in all aspects of our work and we are dedicated to serve as guardians for the welfare of our equine partners.




ESG in the News

Equine Sport Group in the news:
Lexington, KY (April 18, 2015) The Pan-American Equestrian Confederation (PAEC) is pleased to announce the election and appointment of Eric L. Straus (USA) as Secretary General. Mr. Straus brings more than 45 years of equestrian experience with significant international and national achievements coupled with his proven business expertise.

Mr. Straus served as the Secretary General of the United States Equestrian Federation when it was known as the American Horse Shows Association (AHSA), as Chief Executive Officer of the Washington International Horse Show and most recently as Senior Vice President of HITS, Inc. which hosted the 2015 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Ocala, Florida. Mr. Straus has a multi-discipline background which includes: Show Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Reining. He is a Level Three FEI Steward in Jumping and Reining, has served as Chief Steward at three World Equestrian Games and is an active FEI Course Director for Reining Stewards.
"The appointment of Mr. Straus speaks to the growth of PAEC as we prepare for the 2015 Pan-American Games in Toronto and for continuing the development of equestrian sport in the Americas and the Caribbean," said Carmen Barrera (ESA), President of PAEC.
The Pan-American Equestrian Confederation, whose initials are PAEC, is a not-for-profit organization recognized by the FEI and is a member of the Pan-American Sports Organization (PASO). PAEC is composed of the National Equestrian Federations of the American continents and is headquartered in Lexington, KY.
Q & A with Eric Straus
"Improving general horsemanship
knowledge is desperately needed
in China." Eric Staus
Horse International Sports 2013 Issue 3
The Great China Experiment
ESG and SaiMa Sports Announcement
March 12, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts — Sai Ma Sports Co-Founders and Managing Directors, Emmett F. Ryan and Stephen P. Columbia, are pleased to announce the appointment of Eric L. Straus, a leader in international equestrian sport and current President of Equine Sport Group, as Managing Director. Equine Sport Group provides equine counsel and assistance to a number of international clients with emphasis on China.
Mr. Pang, owner of Corich Saddlery
Mr. Peili Pang of Corich Saddlery
Mr. Peili Pang, Shanghai is the owner of Corich Saddlery, China's leading equestrian retailer. Mr. Pang recently visited the United States for the first time.
Equine Sport Group welcomed Mr. Pang and looks forward to our continuing relationship.
The Chronicle of the Horse The Luckiest Man Alive
By Mollie Bailey
April 14, 2012
After meeting George Morris (center) at the 2008 Olympic Games, Yang Fujun (left) travelled to the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival along with his boss Wang "Michelle" Qiang.
What they are saying........
“Eric is an extremely bright, energetic, and detail oriented manager. He also has strong interpersonal skills, and manages people well. He would be an asset with any organization.” 
"I had the privilege of working with Eric Straus for a number of years. He possesses a strong, pragmatic business sense and is an effective leader and manager of employees. He is also fully capable of succeeding, and succeeding at a high level, in many different areas. Experience, proven results and leadership: these are qualities that define Eric L. Straus."


Eric Straus-Grace Under Pressure


Contact Address

Eric L. Straus
Equine Sport Group
111 Blazing Star Trail
Landrum SC, 29356
SKYPE: strauseric