Todd Minikus, 39,
of Loxahatchee, FL, has been named as USA Equestrian's
The Equestrian of
the Year award is presented to the individual who has
Minikus was presented
with the Robert P. Strub Trophy by the 2000 recipient
USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 77,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.