Share USA Equestrian Lifetime Achievement Award
and Nina Bonnie of Louisville, KY, have been named as the winners
of the 2002 First USA Bank/USA Equestrian Lifetime Achievement
Award for the
Jimmy A. Williams Trophy. This prestigious award is bestowed annually
by the USA Equestrian Executive Committee to an outstanding equestrian
or equestrians whose "lifetime experience and accomplishments
exemplify uncommon devotion to the sport of horse showing and
whose equestrian career and horsemanship has continually elevated
the sport's excellence."
has played a vital role with the Kentucky Horse Park and is currently
chairperson of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation. She competed
successfully in the hunter division for many years, served as
the Chairman of the Hunter Committee and was a member of the Board
of Directors of USA Equestrian. She is a second-generation winner
of the award. Her mother, Theodora (A.C.) Randolph, won the award
in 1995. "Ned" is an attorney specializing in equine
matters and has been on the Board of Directors of USA Equestrian
and several other equine trade associations. The Bonnies own,
train and ride hunters, jumpers and steeplechasers.
Bonnies add their names to a distinguished list of equestrians
who have made indelible marks on the world of horse sports, including
recent recipients of the sterling silver hat by Tiffany's, Frank
D. Chapot, John H. Fritz, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,
and another husband-and-wife team, Kenneth and Sallie Wheeler.
award will be formally presented during the USA Equestrian Annual
Meeting, Jan. 17, in Lexington, KY, at the Pegasus Dinner. For
ticket information contact Deborah Martin at 859-225-6961 or via
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 80,000 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.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian
sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of
excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on
a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its
horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian
federation in the world.