President Hillary Hoffman Named USA Junior Equestrian of the
Hoffman, the president of the International Arabian Horse Youth
Association (IAHYA®), has been named as the 2002 USA Junior
Equestrian of the Year. Hoffman, 18, of Hastings, Minnesota, will
be presented with the Ruth O'Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy during
the USA Equestrian annual meeting, January 15-19, 2003, in Lexington,
Ruth O'Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy was established in 1985 to
honor a junior individual who exemplifies "exception talent,
sportsmanship and dedication to the sport" and has made "outstanding
contributions to equestrian competition." Hoffman was honored
for her devotion to the International Arabian Horse Association
(IAHA) and its youth and her excellence as a competitor.
president of IAHYA and its immediate past vice president, Hoffman
has impressed her peers and the IAHA board with her leadership abilities.
As a delegate on the IAHYA and IAHA Equitation and Working Western
Committees, she has worked to improve the showing of these disciplines.
Hoffman has also helped to create a smoother running convention
as chair of the IAHYA Convention and Credentials Committee.
the 2002 Youth Nationals, Hoffman excelled in the western disciplines.
She was champion in Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17, Reining
Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 and Freestyle Reining JTR 14-17. She took
reserve championships in Arabian Reining JTR 14-17 and Arabian Ladies
Side Saddle Western JTR 17 & Under.
recipients of this award who were youth members of IAHA were Shannon
Beethe in 1993 and Suzanne Loadholt in 1994.
is a 28,000 member breed association that registers Half-Arabian
and Anglo-Arabian horses, administers more than $4 million in prize
money annually, produces national events, maintains official event
records , recognizes more than 400 Arabian horse shows and distance
rides and provides a ctivities and programs that promote Arabian
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