Wellington, FL – February 7, 2013 – The National Horse Show Association of America was recognized recently for ten years of continued contributions to the United States Equestrian Team Foundation at a Gold Medal cocktail reception at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club Golf House in Wellington, Florida. The reception was to honor the long-time donors for their steadfast generosity.
National Horse Show Association President, Mason Phelps, Jr. noted that the United States Equestrian Team Foundation is one of the association’s most important charities. “What could be more important than supporting the long term goals of the USET Foundation?” he asked. “We are proud that we have been a part of the Gold Medal Club for ten straight years now. We look forward to many, many more years of supporting all of our world-class equestrians.”
Lexington, Kentucky – March 11, 2012 – The National Horse Show Association of America announced today that R. Bruce Duchossois has been named to the Board of Directors.
Duchossois, from Aiken, South Carolina, is one of the country’s leading exhibitors in the Adult Amateur Hunter division and has been deeply involved in numerous aspects of equestrian sports, as has his family. Duchossois’ mother competed on saddlebreds, and his father owned Arlington Park near Chicago, Illinois.
Competing in the hunters, Duchossois first gained national attention when riding his famed hunter Kim’s Song to AHSA Horse of the Year and to championships at the Pennsylvania National, the Washington International and the National Horse Show in New York City.
Lexington, KY – May 4, 2011 – The National Horse Show Association of America Ltd. announced today that E. Hunter Harrison has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Born in Tennessee, Harrison served for many years as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian National Railway before retiring in 2009, leaving an admirable record of accomplishment. Thanks to his leadership, CN became the envy of the railway industry and Harrison developed his reputation as one of the most successful railroaders in history. In a fitting tribute to Harrison, CN named their Memphis distribution center after its retiring CEO. They unveiled the Harrison Yard recently, after spending $100-million to nearly double its capacity.
Harrison’s Double H Farm, owned by Hunter and his wife Jeannie, is one of the top equestrian show stables in the industry. The farm, managed by the Harrison’s daughter, Cayce, is home to a number of world-class show jumpers, including Let’s Fly and Rufus, shown by Olympic Gold Medalist Rodrigo Pessoa.