Sue Hughes Added to 2018 USDF Members of Distinction Class
Lexington, KY (October 15,
2018) - The United States Dressage Federation™ (USDF) is pleased to announce
that Sue Hughes has joined Mary Anne McPhail, Martha McDaniel, and Priscilla
Endicott, as 2018 USDF Members of Distinction. As such, Sue will be recognized
at this year's Salute Gala & Annual Awards Banquet, held during the
Adequan®/USDF Annual Convention. USDF Members of Distinction are USDF members
recognized for their exceptional commitment to their local area or region.
Sue Hughes' long history in the
dressage community began in 1968, at age 39, when she volunteered as a troop
leader in her daughter's Girl Scouts Riding Camp. Sue committed to volunteering
to the troop if someone would teach her how to ride, thus starting what would
be a lengthy career, dedicated to promoting the sport of dressage in the United
States. After furthering her skills through seven years of lessons with Violet
Hopkins, Sue was inspired to join the Midwest Dressage Association (MDA), where
she ultimately served on the MDA board for fourteen years, four of those years
as president. During this time Sue volunteered on the Violet Hopkins/USDF
Instructors Seminar Planning Committee, went on to become a USEF "r"
judge, and received the 2007 Jean Brown Memorial Award from MDA, in recognition
of her commitment to making a difference in the local dressage community. Sue
was ultimately inducted as a lifetime member of the Midwest Dressage
Association by a unanimous vote in celebration of her tireless service.
Founded in 1973, the United States Dressage Federation is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage. For more information about USDF membership or programs, visit www.usdf.org, email email@example.com, or call (859) 971-2277.