Baker, USA Equestrian Licensed Official, Passes Away
Baker, a respected USA Equestrian Board of Directors member and
licensed judge, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2002. Baker
more than a quarter of a century, Baker provided his skills to
the sport, and held many 'R' licenses including Western and Stock
Seat Equitation. Additionally, he was a distinguished licensed
judge of Arabians and Reining.
Baker has been a longtime supporter of USA Equestrian, especially
in the Working Western areas, and was a founding member of the
Western Council," said Christina Stewart, Director of Breeds
& Western disciplines for USA Equestrian.
is survived by his wife, Susan, as well as two brothers, four
daughters and three granddaughters.
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.