Judith Noone (2010)

Judith Noone (2010)Judith Noone (2010), of Abington, MA, has given countless hours of her time and expertise to the sport of dressage and to USDF. Noone is known as a champion for youth in dressage as demonstrated by her proposal, in 1978, of a junior/young rider program to her GMO, the New England Dressage Association (NEDA) which resulted in years of collaboration on free weekly youth clinics and Junior/Young Rider dressage camps. Because of her dedication to youth and dressage, USDF founder and inaugural Roemer Foundation/USDF Hall of Fame inductee Lowell Boomer asked Noone to helm a USDF Junior/Young Rider program and in 1983, she officially became the chair of the new Junior/Young Rider Program Committee. Under her leadership, the committee went on to develop education grant programs, produce the three-part educational video series Just for Juniors, introduce the Junior/Young Rider Executive Board (not the Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee), and founded the USDF Youth Regional Team Competitions.