Linda Zang (2009)
In recognition of her outstanding accomplishments as an international competitor, FEI judge, FEI technical delegate, clinician, and leader of national and world-wide organizations. She has been one of the most highly-respected FEI "O" judges in the world since 1995, and has officiated at the 1998 Olympics and eight World Cup Finals. Ms. Zang has been a leading proponent of U.S. dressage in international circles.
Our first inductee into the Hall of Fame is Linda Zang, in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments as an international competitor, FEI Judge, FEI Technical Delegate, clinician and leader of national and world-wide organizations. Her dressage career over the past 40 years has been truly remarkable. Linda is currently one of the most highly-respected judges in the world. She was promoted to FEI "O" status in 1995 and has judged the world's most prestigious competitions: the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the World Equestrian Games in 1998 in Rome and in 2006 in Aachen, six FEI World Cup Finals, the 2005 European Championships in Hickstead, and this year's World Breeding Federation Young Horse Championships in Germany. She is one of the six FEI "O" judges in the world who conducts seminars and forums to educate FEI judges and tests them for promotion for both Dressage and Eventing.