Fiona Baan (2008)
In recognition of her leadership in directing the USET dressage program for nearly 30 years. She served as Team Manager or Chef d'Equipe at a total of six Olympic, World Equestrian, and Pan American Games from 1976 to 1992. Her diplomacy and attention to detail, and the personal connection she made with every rider, helped guide the U.S.'s rise to international success.
Our first inductee into the hall of fame is the late Fiona Baan, in recognition of her leadership in directing the USET Dressage Program for nearly 30 years. Known for her diplomacy and attention to detail, and the personal connection she made with every rider, Fiona helped guide the rise of the U.S. to international success. She served as Dressage Team Manager for the 1976 and 1992 Olympics, the 1986 and 1990 World Equestrian Games, the 1989, 1990, 1991, and the 1993 Olympic Festivals, and the 1985 and 1989 North American Dressage Championships. She was the organizer of the USET Festival of Champions in 1991 and 1992.