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.