Bob Cacchione, founder and Executive Director of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, has been awarded the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award presented by the U.S. Equestrian Federation. He will receive his award on Jan. 21 at the USEF Pegasus Awards Dinner that will take place during the USEF annual meeting in Lexington, Ky.
Cacchione was selected for his commitment and dedication to the IHSA, an organization he founded in 1966 in order to allow college students to ride and compete regardless of riding ability or financial status. Today, the IHSA serves more than 8,700 riders from 370 universities.
“I am totally overwhelmed with this honor; especially being recognized by my peers,” said Cacchione. “To be acknowledged for what I have tried to do for the youth of the equestrian world with the creation and development of the IHSA is just incredibly meaningful.”
The EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award was created to celebrate humanitarian achievements made by a member of the equestrian world and to acknowledge the selfless dedication one individual or group has made, whether on a regional or national scale.