The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association nominating committee, having reviewed and considered the nominations for the position of President of USHJA, has selected Mary Babick as the official nominee for office of the president. The USHJA board of directors will meet virtually on September 14, 2020 to vote on the nominating committee’s recommendation.
Babick, who has served as president of the USHJA since December 2016, has dedicated her time to the betterment of the hunter/jumper community. A professional for more than 40 years, Babick operates out of Knightsbridge Farm in Colts Neck, New Jersey, where she trains riders of all levels from beginner through national level championships and competitions. Babick is a USHJA Certified Trainer and holds certification with the British Horse Society. She is also a USEF licensed official, holding her “r” judges card for hunter and hunter/jumping Seat Equitation.
In addition to being involved in the sport as professional and trainer, Babick has extensive experience in sport governance, having served on the USEF board of directors and numerous USHJA and US Equestrian committees for more than a decade. In addition to her current role as USHJA President, she also serves as chair of the US Equestrian national breeds and disciplines council.
Babick was selected for the nomination through a multi-step process. Members submitted nominations for the office of President, which were then reviewed by the USHJA nominating committee. The committee interviewed candidates before submitting to the USHJA Board of Directors their recommended nominee.
In addition to the office of president, elections will also be held this year for the offices of national vice president and four directors-at-large during the USHJA Annual Meeting in December. The USHJA is seeking individuals with competition management, amateur competitor status and non-equestrian business experience for the open director-at-large positions. Any senior active or senior associate member in good standing can participate in the nomination process. Member nominations for remaining open positions close August 14.
To learn more about the USHJA election process and timeline, visit ushja.org/elections.