The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation has announced that Tucker S. Johnson will receive the 2011 Whitney Stone Cup.
Johnson, Hobe Sound, Fla., is a tremendously accomplished driver who helped lead the United States to a team silver medal, as well as winning the individual bronze medal during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
“It feels great to be recognized. For the Whitney Stone Award to go to a driver from a non-Olympic discipline is a real treat,” said Johnson. “It is especially meaningful for me as I am at the end of my competitive career and was fortunate enough, with the help of the USET foundation, to go to enough competitions that I could end on a high note. At the World Equestrian Games I think that that was the best I could do, and to have that happen at my last competition and contribute to a team silver medal was fantastic.”
The award is presented annually to an active competitor who displays consistent excellence in international competition and high standards of sportsmanlike conduct while serving as an ambassador for the United States and equestrian sport. Johnson also received the award in 2001. He has now retired from active competition.
The award will be presented to Johnson at the USET Foundation Reception on Jan. 28 in Wellington, Fla.