USEF Recognizes Sally Ike With 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award

Dec 18, 2020 - 3:04 PM

On Dec. 18, officials at the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced that Sally Ike is the winner of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. Ike, along with other prestigious award winners, will be recognized at the virtual 2020 USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration on Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 1, marked the end of an era for USEF as Sally Ike, who has been with the organization for more than 30 years, transitioned from her post as managing director of licensed officials and Education into an independent contractor role. Ike has been an integral part of USEF’s success and growth since 1989, working extensively with the USEF Sport Department. She has managed countless responsibilities and held numerous titles throughout her tenure, including chef de mission, discipline director of eventing, managing director of jumping, and director of vaulting activities. She also served as the jumping team leader for every Olympic Games, Pan American Games, FEI World Equestrian Games, and FEI World Cup Finals from 1990 through 2008.

An accomplished equestrian, Ike successfully competed at the Burghley Horse Trials (England) in 1967 and completed the 1968 Badminton Horse Trials (England) on Evening Mail, earning an Olympic team nomination. She was selected as a non-traveling reserve for the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games.

Ike’s many roles also have included course designer, technical delegate, steward and judge at numerous three-day events across the country, as well as managing the jumping department and traveling around the world with top international U.S. jumping teams.

Ike has always been a welcoming and dependable supporter of all equestrian disciplines. Her pledge to ensure the success of USEF’s teams and programs has left a lasting impression not only on the disciplines she has been so deeply tied to throughout her career, but also on those she has mentored and worked with over the years.

Lucy Enns, who competes in Morgans is the 2020 Junior Equestrian of the Year and will also honored during the 2020 USEF Pegasus and Horse of the Year Awards Celebration.


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