Dick McDevitt Wins Marty Simensen Memorial Award

Richard E McDevitt, former President of the American Horse Shows Association, and well-loved figure at Devon, was honored for his pioneering work in the drug rule enforcement programs, by being presented with the Marty Simensen Memorial Trophy at Dressage at devon 2000.

Dick McDevitt became chairman of the Drug and medications committee in the mid 1960's after spearheading the attention of the AHSA at its annual meeting, detailing the extremes to which drug rule enforcement were lacking in our country's equestrian sports. Dick McDevitt became founder of the team that rocked the establishment with an enduring fight against the mob of horseman unwilling to accept drug enforcement rules as we know them today.

Shown here with Susanne Hassler of Hilltop Farm, and Alix Coleman, Richard E McDevitt accepts his award.

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