Open letter from Carol Popp
I am honored to nominate Dr. Max Gahwyler to the USDF Hall of Fame. I am submitting this nomination as a spokesperson for the many, many equestrians whose lives he has touched in such a positive way over the years.
It goes without saying that Max has given more than his fair share of time, effort, expertise and donations to dressage and to USDF. His contributions have been stellar in all of the categories of nomination criteria starting from the inception of the USDF organization.
Never afraid to speak up about what he believes in, even when his viewpoint has been controversial or unpopular, he has always made us think. Max has always been passionate about the art of dressage, educating riders, trainers and judges and, most importantly, passionate about the well being of the horse.
Max will be 81 years young in July of 2004. It is important that his life contributions to our sport be acknowledged NOW. He has touched the lives of so many USDF members and others and we would like to see him inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The people we consider worthy of induction in our sport's Hall of Fame, one of the greatest honors we can bestow upon them, should be so honored during their lifetimes so that they can know just how much we think of them and that all of their efforts over the years were truly appreciated by all.
I ask that you please send your letters in support of Max's nomination to:
Historical Committee Liaison
220 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington , KY 40503
If you have any questions or need anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me at 203-438-3459 or at my offices at 914-683-8008, ext. 405.
Sincerely, Carol Popp
The 2002 Northeast Junior/Young Rider Dressage Championships
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