The U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation has announced the hiring of Maureen Pethick of Califon, NJ.
Pethick comes to the Foundation from the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) where she was executive assistant to Bonnie B. Jenkins, executive director of the High Performance Division at the Gladstone headquarters, and office manager since the new Federation came into being last December.
Pethick first joined the USET in 1997 as Director of Dressage Activities. In that role she had overall responsibility for administration of the Team's dressage programs. She served as the USET's team leader for international dressage competitions including the 1997 North American Dressage Championships, the 1998 World Equestrian Games, the 1999 Pan American Games, where the USET won two Gold Medals, and the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games where the USET won the team Bronze Medal.
In 2002, Pethick left her position as Director of Dressage Activities and, after a short hiatus to give birth to her son Robert, assumed her new responsibilities as executive assistant and office manager.
“Maureen has been a valuable member of the administrative staff at Gladstone for seven years,” said USET Foundation President Armand Leone, Jr. “Her knowledge and understanding of our sport and operations is sure to be a tremendous asset to the Foundation as we continue our mission of raising the funds needed to support our international high performance athletes.”
Involved with horses since childhood, Pethick has been a lifelong supporter of the USET. She spent many years showing equitation and hunters and went on to develop a passion for dressage. Pethick's competitive years in the ring ended when she went to Trinity College where she received her degree in Business and Finance. She lives in Califon with her husband Bob and son Robert.
The U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America 's elite and developing International High Performance horses and athletes in partnership with the US Equestrian Federation. The Foundation office can be reached at 908-234-1251.