TDF's Board of Directors Selects Beth Baumert as Recipient of the Inaugural Judith Noone Volunteer Award

Thursday, December 26, 2019
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Judith Noone, with a smile and memorable laugh (above left), was exceptionally dedicated to our sport. In addition to all she did for The Dressage Foundation (TDF), Judith initiated some of the first Junior/ Young Rider programs in the U.S., was an extraordinary show manager, organized the first CDIs in New England, created the first Regional Championships across the U.S., ran some of the first programs for dressage judges in our country, was a champion for the adult amateur rider and so much more.

(Above Photo Credit:  The Dressage Foundation)

TDF was honored to have her as a Board member for over 20 years and is pleased to announce a new award in her memory. The Judith Noone Volunteer Award will be presented to TDF volunteers who exemplify Judith’s enthusiasm and dedication to the advancement of dressage. A plaque will be permanently displayed in TDF’s office and engraved with recipients’ names.

TDF’s Board of Directors has unanimously selected Beth Baumert (above right) to receive the inaugural Judith Noone Volunteer Award.

Beth has been a TDF volunteer for nearly 20 years. She has served as the administrator of the Young Rider International Dream Program trip to Europe since its inception in 2000, always carefully coordinating and organizing all details of the program. Beth joined TDF’s Board of Directors in 2009 and has since served as Secretary, Vice President and currently as President & CEO.

“Many nonprofit organizations have a constant in-and-out flow of volunteer leadership,” said Jenny Johnson, TDF’s Executive Director. “I feel fortunate to have had Beth as part of ‘Team TDF’ since I began working here in 2009. Her leadership and guidance are incredibly valuable to our work, and the number of hours she dedicates to helping the U.S. dressage community is immeasurable.”

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