Moroney Re-Elected USHJA President

Moroney Re-Elected USHJA President

Bill Moroney was re-elected to serve a third term as President of the United States Hunter Jumper Association. The decision came Tuesday at the association’s annual meeting held in Miami.

Moroney, who has been the association’s only president, originally said he was giving up his seat at the end of the year. He also endorsed the candidate chosen by the nominating committee, Mary Babick. Prior to the deadline, Moroney accepted a nomination that came from the floor. The reason? The new governance model – the same reason he initially said he would not seek another term.

The Chronicle of the Horse reports that Moroney expressed his regret for the turn of events. “Mary, I want to apologize to you for any awkwardness in this situation.” He continued saying, “Thank you for your fellowship and for your willingness to remain in the race. You’re a class act, and you gave this organization the chance to have a democratic election. I apologize for getting you in this situation.”

Babick will serve as Vice President of Hunter Discipline. David Distler, Vice President of Jumper Discipline; Larry Langer, Secretary; and Dianne Johnson, Treasurer.

Hunter Working Group appointments to the board include: Colleen McQuay; and Liza Boyd and Shelley Campf as athlete representatives. Jumper Working Group appointments to the board include: Anne Kursinski; and Margie Engle and Candice King as athlete representatives.
Lori Cramer and Streett Moore were appointed to the board as Affiliate representatives.
Lynn Jayne was also appointed to the board as the current President of the USHJA Foundation.
Moroney was rehired for his final four year term by the outgoing Board of Directors. The new members of the board were seated following the election. It’s recommendations to Proposed Rule Changes will be considered by the United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors at the annual meeting next month.