Jane Clark To Resign as USET Foundation President & CEO after Hiring Briton Ben Maher to Ride Her Jumpers
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GLADSTONE, New Jersey, Oct. 8–Jane Forbes Clark is resigning as president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation, a major financing organization for American high performance horse sports, Nancy Jaffer reported on Equisearch.com (click for complete story).
Her resignation, to take effect next January, was triggered by Jane’s hiring of Great Britain team gold medalist Ben Maher to rider some of her horses, according to the Equisearch report, after a split with Mario Deslauriers.
Jane sponsors dressage rider Katherine Bateson-Chandler who is working with Carl Hester in England and four-in-hand driver Chester Weber in addition to jumpers.
At the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, she was represented by U.S. team members in dressage, driving and jumping.
Jane is a major contributor to U.S. high performance horse sports as well as running the foundation that was created in 2003 to become a fund raising organization on the creation of the U.S. Equestrian Federation as the unified governing body of horse sports in America. The USET had previously been responsible for American teams for championships.
Equisearch quoted Jane as saying she will keep her financial commitments to the foundation and is also buying jumpers for U.S. two-time Olympic medalist Leslie Burr Howard wh had worked for her years ago.
Ben said in a statement on his Internet site: