Articles: Press Release
Betty Cox Named 2003 Junior Equestrian of the Year
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Betty Cox, 17, of Danville, KY, has been named as the 2003 Junior
Equestrian of the Year. The presentation of the Ruth O'Keefe Meredith
Memorial Trophy will be made at the Pegasus Awards Dinner, Friday,
January 16, during the 2004 U.S. Equestrian Annual Meeting at the
Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
Accomplishments that helped propel Cox include wins at the 2003 USAE
Saddle Seat Medal Finals, UPHA Senior Championship, the Good Hands
National Saddle Seat Championship and the World's Grand Champion Senior
Rider. Cox is in the top tenth percentile of her junior class and
counts field hockey and lacrosse among her other endeavors.
The Ruth O'Keefe Meredith Memorial Trophy was established in 1985 to
honor a junior individual who exemplifies "exceptional talent,
sportsmanship and dedication to the sport" and has made "outstanding
contributions to equestrian competition." A selection panel of six
members, composed of representatives of the different breeds and
disciplines recognized by U.S. Equestrian, is presented with a list of
nominees and biographical information provided by the nominee. Previous
winners included; Lindsey Phibbs (1997); Jill Prieto (1998); Emily
Williams (1999); Sarah Willeman (2000); Reese Richey (2001); and Hillary
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