Janine Malone received the USDF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014. A longtime member of the USDF Executive Board, she served for eighteen years in the roles of USDF Region 1 Director and USDF Secretary. She was the recipient of the first ABIG/USDF Volunteer of the Year Award in 1998. Janine also served as chair of the US Dressage Finals Organizing Committee, and was honored at the 2013 inaugural US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® with a perpetual trophy in her name, given to the Adult Amateur Prix St. Georges Champion.
Janine is a USEF ‘R’ dressage judge, an ‘R’ dressage sport horse breeding (DSHB) judge, an ‘R’ dressage technical delegate, and an FEI Level 3 chief steward for dressage. For nearly 20 years, Janine was also a combined-training judge, technical delegate (TD), and event organizer. Janine is a charter member and past president of the North Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association and has managed past AHSA, now USEF, and Ljungquist Championships, USEF dressage and DSHB judges’ clinics, and has served as a clinician for several USEF dressage TD clinics. Janine has served on numerous USDF and USEF committees, was a USEF Vice President for FEI affiliates, and served on the USEF Board. USDF President Lisa Gorretta (Vice President at the time of award) said, “I can think of no one more deserving of this award, as fitting recognition of her years of tireless volunteer service for the benefit of USDF and the sport.”