AN INTERVIEW WITH

Beverly A. Bedard

By Marylou A. Yuskiewicz

As ringmaster for the Eastern Classic Arabian Horseshow June 11-13 (Batavia, NY) I had the pleasure of meeting the Show Steward Beverly Bedard.

Mrs. Bedard was so interesting to speak to about what her position is at a show. I know as a rider and now ringmaster, there are questions we all have on what a Show Steward actually does and you will have that opportunity to ask her as she will be taking your questions. She has been kind enough to do this for you – put your thinking caps on. These opportunities don’t happen often so don’t sit back and not ask her that question you always wanted to know. 

As a young person, Beverly showed in Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation, having qualified for the AHSA Hunter Seat Finals in Madison Square Garden in 1960.  She continued to show hunters until her son was born in 1972, then she decided to concentrate on her judging and stewarding career.

Beverly has been licensed as a recognized steward since 1967 and received her promotion in 1973.  Since then, she has worked at 30 - 35 shows each year for the past 15 years, most of which are multiple day competitions.  Though she has had her large R for judging Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation and Jumpers since the early 70s, most of her time is spent as a steward, which she loves doing.  She has stewarded many different competitions - including the National Horse Show in New York City, Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Capital Challenge in Maryland, The New York State Fair, the Vermont Summer Festival, The Merrill Lynch PHA Horse Show in Cleveland, Monmouth County Horse Show in New Jersey, the Classic Company Horse Shows in GA and MS, and The U.S. Arabian Nationals.  Being a combined category Steward, she stewards 5 or 6 Arabian and Breed shows each year, also.

During the last 20 years, Beverly has served as a panelist for the USEF Stewards' Clinics about 9 times, the most recent being in May of 2004.  Currently, she serves on the US Equestrian Federation Continuing Education Committee. Beverly is a college graduate and she and her husband John enjoy dogs, horses, and soccer.

Here is your chance – send an email to myuskiew@rochester.rr.com I will send to Beverly and your question/answer will appear in the next month – watch the website for updates. 


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