Kate Jackson

Chairman of the Board

 

Kate JacksonKate Jackson is a renowned organizer of professional equestrian events and boasts three Olympics among her illustrious career. She recently served as the vice president and director for competitions of the 2010 World Equestrian Games held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. In that role, she was responsible for all aspects of the eight disciplines featured at the Games during their first staging outside of Europe.

Prior to the Games, Jackson had worked with the Fédération Equestre Internationale on numerous occasions, including serving as an FEI Executive Board member from 2006 to 2007 and bureau member as chairwoman of FEI Group IV from 2004 to 2008. She brought to the role experience with the Olympics in Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988) and Atlanta (1996). During the 1996 Olympics, she served as competition manager of the equestrian and modern pentathlon events.

Jackson’s career also includes serving as Executive Director and Secretary General of the American Horse Shows Association, the forerunner of today’s United States Equestrian Federation.