The Colorado Horse Council's, Horse Person of the Year Award is given annually to the Coloradoan who, in the opinion of the Colorado Horse Council Board of Directors, has made an especially significant contribution to Colorado's equine industry and horses. The Council and its entire membership takes great pride in recognizing, Cynthia Richardson, of Longmont, Colorado as the 2013 recipient of this most prestigious and honored recognition.
Upon her appointment to the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council, president Jay Hickey proclaims, "We are very lucky to have Ms. Richardson on the AHC board. "Arabians are involved in all aspects of the horse industry, racing, showing and recreation. The AHA has ties to each and Ms. Richardson's experience will be very helpful as the AHC gets involved in every facet of the horse industry in its work with Congress and the federal regulatory agencies here in Washington,DC."
Cynthia Richardson, with over 40 years of experience with Arabian horses was elected at President of the Arabian Horse Association, Aurora, Colorado. A retired system's analyst and technical writer with the Space Program, Richardson has a degree in Computer Science and years of general business, public relations and communications experience. For the past two decades, Cynthia has been working diligently within the Arabian Horse Association on numerous committees and was the Region 8 Director until the last election. A breeder and endurance rider, Cynthia is also a National/Regional level Arabian judge and holds judges cards in both Pinto and Miniature Horses.
Ms Richardson also has served on many committees and supported equine groups in Colorado by helping to promote and develop our Colorado equestrian community. The Colorado Horse Development Authority supported Cynthia in her quest to bring back equestrian literature in the classroom by providing a grant for the Black Stallion Literacy Program. When called upon, she has always been there to help with the work of the Colorado Horse Council and many local and state equestrian organizations.