Judy Richter Honored as EQUUS Foundation Horse Whisperer
Much has been said of Judy Richter (1939-2022), and there have been many deserving tributes to her life and dedication to horses. The EQUUS Foundation joins those who have been touched by this wonderful horsewoman and is honored to announce the establishment of the Judith Richter Memorial Horse Whisperer Award.
Widely known as a mentor to aspiring young riders - many of whom are professionals today, Judy was also a mentor to the EQUUS Foundation twenty years ago. "The EQUUS Foundation was just a concept when I approached Judy for her advice about forming an organization to assist local equine charities based in Connecticut and nearby in New York ," said Lynn Coakley, EQUUS Foundation President. "Without hesitation, Judy joined the inaugural board of directors to help raise awareness of our mission. Throughout the next 20 years, Judy continued to offer guidance -- and kind words on our progress."
"My mother added so much value to so many lives. This is a wonderful way to honor her," said Philip Richter, Judy's son.