California Riding Magazine • December, 2013

DiAnn Langer Appointed to
Young Rider Post
Californian makes another mark on the sport.

The United States Equestrian Federation's High Performance Working Group has approved the recommendation of DiAnn Langer as the U.S. Show Jumping Young Rider Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor.

Both the Search Committee, chaired by Eric Straus, and the USEF Show Jumping High Performance Committee recommended Langer for this new position. Langer is tasked with developing and implementing a pipeline for the USEF Show Jumping discipline and will begin her new role this month.

DiAnn moved to Aiken, South Carolina in 2007, but she has a long history in the California hunter/jumper community through her former training barn, Langtree Stables, and her work on numerous industry organizations and committees. Her 2006 receipt of the California Professional Horsemen's Association Horsewoman of the Year award sums up her many contributions to the sport. DiAnn moved to Aiken to start Red Top Farm, which offers breeding, retirement and rehab services.

"The creation of this new position is a further demonstration of this year's expanded mandate, and signifies more than anything else our clear and unambiguous commitment to the next generation of U.S. show jumping stars," says U.S. Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe/Technical Advisor Robert Ridland.

Langer has great depth of knowledge in equestrian sport, having participated as a competitor and official, in addition to serving in many governance roles. A former member of the United States Equestrian Team, she is licensed as a USEF "R" judge for jumper, hunter, hunter seat equitation, and hunter breeding competitions. She has served as a member of numerous USEF and USHJA Committees and Task Forces and has been the President of the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association, the California Professional Horsemen's Association, the CPHA Foundation, and the Los Angeles Horse Show Association. Langer, who was an International Course Designer for 11 years, is the mother of U.S. Nations Cup and Rolex FEI World Cup Final veteran, Kirsten Coe.