Joe Do­toli

Practical Horseman - - The Ride Of Your Life -

re­ceived the 2017 U.S. Eques­trian Fed­er­a­tion Life­time Achieve­ment, a recog­ni­tion for nearly 50 years of his lead­er­ship in the equine-in­dus­try sports as a pro­fes­sional rider, trainer, judge, au­thor and horse-show man­ager. He started his ca­reer in 1968, and with his wife, Fran, started Young En­try Sta­ble in Med­field and Hamil­ton, Mas­sachusetts. He was the trainer for Olympic gold medal­ist Peter Wylde dur­ing Peter’s Ju­nior ca­reer and his riders and horses have won cham­pi­onships at nearly ev­ery ma­jor hunter/jumper show in the coun­try. His el­dest daugh­ter, An­nie Do­toli, is now also a pro­fes­sional rider/trainer.

Joe was in­stru­men­tal in form­ing the New Eng­land Eq­ui­tation Cham­pi­onships in 1976, in­clud­ing the NEEC’s three-part horse­man­ship chal­lenge, a for­mat that has been adopted around the coun­try. He was also a ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to the adop­tion of manda­tory safety hel­mets and ASTM test­ing. For th­ese con­tri­bu­tions, he was awarded the USEF Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Award in 2001.

Joe serves on the U.S. Hunter Jumper As­so­ci­a­tion board of di­rec­tors and is ac­tive on nu­mer­ous in­dus­try com­mit­tees ded­i­cated to horse and rider safety. He and Fran have two chil­dren and three grand­chil­dren.

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