Three new trustees for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation have begun four-year terms. Suzanne Porter, Alex Boone and Tom Tierney were elected at the annual meeting of the Board of Trustees, on Jan. 23 in Wellington, Fla.
Suzanne Porter oversees the Sleepy P Ranch, her family’s horse operation based in Wellington, Fla. A native Texan, Porter grew up in London, England and is a graduate of the University of Colorado (BA) and the University of Texas (MBA). She gained business expertise as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, and as Senior Vice President of Business Development for Tenet Healthcare, an $11 billion public hospital company. Porter is a past trustee of the Washington International Horse Show, the Dallas Children’s Theater, Affirmative Insurance and The Lamplighter School. She and her husband BG Porter are the parents of Wilton & Lucas who are avid show jumping competitors, and Vanderbilt University underclassmen. When not ringside, Porter enjoys team tennis and snow skiing.
Samuel (Alex) Boone is Lexington, Ky. native and a long time supporter of the equestrian sport in the disciplines of Show Jumping and Eventing. He was a co-owner of Up Chiqui, the 2007 and 2008 Show Jumping Horse of the Year, ridden by Kent Farrington. Boone serves on the Finance Committee for the USHJA, is the Treasurer for the National Horse Show, and is a founding member of the North American Riders Group. In addition to supporting the USET Foundation, Alex is involved with the Markey Cancer Center. His wife Tricia is an equine veterinarian and his daughters Catie and Ali Boone both compete in the amateur show jumping divisions.
Thomas A. Tierney is a portfolio manager based out of New York with deep commitment to the eventing community as a long-time supporter of Olympian Phillip Dutton. He shares ownership of Dutton’s top 4-star mounts Fernhill Fugitive, Fernhill Cubalawn and Mr. Medicott.
Tierney is also a part of the USEF Event Owners Task Force and the treasurer for the Millbrook Horse Trials. The sport is a true family affair, as Tierney competes with his own horse Otter and his daughter Caitlin is an up-and-coming young rider. He is married to Jennifer Hand and they have two sons, Conor and Jack. When he is not riding or cheering on Phillip and Caitlin, Tierney enjoys golfing and cycling.
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.