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Foxhunter Becomes World-Class Carriage Driving Expert

Ed Young—newly appointed to the five-member FEI (international) Driving Technical Committee—was plucked from the Genesee Valley hunting field in the mid-1970s by Bill Remley, founder of the Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition in New York State. Remley recognized Young’s math, organizational, and leadership skills and asked him to help out with the scoring in an upcoming competition.

That small job, and others that followed, fired a growing enthusiasm in Young for driving. As he became more involved in the sport of driving, many encouraged him to become licensed as a Technical Delegate. He became so highly regarded that he recently left for Germany as chef d’equipe of the U.S. team and last January joined a Hungarian, a Belgian, a German, and an Australian on the FEI Technical Committee.

Until his retirement Young, was a math teacher in the public school system for thirty-eight years, where he developed alternative math programs. He first came to the Genesee Valley area with an interest in hunters and jumpers, and soon joined the Genesee Valley Hunt.

For more details, read Sally Fox’s article in Geneseo’s Livingston County News.

Posted August 19, 2012