Volume 1, Issue 6, September/October, 2004
JustWorld Rider Representative Eric Lamaze
Scores Pair of Grand Prix Wins
C anadian JustWorld Rider Representative Eric
Lamaze scored two major Grand Prix victories at
the CSI-W Tournament of Champions held September
Tempete v/h Lindehof, an eight-year-old black Belgian
Warmblood gelding, was considerably slower than his
stable mate to place second.
23-26 in Palgrave, Canada.
Lamaze, 36, became a Just World Rider Representative
Lamaze won Friday’s $50,000 World Cup Qualifier this past winter in Wellington, FL, choosing to
event and returned to the winner’s circle on make a significant annual donation to the
‘Grand Prix Sunday’ after winning the non-profit organization.
$50,000 Canada Cup. The victories
were earned on two different horses, “I believe that JustWorld International
both new acquisitions for Lamaze. is a good cause,” noted Lamaze,
who rode Newman’s former mount,
In Friday’s World Cup Qualifier, Kahlua, to a team bronze medal at
Lamaze and 27 other challengers the 1999 Pan American Games.
faced off over the technical track “I liked their idea for a fundraising
set by Olympic course designer event in Wellington, hosting a
Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela training show in January.”
who, coincidentally, is a member
of the ‘Jump for a Just World’ Eric Lamaze and Laurain Z won the $50,000 World
Advisory Board. As one of five Cup Qualifier at the CSI-W Tournament of Champions
in Palgrave, Canada. Photo by Cealy Tetley
riders to advance to the jump-off,
Lamaze then put in a second clear
round to narrowly edge eight-time When Newman gave up her own
Olympian Ian Millar for the victory. riding career in order to dedicate her
Lamaze was riding Ashland Stables life to humanitarian work, she gave her
Inc.’s Laurain Z, a nine-year-old Belgian string of grand prix horses to Lamaze.
Warmblood mare. The win also gave Lamaze a
substantial lead in the Canadian World Cup League, “Earlier this year, I asked Eric to join the team of
putting him on track for an invitation to the 2005 World JustWorld riders,” recalled Newman. “He is a very
Cup Final to be held in Las Vegas. generous person with a big heart, and when the chips
are down, I know I can always count on him. I admire
In Sunday’s $50,000 him for how far he has come, having started out with
Canada Cup, the current nothing and building one of the most successful horse
Canadian Show Jumping businesses in North America. His drive, enthusiasm,
Champion pulled a one- and charisma make him a great role model and
two punch, winning the inspiration for the underprivileged youth JustWorld
event and also finishing International works with, demonstrating that with desire
second by recording and motivation you can conquer any obstacle.”
the only two double-
clear performances of Lamaze joins an ever-growing list of the top names
Brussels Names JWI the afternoon. Lamaze in show jumping sport that have chosen to ‘Jump
for a Just World’, helping the organization through
its Charity of Choice
scored victory aboard
Stacy Krembil’s grey various initiatives, including donating a portion of
gelding, Pulque, while their prize money or giving clinics to benefit JustWorld
See Story Inside! International.
Leadership Training Seminar
By Astrid Corvin-Brittin in
had not been in Honduras very long before I saw the come up with a common vision to present to the rest of the
wide-eyed stares of eight-year-olds, holding their younger volunteers.
sibling tight to their hips, reaching up into my taxi trying
to sell me bread. It also did not take long before I found In the second block, the volunteers mobilized their energies
myself walking along dirt roads littered with garbage, visiting by taking into account the realities and needs of a project.
houses with tin roofs and no running water. I was raised in They were shown how to concentrate on analysis, reaction,
a house with a steady supply of food, and there was never and interpretation of a situation through recognizing their
any suggestion that I would have to work to support myself assets, talents and integrity. Again, the individual was
or sacrifice my schooling. In Honduras, a lucky child will integrated with the group as visions were exchanged and
make it through sixth grade. In the face of their reality, how presented. In the third block, the volunteers learned how
was I going to help make that difference? My question was to transform difficulties through role-playing. They were
answered when I met the Honduran volunteers. given scenarios and asked to react in the form of a skit.
This exercise was valuable to both the JustWorld team as
These volunteers were Honduran University students, the mediators and to the Honduran volunteers. These scenarios
fortunate lot of Honduran children. Not all of them came were real ones that my team had faced and dealt with while
from wealthy backgrounds, but they were all excited to volunteering. The reactions the volunteers had were quite
help, coming to meetings and listening to the philosophy of different from ours and taught us new techniques. They
JustWorld. In turn, they shared with us the problems they showed us how Hondurans would respond and negotiate.
saw within their country and how they wanted to help. As I We all shared our reactions, saw different aspects of culture
got to know the Honduran volunteers, I discovered that they at work, and explored cultural difficulties.
were not ‘all talk and no action’; they actually did care and
wanted to help. The final block of our two-day workshop
focused on the commitment of the
A leadership training seminar held by volunteers. Each volunteer wrote down
JustWorld was the first sign that the his or her objectives and plan of action
efforts to gather and place volunteers before sharing with the group. Weeks
would actually see fruition. It is easy later, the volunteers would see their
to doubt the commitment of people who plans put into action.
will not receive any material incentive,
but the participation of the Honduran Contact was made with two children’s
volunteers would have shocked any centers in Tegucigalpa, IHNFA and
cynic. The volunteers showed up in Compartir. Though these two centers
numbers beyond our expectations. offer different types of volunteer options,
Astrid Corvin-Brittin at IHNFA
Over the course of two evenings, this spending time with some of the local the children they have the same impact of helping
workshop brought in a professional underprivileged children. An earlier
consultant to help guide the Honduran volunteers in ways study of each center by JustWorld had determined where
they had never before experienced. The volunteers explored help was needed, and the results were distributed to the
group work, problem identification and problem solving, and volunteers. A two-hour meeting allowed us to go over each
walked away with a sense that they could actually contribute of the 19 volunteer options and explain the fundamentals of
to their communities. each opportunity. At the end of the discussion, I was not met
with groans of reluctance but with smiles of excitement.
The workshop was broken down into four different blocks.
On the first day, the volunteers established a common vision Going around the room, I listened as each of the volunteers
and learned how to mobilize their energy. On the second talked about their hopes for volunteering, using much of
day, the volunteers engaged in role-playing and made a plan the knowledge we had developed during the leadership
for their personal commitment. In establishing a common training to explain their plan of action. One volunteer,
vision, the volunteers came up with a project reflecting the Gabriel Santos, comes to mind. Gabriel came early to
ambitions they had for the improvement of their community. the meeting and showed me his plan of action. Hoping to
With this goal in mind, they listed the resources they had to volunteer at IHNFA, he had written two pages pinpointing
make their vision a reality. The resources they discovered his goals, the resources he would use to reach those goals,
were their qualities and values, what they could give and the perceived obstacles to the success of his project.
and receive, as well as their internal and external fears. It was heartwarming not only to see that Gabriel had taken
After having individually focused on these resources, the training seriously but that he was a 22-year-old college
the volunteers met in groups to share their thoughts and student genuinely enthused at the idea of working with street
Brussels Horse Show
Leadership Trianing Seminar
Continued from page 2
its Charity of Choice
children. During the group discussion of volunteer options,
he became the leader of a group of four other volunteers .....................................................
who wanted to help him. They had plans to work with the ustWorld International has been named the
babies and the adolescent teen girls, giving them all the help charity of choice by the CSI***** Brussels
that they could. Horse Show. Held November 11-14 in the
Belgian city, the Brussels Horse Show is one of
Jaqueline Murillo was another the most popular and prestigious indoor horse
determined student, eager to begin
shows in Europe. Host of the Audi Equestrian
volunteering. She already had plans
for a project and had even conducted Masters, it combines world-class showing
some research to gauge its feasibility. jumping sport with theatrical spectacles, gourmet
She wanted to work with Compartir, dining and shopping.
to coordinate helping in two of its
disadvantaged neighbourhoods, JustWorld International will be introduced during
Villanueva and Los Pinos. Jaqueline the Opening Night’s Gala Dinner on Thursday,
had already made contacts with November 11, and has been invited to take
students at a local vocational school in Gabriel Santos part in the prize giving ceremony for the Junior
order to bring them to the centers and Honduran Student intern division, presenting the championship trophy. A
help teach marketable arts and crafts. A signature JustWorld International jump, designed
student from the vocational school could teach teenagers
and donated by Brussels Horse Show course
how to make things like piñatas or paper flowers, so that
the teenagers would be able to teach other teenagers
designer, Frank Rothenberger of Germany, will
while helping themselves financially. Her project was not also be unveiled.
only designed to be sustainable through the efforts of the
first generation of students teaching the second generation “I am extremely thankful to tournament director
of students, but also by the fact that an income could be Nelson Pessoa and all of the organizers for
earned for those in need. giving us this unique opportunity to raise our
profile and promote our work on the international
Another group, led by an impressive young woman from stage,” explained Jessica Newman, Executive
a poor family, Wendy Andrade, had a plan for health Director of JustWorld International. “It is a great
promotion. These girls envisioned teaching basic health honour for a show of this caliber and prestige to
care such as personal hygiene, dental care, and safe sex. choose JustWorld International as its charity.
The Brussels Horse Show is going to be the
A third group of five volunteers were enthused about a
research project that would concentrate on communities indoor event of the year, and I am extremely
with the largest percentages of families who worked at the proud that JustWorld will be a part of it.”
city dump. Some impoverished families perceive the dollar
a day earned by their children as more valuable than those To introduce the organization to the public,
same children going to school. Families such as these JustWorld will have a booth in the VIP Village
need to be convinced that having their children go to school throughout the show where it will be selling
makes better economic sense in the long term. A research merchandise, showing video footage from its
project, conducted by the volunteers showing the benefits of project sites and distributing material about its
higher education would be valuable in encouraging parental work.
support of the opportunity that every child deserves – an .......................................................
I could go on and on about the different projects, and I could JustWorld Junior
tell you about each and every volunteer. I am very proud Ambassador
Laura Spil emaecker
of the achievements made in Honduras not only by the
JustWorld team but also by the Honduran volunteers. Most
people view today’s youth as too detached to make much of
a contribution to society, but the Honduran volunteers meet and Bibesco
that challenge. They are committed to helping children and on their victory in the
are making that commitment a reality by volunteering. C1 Category 3
........................................................ Grand Prix at the
Photo by PSV
St. Lazare Horse Show 3
Presentations JustWorld Sees
Large Participation in
and Cocktail Reception
at the American University of Paris
pened by Dr. Susan H. Perry, Director of Programs
for JustWorld International and Associate
Professor of International Affairs at The American
University of Paris, the JustWorld International
ustWorld International held a cocktail (JWI) Leadership Development Seminar focused on the
reception with presentations on October analysis and assessment of past projects and their effects
4 at the American University of Paris. on those JWI members who were actively involved.
Among students, volunteers and members from
Held at the Hôtel Lutétia in Paris, Dr.
the ‘Jump for a Just World’ program, 16 student Perry began by welcoming all the
interns presented their work from project sites attendees and emphasizing her
in Honduras, Cambodia, Senegal, Thailand, excitement in what she saw as
Kenya and Zimbabwe. The students talked perfect opportunity to collectively
about their experiences and explained their future cultivate the rich experiences
recommendations for advancing the JustWorld that the JWI volunteers had
undergone on their specific
projects into a forum of personal
and organizational development.
Approximately 150 people were in attendance
representing the academic community, including Dr. Perry, along with Jessica
students, professors and administration from the Newman, Founder and Executive
American University of Paris, the Sorbonne and Director of JWI, and Hilary Betaille,
the Institut Catholique University. Director of Operations for JWI, acted Dr. Susan Perry
as moderators throughout the weekend seminar. Their
efforts successfully facilitated active dialogue following the
‘Jump for a Just World’ Advisory Board Member and prearranged exercises conducted by Florence Chalamet, a
Rider Representative, Herve Godignon, and all the professional consultant from ADH Consulting.
French Junior representatives attended the event,
allowing them to further understand the work they The first day of exercises included the assessment of
are supporting through their generous donations of each project, an analysis of each volunteer’s perceived
prize money. Other horse show personalities who shortcomings and successes, and a behavioral study
regarding aspects of each project location and the inherent
supported the event included Francois Bourey, challenges placed on the volunteers, which were all
President of the CSI Cannes horse show; Jean partitioned by short interludes of coffee and Parisian sweets
Francois Danton, Secretary General of the French where issues could be further explored on a one-on-one
Riders Association; and various other members of basis.
the equestrian community. Television journalist
Anne Sophie de Chaise Martin also attended, During the assessment of each project, volunteers were
producing a program on ‘Jump for a Just World’ asked share the positive learnings of their summer
experiences via the Visual Explorer tool. The volunteers
that aired on EquiDia TV following the event. were provided the ability to select two images out of a set of
224 carefully chosen, thought-provoking images that serve
as metaphors for the issues they felt best summarized the
Congratulations to answer to two questions: What did we give and to whom?
‘Jump for a Just World’ What did we receive and from whom? Following this, the
Advisory Board member volunteers then choose the two “most preferred” images
from their project teams to publicly present and explain.
and Rider Ambassador Presentations ranged from volunteers of the Senegal project
Herve Godnignon presenting a photo of a hand extended holding out coffee
beans, seen as a symbolization of the personal satisfaction
of having the ability to contribute to the effort of promoting
grassroots democracy and empowerment through human
on his Grand Prix Victory rights training in Senegal, to the volunteers of the Tanzania
with Obelix at and South Africa projects describing how a photo of clocks
CSI Vilamoura, Portugal, symbolized the fact that their efforts in the field would
continue indefinitely, providing them and their counterparts
in September with “hope” for the future.
Photo by Sportfot, Theirry Billet
Paris Leadership Seminar
This Visual Explorer tool was used again to invoke dialogue
regarding each volunteer’s perceived shortcomings and
successes. Feedback ranged from volunteers from the
By Michelangelo Ellis, Harvard University
goals, values, talents, interests
and personality may complement
another’s. After assessing each
Honduras project discussing their ability to overcome member’s personality type and
obstacles of initial distance and trust with locals at cognitive style, volunteers began to
Tegucigalpa and being able to better provide assistance to evaluate their experiences on projects
the street children because of that, to the volunteers from the sites and realized that this type of analysis could be
Cambodia and Thailand projects discussing their challenges utilized in the future for project placements and the formation
in overcoming partner corruption and bureaucratic “red tape” of volunteer groups. This led to a discussion regarding the
with local officials. In the end, this dialogue led to a shared issue of compatibility and conflict of individuals with different
understanding of specific challenges faced by the volunteers cognitive styles. However, Florence Chalamet reaffirmed
and better prepared the to the volunteers that
organization to make strong differences
critical project choices may lead to conflict
and take action. among members of a
group, or be seen as a
During the behavioral complementary.
study regarding aspects
of each project location A speech followed
and the inherent by Dr. Perry, stating
challenges placed JWI’s priorities and
on the volunteers, overall vision going
Leadership Seminar participants assess JustWorld International projects.
individuals from each into the future, where
project discussed how they managed to overcome issues it was mentioned that the vision of the organization would
ranging from getting to the project site for the first time to continue in regards to increasing awareness of global social
language barriers. These challenges were then re-examined injustice, empowering people to make positive changes, and
by the volunteers and recommendations were provided, building relationships that allow the exchange of knowledge.
such as increasing volunteer assessment skills to new Moreover, the seminar had proved to be an enlightening
methods of cross-cultural sensitivity training. experience for all who were involved. New initiatives can
now be constructed given the amount of feedback from all
The first day came to a close with a lecture provided by Dr. the volunteers’ collective experiences. Hilary Betaille then
Waddick Doyle, Chair of the Department of International elaborated on the continued importance of well-designed
Communications at the American University of Paris, who budgetary mechanisms for all future projects, as this was
discussed the issues of interdependency and ethics. Dr. seen as a critical component in allowing volunteers to
Doyle highlighted issues regarding how personal ethics and effectively finish their tasks at hand when in the field.
moral values made an impact on the volunteers’ actions
within a project site and how to better understand differences The closing exercise for the seminar centered on JWI’s
in the interpretations of societal “well-being”. Volunteers well-known mission of preparing and empowering students
were able to reflect on their personal experiences in the field to become visionary leaders and work for social justice.
and realign to what they determined to be an effective and Volunteers were provided the opportunity to indicate
rational approach to promoting global social injustice. how they plan to further their own contributions to the
organization by way of an action plan, highlighting a sense
The second and final day of exercises included volunteers of communal passion and feeling that JWI has much more
partaking in a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) analysis, in store for the future. Whether it was through exploring the
an in-depth explanation of JWI’s priorities and overall issue of AIDS and gender in South Africa, evaluating the
vision going forward led by Dr. Perry and having JWI success of solar-powered radio education projects in the
members indicate how they personally look to further their refugee camps of Tanzania, or working with local street
own contributions to the children in the Cambodian
organization by way of an Children Protection and
action plan. Saving Organization
(CCPSO) in Phnom Penh,
The MBTI analysis exercise similar sentiments of
was put forth by Florence successful endeavors were
Chalamet in order for the echoed. Nevertheless, the
Dr. Susan Perry, Chhavi Sharma, Chakera McIntosh, Sabine Panet, and Michelangelo Ellis
volunteers to understand volunteers’ talk of what
the motivating force in maintaining the ability and built-in more could me done was equally evident and could be felt
impetus to learn and grow, and how each volunteer’s individual in Jessica Newman’s receptive smile.
JustWorld Junior Riders
Win Natalie Johnson and Jessica Speiser
Maclay Championship Titles
wo Just World Junior Rider Representatives, Natalie Earlier this season, Speiser and Simplicity finished second
Johnson and Jessica Speiser, claimed the ASPCA in the ASPCA Maclay Medal classes held at the Devon
Maclay Championship titles in their respective Horse Show as well as the Hampton Classic Horse Show.
regions. Currently in her final year of studies at Rye Country Day
School, Speiser was the first Junior Rider Representative
Johnson of Greenwich, CT, won the Maclay Championships for JustWorld, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.
– Region 1 (Northeast) while Speiser of Armonk, NY, won Fittingly, another JustWorld International Junior Rider
the Maclay Championships – Region 2 (East). As Junior Representative, Josephine Nash, placed sixth in the Maclay
Rider Representatives, both Johnson and Speiser give all of Championships – Region 1 (Northeast) to be among the
their prize money earnings to JustWorld International. over 100 riders from across the United States who earned
qualifying tickets to the ASPCA Maclay Finals, considered
The ASPCA Maclay the ultimate test of horsemanship.
are comprised of a All three Junior Rider Representatives have donated their
three-round competition entire horse show prize money earnings to JustWorld
– an initial over fences International, which have been earmarked for funding
phase, a flat phase, shelters for street children in Honduras. Earlier this year,
and then a final test. Johnson and Speiser had the opportunity to accompany
Johnson topped a field Executive Director, Jessica Newman, on a project site visit
of 53 entries to claim the to Honduras. There, the young women witnessed first-
Region 1 Championship hand the difference their support is making in the lives of
title on Sunday, those less privileged.
September 26, at the
Westbrook Hunt Club in Natalie Johnson and Chagall “I had originally been
Westbrook, CT. ASPCA Maclay Championships – Region 1 skeptical that the small
(Northeast) Winners. Photo by Mark Pedersen
sum of money I won at
“I have spent many hours working on my position this horse shows could make
summer and I feel like it is starting to pay off,” noted any kind of substantial
Johnson, 17, who trains alongside Speiser under coach difference in fighting
Andre Dignelli. poverty around the
world but, after spending
Johnson, a Grade 12 student at Greenwich Academy, time with the children in
was aboard Chagall, her 10-year-old dark bay Warmblood Jessica Speiser and Natalie Johnson Honduras, I realized
gelding. Originally trained for show jumping when Dignelli saw the difference their contributions are making that even the smallest
purchased him over a year ago in Europe, Chagall is enjoying first-hand when they visited Honduras. amount of money really
his new job in the equitation division. She will be making her does make a difference in people’s lives,” said Speiser of the
first trip to the ASPCA Maclay Finals, to be held as part of life-altering experience.
New York’s Metropolitan National Horse Show in November,
while Speiser will be making her second appearance, having “As a founding member of the Just World junior rider
also qualified in 2002. representative program, I returned home determined to do
everything I can to improve the conditions of the wonderful
Speiser’s victory the ASPCA Maclay Championships children that I had spent time with,” said Johnson. “I saw
– Region 2 (East) came at the Long Island Classic held in what a huge difference every dollar can make in the every
Old Westbury, NY, from September 12-13. day lives of these unfortunate kids, and I hope I will be able
to inspire many other junior riders to join me in supporting
“Andre told me to be confident in my riding, that there was the work of JustWorld International.”
nothing to be nervous about, which helped a lot because the
Maclay Regional Championships tends to be the show I get Around the world, many top names in show jumping
most worried about,” laughed Speiser, who rode Simplicity sport have become rider representatives for JustWorld
to the top of the 53 horse starting field. “My horse was really International, a non-profit, humanitarian organization
good, I had never shown him indoors before so I wasn’t sure whose mission is to prepare and empower youth to become
how he would be, but he ended up being perfect.” visionary leaders and work for social justice.
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JustWorld Rider Representatives
Successful Hampton Classic
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While competing at the Hampton Classic, the
everal ‘Jump for a Just World’ Rider Representatives
enjoyed a successful week of competition at the CSI-W Junior Rider Representatives hosted a reception at
Hampton Classic Horse Show held August 29 to September the Resort Lounge in East Hampton, NY, to share
5 in Bridgehampton, NY. their enthusiasm for JustWorld International and
to encourage other junior and young riders to get
Enjoying a Grand Prix victory was Candice King of Wellington, involved.
FL, who claimed the $30,000 Adequan World Cup Qualifier
Grand Prix riding Camillo V. Owned by the Camillo Group, a “When you visit a project
syndicate that includes JustWorld International Senegal project site and see first-hand
site sponsors Joan and Ernie Kalman, Camillo V is a 10-year- the huge impact your
old Holsteiner gelding. small donation has
made, it is a very exciting
King was one of fourty six feeling that you want
Jessica Speiser (left), and friends
contenders to advance to a to share with others,”
four-horse jump-off where, noted Johnson who, along with Speiser, traveled to
as the final challenger, Honduras to visit a JustWorld International project
she was able to better the site and witness the impact of their involvement.
time set by Laura Kraut
to overtake victory. King “We wanted to introduce JustWorld and the whole
generously donated a ‘Jump for a Just
portion of her Hampton World’ concept
Classic prize money to to the riders who
JustWorld International. are interested
in learning more
“We all live in a very nice Natalie Johnson (center), about it, and
Candice King and Camillo V were victorious in Annabel Simpson (on her left), and friends
world, but there are a lot of
the $30,000 World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix at the
inform them so
people out there that are
2004 CSI-W Hampton Classic Horse Show. that they can get involved,” added Speiser, 17.
Photo by O’Neills not as fortunate,” explained
King. “This is the one small In attendance were many junior riders and their
thing that I can do to make a difference in the world. Any little families, as well as owners, supporters and other
bit that I can give back, based on how fortunate I have been to individuals interested in learning more about the
enjoy a victory, is well worth it.” JustWorld initiative.
The Junior Rider Representatives also posted strong results all
week long. Natalie Johnson, 17, of Greenwich, CT, won the From left to right,
$15,000 WGHR Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper competition. Joan Kalman,
Riding the selle francais gelding Calino de Lezeaux, Johnson Jessica Newman,
beat out 36 other competitors following an exciting jump-off Anne Speiser
where she was the only rider to post a double clear round.
Johnson earned $4,500 in prize money for her victory, all of
which she donated to JustWorld International. All three of the Junior Rider Representatives have
donated their entire horse show prize money earnings to
On the same day, Jessica Speiser of Armonk, NY, finished JustWorld International.
runner-up in the $10,000 Calvin Klein Jeans Equitation
Championship riding Fax du Laine. Johnson and Speiser “I just arrived in New York after three weeks in Honduras
also packed a one-two punch in the BET/USET Talent Search, where we held our first leadership training seminar
placing first and second respectively, a performance they for Honduran University students who are currently
repeated in the prestigious ASPCA MacLay Medal class. designing and developing projects and programs for the
underprivileged children we work with,” noted Executive
Another Junior Rider Representative, Josephine Nash of New Director Jessica Newman. “With the money our riders
York City, was successful in the hunter ring, picking up the won and donated at the Hampton Classic, we will be able
Reserve Large Junior Hunter Championship title riding Artistic. to fund most of these projects!”
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Ray Texel Talks About His Involvement with JustWorld International
F or most of my 23-year riding career, I have
always known Jessica Newman to be an
extremely honest and straightforward individual.
fortunate. Being able to
do this while paralleling
my own career and
My respect for her only increased when she told interests seemed like a
Volume 1, Issue 6,
me about her goals with JustWorld and her interest perfect fit. With Jessica
in involving the horse community, which has a at the helm, I knew I
Executive Director relatively small presence in the humanitarian field. wanted to make an effort
Jessica Newman to do what I could.
Director of Operations
Hilary Betaille As a rider, my goals have always centered on
Programs Director my personal aspirations and those of my owners The ‘Jump For a Just Photo by Franck Papelard
Dr. Susan H. Perry
Operations & Programs Assistant or clients. For much of my competitive life, I felt World’ initiative is an excellent way for riders and
Shawn Deegan conflicted that I was only doing something for individuals at all levels to ride for a cause that is
Lisa De Sousa myself and was not having any impact on the world separate from their own, and to know that while it
Winter Event Coordinator as a whole. While I am aware that I alone cannot may have not gone our way in the ring, representing
change the world, I am very conscious of the fact an organization such as this provides a sense of
Hector Cano that I, as do all of us, make choices each day that accomplishment.
impact the immediate world around us.
Amanda MacDonald Victories may come and go, making it important to
Interns In speaking to Jessica, I immediately felt that her maintain a sense of perspective. When I’ve had
Christiana Ball, Fernando Colmenares,
Naomi Hope organization would be life changing, not only for a bad day, it makes me feel better knowing that,
those it benefits, but also for me to personally play somewhere, a child isn’t eating out of a garbage
Advisory Board a small role in improving conditions for those less dump because of something I did.
HRH Princess Haya Jordan
Ernest Kalman USA
Mildred Robbins Leet USA
Raymond Offenheiser USA
Michael Speiser USA
Komlavi Francisco Seddoh Togo
Jump for a Just World
Karen Golding USA
Photo by PSV
HRH Princess Haya Jordan
Serge Houtmann France
Jean Morel France
Jessica Newman USA/France
Leopoldo Palacios Venezuela
Rhonda Rioux Canada Special thanks to the Barbizon Horse Show, host of a CSI* and an international
Mary Ann Simonds USA junior competition on back-to-back weekends. JustWorld International extends
Ray Texel USA its gratitude to The Bost Family, organizers of the event, for their support and JustWorld International wishes to extend its
donation, and JustWorld Junior Representative, Isabelle Strom, and her family thanks to the Marteau Family
Riders who donated their time running the JustWorld booth, selling merchandise and for its generous support during the
Angela Covert Canada informing the public about JustWorld’s work on both weekends of competition. Chantilly Horse Show.
Eric Lamaze Canada
Hervé Godignon France
Olivier Guillon France
JustWorld International Partners
Eric Navet France
Imke Hofschroer Germany
Kevin Babington Ireland
Rutherford Latham Spain
Marcus Fuchs Switzerland
Candice King USA
Titi Mills Honduras
Ray Texel USA (203) 762-0611
+353 (42) 938 9000
Natalie Johnson USA
Josephine Nash USA
Annabel Simpson USA
Jessica Speiser USA
Marina de la Brosse France
+33 (0) 344 42 90 64
Virgil Monneron France
Laura Spillemaecker France
Marion Spillemaecker France
Isabelle Strom France
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