Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce that Meredith Tiedemann, Vice President and Trust Officer, was recently awarded the 2013 United States Eventing Association (USEA) Area 1 Chairman’s Award.
The USEA, founded in 1959, is the national organization dedicated to the education and development of horses and riders in the sport of Eventing. Eventing is an equestrian sport where a horse and rider compete in three disciplines of dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. The USEA has approximately 14,000 members in all 50 United States in addition to over 100 international members. The USEA recognizes 260 competitions nationwide. Area 1 consists of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont and hosts 34 events, all of which are run by volunteers.
The Chairman’s award is given to the volunteer from Area 1 who has made a significant contribution throughout the year. Meredith was chosen to receive this award as she was instrumental in creating the Salisbury Trust Sportsmanship Award to honor the horse and rider pair who exhibits the spirit of Eventing through perseverance, integrity, horsemanship, sportsmanship and humor. This award (started in 2011) pays the entry fees for four riders in four Area 1 events in the Northwest Corner. Salisbury Bank is a proud sponsor at these 4 events and many employees volunteer their time to support them.
Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut, Sheffield and South Egremont Massachusetts as well as Dover Plains and Millerton, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.