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Julie Hook

 Julie​ ​Costello​ ​Hook Oregon's only USEA certified level 4 instructor  
Born​ ​1949,​ ​Monterey,​ ​CA,​ ​Julie​ ​grew​ ​up​ ​riding​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Pebble​ ​Beach​ ​Pony Club,​ ​under​ ​the​ ​direction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​late​ ​Dick​ ​Collins.​ ​She​ ​Evented​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of horses​ ​in​ ​'60's​ ​and​ ​early​ ​'70's,​ ​through​ ​Preliminary​ ​three-day​ ​level,​ ​in addition​ ​to​ ​drag​ ​hunting​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Los​ ​Altos​ ​Hunt,​ ​playing​ ​polo,​ ​vaulting,​ ​and showing​ ​in​ ​Dressage​ ​and​ ​Hunter/Jumper​ ​shows​ ​and​ ​Hunt​ ​race​ ​meets.​ ​​ ​Julie achieved​ ​her "A"​ ​rating​ ​in​ ​Pony​ ​Club​ ​in​ ​1969,​ ​and​ ​served​ ​as​ ​a​ ​national examiner​ ​for​ ​several​ ​years​ ​​ ​after​ ​that.​ ​Having​ ​started​ ​teaching​ ​in​ ​her​ ​teens​ ​in pony​ ​club,​ ​she​ ​taught​ ​at,​ ​and​ ​later​ ​operated​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​camps​ ​at​ ​Pebble Beach.​​ ​While​ ​attending​ ​college​ at​ ​UCD,​ ​she​ ​taught​ ​and​ ​competed​ ​for Happy​ ​Horse​ ​Riding​ ​School​ ​and​ ​worked​ ​summers​ ​at​ ​Pebble​ ​Beach Equestrian​ ​Center.​ ​​ ​Duties​ ​in​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​teaching​ ​included​ ​serving​ ​as​ ​show secretary​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Pebble​ ​Beach​ ​Three​ ​Day​ ​Event​ ​and​ ​Summer​ ​Horse​ ​Show, as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​helping​ ​to​ ​organize​ ​and​ ​design​ ​courses.
After​ ​marrying​ ​Malcolm​ ​Hook​ ​in​ ​1972,​ ​they​ ​moved​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Pacific​ ​Northwest to​ ​operate​ ​the​ ​Lake​ ​Oswego​ ​Hunt​ ​Club,​ ​where​ ​Julie​ ​taught​ ​Eventers,​ ​as​ ​well as​ ​Hunters​ ​and​ ​Jumpers,​ ​and​ ​Malcolm​ ​managed​ ​the​ ​barn​ ​and​ ​organized​ ​a large​ ​H/J​ ​show​ ​annually.
Since​ ​1979​ ​she​ ​and​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​have​ ​operated​ ​their​ ​own​ ​boarding​ ​and training​ ​facility,​ ​Talisman​ ​Farm,​ ​​ ​located​ ​at​ ​Continental​ ​Farm​ ​in​ ​Aurora,​ ​OR for​ ​the​ ​past​ ​three​ ​decades.​ ​​ ​She​ ​has​ ​coached​ ​riders​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Three​ ​Star​ ​level​ ​in Eventing​ ​and​ ​Intermediare​ ​in​ ​Dressage,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​teaching​ ​beginners​ ​of​ ​all ages​ ​in​ ​riding​ ​and​ ​vaulting.
Julie​ ​is​ ​a​ ​founding​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Oregon​ ​Combined​ ​Training​ ​Association, and​ ​served​ ​as​ ​its​ ​president​ ​for​ ​five​ ​years.​ ​​ ​She​ ​has​ ​also​ ​served​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Board of​ ​Governors​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​Eventing​ ​Association,​ ​and​ ​is​ ​currently co-chairman​ ​of​ ​its​ ​Membership​ ​Committee.​ ​In​ ​2008,​ ​she​ ​received​ ​her​ ​Level Four​ ​Certification​ ​in​ ​the​ ​USEA​ ​Instructor's​ ​Certification​ ​Program.  

Malcolm Hook

 Malcolm HookVoice of the West - Announcer at West Coast Events
Is currently serving on:

  • USEF Safety committee 2012-present
  • USEF Hearing Committee 2012-present
  • USEF Technical Delegate 1977-present
  • FEI Technical Delegate 2010-present

​Has previously served on:

  • Area VII Area Chair
  • Vice President USEA
  • USEF Eventing committee 1996-2016
  • USEF Chair of Eventing Committee 2004-2012
  • USEA Board of Governers 1989-1991 &2005-2011
  • USEA Safety committee 2006-2012
  • FEI National Safety Officer 2008-2015
  • USEF co-chair Stewards/Technical Delegate committee 2012-2016​