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Community - January 1, 2014

Linda Bibbler honored for years of volunteer service

On Jan. 10, Linda Bibbler of Woodside will receive the Pegasus Medal of Honor in Lexington, Kentucky, in recognition of her years of volunteer service to horses and equestrian sport. The U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) will present the award at its annual awards gala.

The Pegasus Medal of Honor is one of the top awards given by USEF, the national governing body for equestrian sport.

Ms. Bibbler serves on the USEF board of directors and chairs the Vaulting High Performance Committee. Since 1995, she has organized the annual Woodside Vaulters Spring Fest.

Recently, she organized and brought top-level international vaulting competitions to the Bay Area, including the upcoming 2014 Pacific Cup CVI to be held in Hollister in May.

Ms. Bibbler also has managed U.S. Vaulting teams' participation in major international competitions.

Linda Bibbler grew up in Atherton and has lived in Woodside with her husband, Jim, and family since 1969. Her involvement with horses began at age 12.

She showed hunters while a student at Crystal Springs School and Stanford University. Her enthusiasm for vaulting began with her two daughters' involvement in the sport in the 1980s. The Bibblers founded the Woodside Vaulters equestrian vaulting club in 1990.

A residential real estate broker since 1973, Ms. Bibbler is managing broker at Merrill Properties Inc. in Menlo Park. She has a BA degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.

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