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District 9

Don G. Marean
Don G. Marean
Don G. Marean
Donald Marean is chairman of USTA District 9. He owned and operated Standish Hardware & Feed Co. for 30 years and sold the business to his employees in 2003. Founded Lindon Farm, Inc. with his wife Linda in 1988, and they ran it continually until 2009 as a Standardbred breeding facility. In 2010 they retired from breeding but continue to own and race horses. They still live on the farm and continue to care for the retired horses that they own. Marean is a director of the Maine Farm Bureau Horse Council and currently is vice chair of the University of Maine (Orono) Board of Agriculture. He is also a director of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association and past president and director of the Maine Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association. Former chair of the Land For Maine’s Future Board, he was appointed by the Governor. He was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the Animal Welfare Advisory Council, representing Maine Farm Bureau and large animals. He was appointed by President Langley as a director of the American Horse Council as the USTA representative. He also is currently serving as a director of the newly formed Standardbred Transition Alliance on behalf of the USTA. Served four years in the Maine House of Representatives (2005-2008) and was re-elected to the House in 2012, 2014 2016 and 2018. In between those terms, he was the spokesman for the industry at the Statehouse as their lobbyist. He also served as a selectman in his community and is a corporator of Gorham Savings Bank. Don and Linda received the Distinguished Service Award from the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association in 2003 and he received the Appreciation Award from Harness Horsemen’s International in 2013. In 2020 he received the President's Award of the United States Harness Writers Assoc. Don and Linda have been married for 60 years and have three daughters, Shirley, Dawn and Christine; two granddaughters, Whitney and Blake; a grandson, Briar; and four great-grandsons, Tyler, Jayden, Brodie and Brantley.

233 Bonny Eagle Road
Hollis, ME 04042-3104
Phone: 207-727-5527  [Email]
TERM EXPIRES: 2022 (Membership Director)