Couldn't agree with you more lovemyponies! Maybe she is a terrible rider and a terrible trainer... but we aren't going to know that just from that one picture.
And to add, the HJA presidents that I know aren't elected for their riding ability. They're elected for their leadership/organizational skills and capabilities of running a fair and profitable show organization. The president of the organization I'm an officer of isn't even a rider. His daughters showed extensively and he runs a show management company but he is a very very effective leader and thus an excellent president! I would say the best the state has had for many many years.