Who's Who at COTA

HONORARY CHAIR
Laura Lassman
President & Founder
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HONORARY CHAIR
Stephanie Hamburger
Executive Director
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HONORARY CHAIR
Myra Biblowit
President of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

HONORARY CHAIR
Margaret H. Duprey

HONORARY CHAIR
Betsy Juliano

HONORARY CHAIR
Terri Rollins Kane

HONORARY CHAIR
Betsy Steiner

The 2020 Quadrille Teams

Meagan Davis
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Royale
17 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Scott Durkin

Heidi Degele
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Lakota HD
15 y/o American WB gelding
Owned by HeidiDressage LLC

Hope Cooper
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Dario
11 y/o  Dutch WB gelding
Owned by Natasha Khandekar

Melissa MacLaran Velix
Rider & Choreographer
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Barroco
13 y/o Lusitano stallion
Owned by Billy & Meliss Velix

Molly Paris
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Countess
18 y/o Danish WB mare
Owned by Molly Paris

Caleb Scroggins
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Bilodeau
10 y/o Zangersheide gelding
Owned by Jeanette Kretchik

Chris Hickey
TEAM HYLOFIT
Coach

Jacquie Brooks
TEAM HYLOFIT
The Secret Weapon

Pamela Goodrich
TEAM PURINA
Riding Donnizetti
11 y/o DWB
Owned by Pamela Goodrich

Jane Hannigan
TEAM PURINA
Riding Eros SSF
11 y/o DWB gelding
Owned by Sibley Hannigan

Olivia LaGoy-Weltz
TEAM PURINA
Riding Furst Peter
14 y/o Westphalian gelding
Owned by Linda Graves

Michael Bragdell
TEAM PURINA
Riding Faberge Blue
10 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Mitch & Lara Mitchelson

Micah Deligdish
TEAM PURINA
Riding Zilano
15 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Micah Deligdish

Jaralyn Gibson
TEAM PURINA
Riding Sanford
15 y/o Hanoverian
Owned by Jaralyn Gibson

Terry Ciotti Gallo
TEAM PURINA
Coach & Choreographer

Bill Warren
TEAM PURINA
Coach

Betsy Steiner
TEAM PURINA
Coach

Alice Tarjan
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Serenade MF
7 y/o Hanoverian mare
Owned by Alice Tarjan

Noel Williams
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Sir Velo
14 y/o Westfalen gelding
Owned by Noel & George Williams

Michael Pineo
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Farrington
10 y/o  Dutch WB gelding
Owned by Michael Pineo

Jennifer Benoit
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Exodus
11 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Joanne Sekor

Andrea Woodard
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Sambuca
13 y/o  Wurttemberg gelding
Owned by Anette Grant

Nicole Harrington
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Wizard of Oz
14 y/o  Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Three Oaks Farm

Alex Rozboril
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Coach & Choreographer

Carlos Agüera
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Music

Jim Koford
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Adiah HP
13 y/o Friesian Sporthorse mare
Owned by Sherry Koella

Allison Kavey
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Cacharel
11 y/o KWPN mare
Owned by Andrea Woodner

Lauren Chumley
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Avatar’s Jazzman
18 y/o Morgan gelding
Owned by Melissa Dowling

Becky Cowden
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Aziete Do Vouga
15 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Ellen Osborne

Lisa Lewis
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Donegal GGF
10 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Lisa Lewis

Sara Schmitt
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Danny’s Secret
18 y/o Friesian Arab Cross mare
Owned by Linda Butz

Tigger Montague
TEAM BIOSTAR
Coach and Choreographer

Shannon Dueck
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Cantaris
17 y/o  Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Elizabeth Ferber

Bridget Hay
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Fauna
9 y/o  Oldenburg mare
Owned by Amy Price

Ilse Schwarz
TEAM WINGED FOOT

Ashley Madison
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding All Or Nothing
15 y/o Dutch WB gelding
Owned by Ellen Reeder

David Marcus
TEAM WINGED FOOT

Susanne Hamilton
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Lord Locksley
19 y/o Trakehner stallion
Owned by Margaret Stevens

Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Coach & Choreographer

Competition Judges

Charlotte Bredahl, 4*
USA

Cesar Torrente, 4*
COL

Marian Cunningham, 4*
PER

Pre-Event Entertainment

Vocalist
Michael Boone

A seriously funny skit performed by the Dressage4Kids Winter Intensive Training Program: Leah Drew, Savana Garvey, Tegan Pedigo and Madison Shellnut. Coaching by Tigger Montague.

Jumping Quadrille

Amy Millar, Charlotte McLaughlin, Kelly Soleau-Millar, Jonathon Millar

Behind the Scenes

2020 COTA Committee
Back Row: Mary Ross, Barbara Wolff, Cathy Tarantini, Bunny Smith, Terri Kane, Allyn Schiavone, Lilo Zilo, Elizabeth Stauber-Johnson, Eileen Johnston, Patti Thompson
Not pictured: Paula Beauchesne, Iseult Broglio, Mary Dell’Amore, Ilona Klimek, Catherine McLaughlin, Alex Rozboril, Natasha Sprengers-Levine, Sue Weakley, Kim York

Mary Ross
M. Ross Consulting, Inc.
Event Producer

Sue Weakley
Weakley Strategic Branding
PR & Media Relations

Susan J. Stickle
Photographer

Nicho Meredith
Announcer

Rico Ross
Official Mascot

We've all worked hard and are ready to perform. We'll be watching for you!

Thank you to Sue Weakley, Carmen Franco and Cathy Tarantini for pulling all these photos together for an amazing COTA Who’s Who!