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 Quadrille Teams

Meagan Davis
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Damocles HLF
9 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Meagan & Bill Davis

Heidi Degele
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Lakota HD
14 y/o AWB gelding
Owned by Heididressage LLC

Nicholas Hansen
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Jewels Amethyst
14 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Nicholas Hansen

Melissa MacLaran Velix
Rider & Choreographer
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Enrique
10 y/o Lusitano stallion
Owned by Candace K. Platz

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

Caleb Scroggins
TEAM HYLOFIT
Riding Bilodeau de I’Etincelle Z
9 y/o Zangersheide gelding
Owned by Caleb Scroggins

Eliane Cordia van Reesema
TEAM HYLOFIT
Coach

Camelia Montalvo
TEAM HYLOFIT
Coach

Jacquie Brooks
TEAM HYLOFIT
The Secret Weapon

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

Bent Jensen
TEAM PURINA
Riding Syrtaki
12 y/o Oldenburg
Owned by Nancy Nestle

7Olivia LaGoy-Weltz
TEAM PURINA
Riding Moesgaards Azia
16 y/o Danish mare
Owned by Debbie Banas

George Williams
TEAM PURINA
Riding Sir Velo
12 y/o Westfalen
Owned by Melissa Mulchahey

Betsy Steiner
TEAM PURINA
Riding Fabrice S
22 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Jaralyn Gibson

Kasey Perry-Glass
TEAM PURINA
Riding Caminas MacCoy
19 y/o Welsh Cob
Owned by Diane Perry

Terry Ciotti Gallo
TEAM PURINA
Coach & Choreographer

Bill Warren
TEAM PURINA
Coach

Jim Koford
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Adiah HP
12 y/o Friesian Sporthorse
Owned by Sherry Koella

Allison Kavey
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Cacharel
11 y/o KWPN mare
Owned by Andrea Woodner

Noel Williams
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Caprice
12 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Robert Stark

Betsy Van Dyke
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Cantana
22 y/o DWB
Owned by Betsy Van Dyke

Lauren Chumley
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Avatar’s Jazzman
17 y/o Morgan gelding
Owned by Melissa Dowling

Becky Cowden
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Riding Aziete Do Vouga
14 y/o Lusitano
Owned by Ellen Osborne

Tigger Montague
TEAM GARDNER BLOEMERS, 
MERRILL LYNCH WEALTH MANAGEMENT
Coach & Choreographer

Renee Zomers
TEAM MATCHNRIDE
Riding Concerto
11 y/o KWPN
Owned by T. Reuzenaar

Miranda Hoezen-van der Pas
TEAM MATCHNRIDE
Riding Cha Cha Cha
12 y/o KWPN 
Owned by M. Hoezen-van der Pas

Diane Heijmans
TEAM MATCHNRIDE
Riding Bailando
13 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by D. Heijmans

Sylvia van den Broek
TEAM MATCHNRIDE
Riding Selevia’s Champion
11 y/o KWPN
Owned by Family van den Broek

Otte Arts
TEAM MATCHNRIDE
Riding Tromph
18 y/o AES Studbook gelding
Owned by Family Arts

Michelle Westerdijk
TEAM MATCHNRIDE
Riding Approval T
13 y/o KWPN 
Owned by M. S. Westerdijk

Marieke Verdonk
TEAM MATCHNRIDE
Coach

Yvonne Losos de Muñiz
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Aquamarijn
14 y/o KWPN mare
Owned by Yvonne Losos de Muñiz

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

Bridget Hay
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Faolan
10 y/o Oldenburg stallion
Owned by Bridget Hay

Ilse Schwarz
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Don Joseph
13 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Gaye Scarpa

Marco Bernal
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Guru
9 y/o Lusitano/Han stallion
Owned by Daniela Madrazo

Raul Corchuelo
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Senorita
9 y/o Oldenburg mare
Owned by Scott Redwantz

Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Coach & Choreographer

Susanne Hamilton
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Coach

Competition Judges

Janet Foy, 5*
USA

Cesar Torrente, 4*
COL

Lee Tubman, 4*
CAN

Pre-Show Entertainment

Dog Agility
by Tailwaggers Learning Center

Twirling
by The Solid Gold Twirlers

Vocalist
Michael Boone

National Anthem

Monica Canedo

Exhibitions

Millar Brooke Jumping Quadrille
(L-R) Amy Millar, Charlotte McLaughlin, Kelly Soleau-Millar, Jonathon Millar

A Seriously Funny Skit
by Shining Moments

12-horse Musical Quadrille
by P.S.I. Performance Sales International Events

Behind the Scenes

2019 CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS COMMITTEE

Left to right: Lily Zilo, Randy Leoni, Mary Ross, Eileen Johnston, Alex Rozboril, Cathy Tarantini, Terri Kane, Elizabeth Stauber-Johnson, Patti Thompson
(Not pictured) Paula Beauchesne, Sophie Ghedin, Ilona Klimek, Sue Weakley, Barbara Wolff, 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!