The 2024 Challenge of the Americas

presented by THE PINK HATS

HONORARY CHAIR
Laura Lassman
President & Founder
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HONORARY CHAIR
Stephanie Hamburger
Executive Director
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HONORARY CHAIR
Donna McKay
President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

HONORARY CHAIR
Margaret H. Duprey

HONORARY CHAIR
Betsy Juliano

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Terri Rollins Kane

HONORARY CHAIR
Betsy Steiner

HONORARY CHAIR
Cathy Tarantini

The 2024 COTA Quadrille Teams

Jim Koford
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Adeline
14 y/o Friesian X mare
Owned by James Koford

Shannon Stevens
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Bellini K
18 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Lauren Chumley

Lauren Chumley
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Nikolas
13 y/o German Riding Pony gelding
Owned by Melissa Dowling

Bianca Berktold
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Dubai
17 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Maxine Tabas

Betsy Van Dyke
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding DEM Esplendido
15 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Tina Evans

Kymberly Pullen
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Hot Date
15 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Hot Date Syndicate LLC

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Tigger Montague
TEAM BIOSTAR
Choreography, Music and Coach

Georgia Wren-Russ
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Riding Soldado De Vargas
14 y/o PRE gelding
Owned by Pamela Williams

Micah Deligdish
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Riding Handsome C
12 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Micah Deligdish

Sharon McCusker
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Riding Wrigley
21 y/o Dutch Warmblood gelding
Owned by Dr. Paula Bokesch

Ilanah Taves
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Riding Jewel’s Amethyst
19 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Susan Taves

Amy Boch
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Riding Walk The Line
18y/o Oldenburg gelding
Ownd by Amy Bock

Jovanna Stepan
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Riding Benedetto
8 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Jovanna Stepan

Alex Rozboril
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Choreographer and Coach

Michelle Gibson
TEAM DANCING FOR PINK
Coach

Pam Goodrich
TEAM PURINA
Riding Giacomo B
13 y/o Dutch gelding
Owned by Patricia Bellinger

George Williams
TEAM PURINA
Riding Sir Velo
18 y/o Westfalen gelding
Owned by George & Noel Williams

Jennifer Williams
TEAM PURINA
Riding Babylon Berlin
9 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Jennifer Williams

Benjamin Winger
TEAM PURINA
Riding Unai
11 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Melany Lipar

Bent Jensen
TEAM PURINA
Riding Franz Ferdinand
16 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Claudia Sands

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

Terry Ciotti Gallo
TEAM PURINA
Choreography and Music

Betsy Steiner
TEAM PURINA
Coach

Bill Warren
TEAM PURINA
Coach

Todd Flettrich
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Eleito Da Ferraria
14 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Cherry Knoll Farm

Susanne Hamilton
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Lesath
14 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Barbara Eisvogel

Justin Hardin
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Florenza LJS
13 y/o KWPN mare
Owned by Lara Osborne

Nicole Harrington
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Wizard of Oz
18 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Three Oaks Farm

Yvonne Losos de Muniz
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Aquamarijn
19 y/o KWPN mare
Owned by Yvonne Losos de Muniz and Sylvia Muniz Losos

Cindi Wylie
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Amado XXXV
15 y/o PRE stallion
Owned by Cindi Wylie

Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Choreography, Music and Coach

Emilie Goddard
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Coach

Emily Wright-Ciceroni
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Riding Sanchez
13 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Emily Wright

Allison Driver
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Riding The Magician
16 y/o Lusitano/Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Allison Driver

Leif Aho
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Riding Classy Sinclair
17 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Lisa Grossi

Amy Swerdlin
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Riding De Premio
12 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Amy Swerdlin

Ashley Minea
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Riding Dietoria
15 y/o Dutch Warmblood gelding
Owned by Ashley Minéa

Alexis Merguerian
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Riding Caruso
17 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Jane Wareham

Diane Creech
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Coach and Choreographer

Vanessa Creech-Terauds
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Coach and Choreographer

Patti Thompson
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Coach

Marlene Whitaker
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE & PATTI THOMPSON DRESSAGE
Music

GP Quadrille Team Competition Judges

Janet Foy, FEI 5*, USA

Cesar Torrente, FEI 4*, COL

Lee Tubman, FEI 4*, CAN

Disco Dressage Derby Judges

Jeanne McDonald, FEI 4*, USA

Gary Rockwell, FEI 5*, USA

Pre-Event Entertainment

Millarbrooke Jumping Quadrille

Jonathon Millar

Kelly Soleau-Millar

Charlotte McLaughlin

Alex Granato

“Tina Turner” Pas de Trois Exhibition

Allison Kavey
“TINA TURNER” QUADRILLE
Riding Hortelano LXXXV
11 y/o PRE gelding
Owned by Andrea Woodner

Lauren Chumley
“TINA TURNER” QUADRILLE
Riding Leeloo Dallas
8 y/o KWPN mare
Owned by Lauren Chumley

Tai Parrish
“TINA TURNER” QUADRILLE
Riding Bellini K
18 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Lauren Chumley

Disco Dressage Derby

Jan Ebeling
DISCO DRESSAGE DERBY
Riding Don Futuro
13 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Ann Romney

Ben Elelbing
DISCO DRESSAGE DERBY
Riding Ambience
19 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Ann Romney

Sven Steffens-Smienk
DISCO DRESSAGE DERBY
Riding Acappella
13 y/o Oldenburg mare
Owned by Monique Richter

Adam Steffens-Smienk
DISCO DRESSAGE DERBY
Riding Candoit’s Boston Strong
14 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Wendy Petrik

Behind the Scenes

2024 COTA Committee
(L to R) Mary Ross, Leslie Hiller, Lily Zilo, Iseult Broglio, Cathy Tarantini, Terri Kane, Emily Hewitt, Eileen Johnston, Kim York, Patti Thompson
Front: canine consultants Zoey Ross and Zoe Zilo
Not pictured: Mary Dell’Amore, Allyn Schiavone, Bunny Smith, Sue Weakley, Barbara Wolff

Mary Ross
M. Ross Consulting, Inc.
Event Producer

Sue Weakley
Weakley Strategic Branding
PR and Media Relations

Susan J. Stickle
Event Photographer

Nicho Meredith
Event Announcer

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