The 2022 Challenge of the Americas

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

HONORARY CHAIR
Margaret H. Duprey

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Betsy Juliano

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Terri Rollins Kane

HONORARY CHAIR
Betsy Steiner

The 2022 COTA Quadrille Teams

Jim Koford
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Excelsior
13 y/o Dutch WB gelding
Owned by Nina Warren

Shannon Stevens
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Ferrari
12 y/o Dutch WB gelding
Owned by Jeannette Pinard

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

Jessie Hayes
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Avatar’s Jazzman
20 y/o Morgan gelding
Owned by Melissa Dowling

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

JJ Tate
TEAM BIOSTAR
Riding Derby
16 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Cackie Vroom

Tigger Montague
TEAM BIOSTAR
Choreography and Coach

Lisa Lewis
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Riding Donegal GGF
12 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Lewis Dressage LLC and Lisa C. Lewis

Amy Bock
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Riding Walk The Line
16 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Amy Bock

Roberta Williams
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Riding Rolex Tyme
18 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Evelyn Remedi

Nicole Harrington
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Riding Wizard Of Oz
16 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Three Oaks Farm

Amy Walker-Basak
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Riding Duke
12 y/o KWPN Dutch gelding
Owned by Alma Ericson

Cindi Wylie
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Riding Amado XXXV
13 y/o PRE stallion
Owned by Cindi Wylie

Alex Rozboril
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Choreography and Coach

Carlos Agüera
TEAM GARDY BLOEMERS
Music

Pam Goodrich
TEAM PURINA
Riding Diablo DC
15 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Waller Farm

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

Jennifer Williams
TEAM PURINA
Riding Francis HW
10 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Lisa Norling

Alexandra Duncan
TEAM PURINA
Riding Gambler
11 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Sylvia Kelemen

Bent Jensen
TEAM PURINA
Riding Divo
11 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Nancy Nestle

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

Terry Ciotti Gallo
TEAM PURINA
Choreography & Music

Betsy Steiner
TEAM PURINA
Coach

Bill Warren
TEAM PURINA
Coach

Katie Riley
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Discosimo
14 y/o Braden Wurtemburg gelding
Owned by Karen Blank

Bridget Hay
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Fairleigh
11 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Bridget Hay

Justin Hardin
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Eros
12 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Mary Mattingly

Ashley Madison
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Lugano
22 y/o Rheinlander gelding
Owned by Ashley Madison

Todd Flettrich
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Furriel Dos Cedros
12 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Margaret Duprey, Cherry Knoll Farm

Susanne Hamilton
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Riding Mississippi
13 y/o Swedish WB mare
Owned by Carol Cohen-Hodess

Ruth Hogan-Poulsen
TEAM WINGED FOOT
Choreography & Coach

Ali Postasky
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Riding Zig Zag
13 y/o Danish WB gelding
Owned by Kathy Priest and Julie Skinner

Heidi Degele
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Riding Lakota HD
17 y/o American WB gelding
Owned by HeidiDressage LLC

Vanessa Creech-Terauds
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Riding Daniel L
10 y/o Hanoverian gelding
Owned by Louise Leatherdale

Leif Aho
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Riding Classy Sinclair
15 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Lisa Grossi

Rebecca Waite
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Riding Fandi Lam
12 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Shelley Bernstein Schnier

Tiago Ernesto
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Riding Donatello DC
14 y/o Lusitano gelding
Owned by Haras dos Cavaleiros

Kristen Scott
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Choreographer

Diane Creech
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Coach

Emily Wright
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Coach

Patti Thompson
TEAM WRIGHT DRESSAGE
Coach

Competition Judges

Janet Foy, FEI 5* , USA

Lee Tubman, FEI 4* , CAN

Charlotte Bredahl, FEI 4*, USA

Pre-Event Entertainment

Pas de Deux

JJ Tate
Riding Montana
17 y/o Danish WB gelding
Owned by JJ Tate

Shannon Dueck
Riding Repertoire
17 y/o Oldenburg gelding
Owned by Irene Greenberg

Pas de Deux

Jim Koford
Riding Zonneglans
19 y/o Dutch WB gelding
Owned by Jon Brons

Kerstin Moltmann-Wilder
Riding Zephyr
18 y/o KWPN gelding
Owned by Kerstin Moltmann-Wilder

Jumping Quadrille

Jonathon Millar

Kelly Soleau-Millar

Charlotte McLaughlin

Alex Granato

Vocalist

Michael Boone

Vocalist

Monica Canedo
National Anthem

Behind the Scenes

2022 COTA Committee
(L to R standing) Cathy Tarantini, Eileen Johnston, Allyn Schiavone, Mary Ross, Barbara Wolff, Iseult Broglio, Elizabeth Stauber-Johnson, Teresa Knopp
(L to R kneeling) Catherine McLaughlin, Terri Kane, Bunny Smith, Patti Thompson
(Not present) Gardy Bloemers, Mary Dell’Amore, Michael DeLuna, Marne Martin-Tucker, Charlotte McLaughlin, Emma Sevriens, Kim York, Lily Zilo

Mary Ross
M. Ross Consulting, Inc.
Event Producer

Sue Weakley
Weakley Strategic Branding
PR and Media Relations

Carmen Franco
Photographer

Susan J. Stickle
Event Photographer

Meg McGuire
Event Photographer

Nicho Meredith
Event Announcer

Members of the Dressage4Kids’ Winter Intensive Training (WIT) Program have been faithful COTA volunteers for many years. The three-month WIT Program provides an immersive educational experience to aspiring young dressage riders who are committed to achieving excellence, and requires determination, drive and passion.  

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

Thank you to Sue Weakley and Carmen Franco for pulling all these photos together for an amazing 2022 COTA Who’s Who!