Q. What is your history with the Capital Challenge Horse Show?
A. I started working at the ingate in the late 90s. In 2005 I left for three years to pursue work outside of the horse industry. I returned in 2008 as an assistant to Billy Glass. I would fill any holes or positions needed during the show and eventually become co-manager in 2016 when Billy Glass retired.
Q. What is your background with horses?
A. I started riding at the age of seven in Canada, but I did not compete. I used to work as a groom and rider for my aunt in the summers doing the show circuit in Quebec. After a couple years in college, I worked for a family in Montreal that bred horses and spent their winters in Palm Beach, FL. While working with them I got to ride and train with Buddy Brown. I then decided to move to the United States permanently and managed Hidden Creek Farms breeding and showing operations with the help of Margie Engle.
Q. What makes the Capital Challenge Horse Show so special to you?
A. Capital Challenge is special because of the history and quality of the organization led by Oliver Kennedy and Billy Glass. I am lucky enough to have the privilege of managing such a well-oiled machine while maintaining and growing their vision and tradition.
Q. What is your favorite part about working at the Capital Challenge Horse Show?
A. I love that no matter what challenges we face as an organization, whether it’s an operational issue or a weather issue, we have qualified personnel to deal with just about anything.
Q. What is a fun fact about you?
A. Very few people know that French is my first language and that I learned English at the horse shows.
The Capital Challenge Horse Show is running now through October 9 at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center. To watch live, click here: https://www.capitalchallenge.org/live-stream.html