first published in the December 2020 Equiery

The Maryland Horse Council announced the results of this year’s election for the Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting on November 17. As a result of those elections, the Maryland Horse Council welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors, Dawn Edgerton-Cameron and Kim Egan. Their terms begin in July 2021.

Dawn Edgerton-Cameron is an avid eventer and passionate lover of OTTBs. She rode on the Brown University Equestrian Team in college, and has since been active in many efforts to make equestrian sports more inclusive. She was a recipient of the first annual Nations Media $5,000 Diversity Scholarship, which was established to “encourage, elevate, and immediately give a platform to minority voices” in equestrian sports. In August 2020, she wrote an article for Eventing Nation titled “Exposure, Opportunity, Perception and Reception.” Dawn has a professional marketing background, having worked at companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, McCormick & Co., General Mills, and the Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company. She is currently a financial advisor at Edward Jones.

Kim Egan is an eventer, a fox-chaser, and a long-time owner of Thoroughbred fillies racing on the Kentucky and Florida circuits. She finds particular satisfaction bringing racing fillies home to start new careers as eventers and hunters. Kim has served on the Maryland Horse Council’s Legislative Committee since 2015 and is currently a member of MHC’s Executive Committee. In her professional life, Kim is a litigator and food and drug law specialist, formerly with Covington & Burling and DLA Piper LLP in Washington, D.C. At DLA Piper she was the partner in charge of the U.S. Health Care practice group. Kim founded her own practice in 2012.