Phone: 910-875-2074

Email: info@carolinahorsepark.com

bod bryan rosenbergBryan Rosenberg, Chairman 

Bryan is VP of IT for First American Title Insurance Company, the nation's second largest title insurance company and a Fortune 500 company, currently working on operational readiness related to new compliance rules for all technology platforms at First American. Before joining First American in July, 2005, Bryan was North Carolina State Manager for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. Prior to joining the title industry, Bryan was an attorney in private practice in the area of mergers and acquisitions, tax and estate planning. He graduated from Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 1993 and was admitted to practice in the same year. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar. He is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association where he served a three year term on the Real Property Council. He is past president of the North Carolina Land Title Association where he received the Sam Mann award to recognize a new generation of leaders in the title industry. Bryan is a frequent speaker at industry meetings and teaches continuing education for both attorneys and title professionals all across the country. Bryan has ridden horses since he was 8 years old. As a juniour, he rode in Big Eq. and Large Junior Working Hunter. As a young amateur he rode both hunters and jumpers and then took a 25 year break. He came back to riding as an Amateur show hunter and lives on a horse farm in Southern Pines with his wife Kim. They enjoy traveling, hiking and gardening (both flower gardening and vegetables).

bod audrey wigginsAudrey Wiggins, Secretary 

Audrey grew up riding and training horses in the sport of Eventing in Ocala, FL. She moved permanently to Moore County after graduating with a BS degree in Sports Medicine from St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC. Audry currently lives on her Spook Hill Farm in Carthage, NC where she runs a small boarding operation and trains her event horse, Spook Hill At Last, aka 'Oliver'. She is a graduate HA pony clubber and has also worked with the US Eventing Association's Area II Young Rider program as the Junior/Yound Rider Coordinator. For the last 15 years Audrey has held her Real Estate Broker license and is currently serving the Moore County and surrounding areas as a Residential Home, Farm and Land Specialist with DeSell & Co Realty Group in downtown Southern Pines. In addidition to her Realtor duties, she is also a licensed Residential Contractor and a Water lines and Sewer Contractor serving as the contractor of record for Peabody Contracting Inc which specializes in grading, clearing , site prep, water lines and sewer installations and barn/farm construction projects. Audrey is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of Realtors MLS.

John Miller, Treasurer

annie eldridge v2Annie Eldridge 

Annie competed through upper-level eventing before an illness abruptly ended her riding career. She has spent her winters in Southern Pines since 1985. Today she and husband, Cap Kane, split time between Duxbury, MA and Vass, where they own and operate Setters' Run Farm, a competitive eventing facility and breeding operation. Annie volunteers faithfully at the Carolina Horse Park and has been an active supporter of the Park's many activities since its inception in 1998. Both Annie and Cap advocate for land preservation and conservation of wildlife and open space, which makes the Park a cause near and dear to their respect hearts.

bod michelle frazier copyCandy Allen

Candy started her riding career as a toddler in Caracas, Venezuela. Her father worked for an oil company and the family lived all over the world: riding where ever possible. Candy’s competitive career, after Pony Club (in the UK), was in Show Jumping where she competed as a Young Rider in the Netherlands. Her coach for several years was Sieg Pruikemaker the Chef D’Equip of the Dutch show jumping team. At that time, she also began to explore her Dressage interests after having met, through a family friend, Jaap Pot an Olympic (5*) Dressage Judge. After High School Candy moved to London to go to college where she combined her Show Jumping and Dressage skills and started Eventing; training with British Gold Medalist Mary Gordon-Watson. She went as far as what was, at that time, Advanced (now probably the equivalent of Intermediate). When all possible visa opportunities for staying in the UK were exhausted, and armed with an MBA in Marketing, Candy moved to her family’s horse farm in Northern Virginia. At that point her career focus was in corporate training. Sales and Customer Service being her area of expertise. Riding became a hobby, and dressage her focus. After a few years in the corporate field Candy soon figured out that it was not her preferred environment and when her mother became ill, she took over her mother’s boarding and training business. Since then Candy has achieved her USDF Gold Medal, become a USDF Certified Instructor and trained students and horses through the levels. Candy moved to Southern Pines 5 years ago where she and her husband Larry can enjoy horses and golf respectively.

bod joan hilsmanRobin Greenwood

Robin grew up on Cape Cod where she started riding at age 6. She began showing on the A circuit at 16 as a student of Ronnie Mutch at Nimrod Farm. After graduation from Smith College, Robin relocated to Weston Ct and took up showing full time. In 1976 she won USEF National Amateur Owner Horse of the Year with her horse Twentieth Century Ltd. Turning Professional shortly after, Robin has been a trainer for almost 40 years and she has specialized in both kids and adults. Bringing youngsters like Georgina Bloomberg, Ashley Baker, Caroline Passarelli and currently Erica Felder to the top of the Junior ranks has been the goal of her program. Her students have been Champion at Devon, Washington, Harrisburg and Pony Finals and have won USEF Pony Medal Finals and WIHS Pony Medal Finals. Along with training, Robin has had a large pony breeding business which is well known for producing National level winners. Robin lives and trains at her farm in Southern Pines.

bod joan hilsmanHeidi Grimm Powell 

Heidi, originally from Rochester, NY is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel who served on active duty for over 20 years in a variety of positions to include Deputy Commander, 5th Personnel Group at Fort Lewis, Washington; senior Strength Manager in 2nd Infantry Division, South Korea; and Associate Professor and Instructor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Air Force Academy. She was also part of the US Army’s World Class Athlete Program as professional triathlete competing all around the globe and serving as an ambassador for the US Army while winning several National and Military World championship titles. After retiring from the US Army Heidi worked for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, CO for three years as a program manager in the Paralympic Division overseeing a collaborative effort between the USOC and the Department of Defense creating adaptive sports programs for wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Heidi holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Siena College, a Masters in Physical Education from the University of Georgia, and a Masters of International Relations from Troy State University. Heidi started riding horse with her mom at 5 years old and enjoyed fox hunting, pony club, trail riding, and competing in hunters, jumpers and eventing all throughout her young life. She continues to ride and compete her two American Thoroughbreds in eventing, and spends time volunteering at CHP and other local agencies. Heidi and her husband, Dr. Doug Powell, a critical care physician, enjoy living in downtown Southern Pines.

bod joan hilsmanJoan Hilsman 

Joan started riding in the Chicago area, at age 6, and then moved with her family to their cattle ranch in Arkansas. After graduating from high school in La Jolla,CA and college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA, Joan moved to Marblehead, MA and embarked on a 40 yr teaching career, teaching vet tech, zoology, env. sci, and biology. Married for 35 yrs., Joan and her husband, Gil, who works in the oil business, have enjoyed living in many wonderful and varied locations around the planet. They continue to travel extensively & own a farm near the CHP, where Joan keeps her competition horses.

bod pam1Pamela Kantorowski

Pamela is a native of Cooperstown NY and received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1987.  She then moved to North Carolina to attend Duke University School of Medicine, graduating in 1991.  She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the University of Louisville and then University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  After being on staff as a clinical assistant professor at UNC for three years, she moved to Pinehurst and has been practicing at the Southern Pines Women's Health Center since 1999.  Pam has held many physician leadership positions and currently is the Board Chair for the Surgery Center of Pinehurst as well as the Board Chair for First Carolina Care Insurance.  She was also selected to participate in the FirstHealth Physician Leadership Academy in 2014 through to the present where she has learned much about leadership styles, effective team building, governance and the changing landscape of healthcare finance. Pam lives here with her husband, Michael, who works for the Moore County Sheriff Department, and her two daughters.  Pam became involved with the equestrian community in the Southern Pines area once her older daughter started riding at age 6.  The prospect of just having a pony to ride around the backyard quickly grew to a farm of four horses.  She became an avid supporter of the Carolina Horse Park, both while volunteering and watching her girls compete over the years.  Her older daughter, Mikaela, has competed in Eventing through the 1* level and has continued to ride while attending college at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  Her younger daughter, Maia, attends The O'Neal School and has also taken up the sport of Eventing and aspires to reach the NAJYRCs someday.
Claire Reid
Claire Reid


Ms. Reid has recently retired from the Oracle Corporation as a Senior Vice President, where she was responsible for all due diligence sales performance projections and delivery analysis during Oracle's very acquisitive 7 year period, which included the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. She was recruited by the Oracle Corporation in 1998 to run their Public Sector consulting services in North America. Ms. Reid has an MS in Management Science and Engineering and an MA in Mathematics and began her career as a programmer before joining Bearing Point (Peat, Marwick, Mitchell) where she became a partner in their consulting division. In 1988 Ms. Reid founded a Technology firm, which was eventually sold to a technology investment firm. Ms. Reid is active with the Brandywine Museum and Conservancy, the American Driving Society, Moore County Driving Club, Young Drivers Camp and the National Sporting Museum and Library. Claire lives in Southern Pines where she drives Welsh Ponies and competes at the CDE Intermediate Level with a pair or a four-in-hand. She is a member of the Ladies Coaching Club, the Four-in-hand Club, the Moore County Driving Club and the Aiken Driving Club. She is responsible for an annual Young Drivers Camp which is sponsored by the ADS and includes Advanced Drivers who are sponsored by the USEF. She is co-organizer of the Pine Tree CDE in the Fall and the Southern Pines CDE in the Spring. She also plays golf and enjoys traveling.

Kelly ValdezKelly Valdes

Kelly began her equestrian career in Cheshire, Pennsylvania fox hunting and eventing. She worked for Frolic Weymouth in Chadds Ford, PA in 1974 and that’s where she traded in the riding saddle for a set of driving harness. In the late 70’s she helped to organize the Chesterland and Radnor Driving Events. In the 80’s, Kelly was introduced to the international driving scene as navigator for Deidre Pirie competing at the Windsor Horse Show and at the 1982 four in hand world championships in Appledorn, Holland. Kelly began her own business named Driving Disciplines, teaching horse and rider how to be safe and competitive. In 1989 Kelly was privileged to drive a pair of Dutch warm bloods, sponsored by Peter Wetherill, to the world championships held in Lake Balaton, Hungry. Kelly was the USET national single champion in 1996 and 1997 and the 1998 silver medalist at the singles world championship in Ebbs, Austria. Kelly moved to Southern Pines in 2000 to manage Clair Reid’s Big Sky Farm and help with her welsh ponies. Kelly helps to organize the Pine Tree and Southern Pines Combined Driving Events. She is currently chairman of young drives for the American Driving Society and also runs the young drivers camp at Big Sky farm held every summer.

bod lefreda newLefreda Williams

Lefreda has fox hunted for 40 years, and evented and shown horses for 50 years. She has been a Horse Trials Organizer since 1970 and was a member of the Board of Governors of USCTA for thirteen years. She is a founding director and has served both vice president and president of the Carolina Horse Park Foundation. She continues to be a director on the CHPF board. Lefreda was named one of the Ten Most Influential People in Moore County for the year 2000. She continues her long and successful eventing career competing at events throughout the east coast.

ian staffIan Wookey 

Captain Ian Wookey is an active duty pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force who moved to Southern Pines in the summer of 2018 while on orders to Fort Bragg. He and his wife, Captain Andrea Wookey (an active-duty logistics officer in the Canadian Army), have been enthusiastically involved in the Carolina Horse Park community since their arrival as both volunteers and competitors. Capt. Wookey is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada (’05) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Military Psychology and Leadership. He has over 1500 hours of military flying experience, primarily in the CH-47F heavy-lift helicopter. He has flown extensively through North America on both exercises and domestic response operations and has also spent time in Europe and completed a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Though relatively new to equestrian sport, Capt Wookey is no stranger to high-level sport and competition. He spent more than a decade competing as a volleyball player at both the inter-collegiate and international level with the Canadian Military National Team. Ian and Andrea currently consume their free time with their equestrian activity training their young thoroughbreds in the lower levels of eventing.

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