Leadership

Corporate Board

Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Inc. – Board Members

Wayne W. Grafton – Chairman

Wayne W. Grafton
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Wayne W. Grafton retired following a successful career in Land Use Planning and Zoning. He received his undergraduate and Master’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. His postgraduate studies included the University of London, University of Gothenburg and University of Moscow. He has served as Chairman and CEO of both DHSCF, Inc and the Foundation for five years. Wayne is involved on a day to day basis for all aspects of operations, finance and facilities. He has been a Boxholder for more than forty five years and was a member of the Hospitality Committee for thirty years. Wayne and his wife Marjorie are also competitors in the Coaching Division.

He resides in Unionville where he maintains several farms and raises horses. Wayne is also the President of the Philadelphia Four in Hand Club and Past President of Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Laurels at Landhope Combined Diving. He is active in many community organizations, including Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

The Grafton’s have one daughter Melissa and two granddaughters Devyn and Natalie who enjoy spending time at the show.

Gail McCarthy – Secretary

Gail McCarthy
Secretary, DHSCF, Inc & Foundation
Devon Country Fair Co-Chair

Gail McCarthy has an extensive background and experience in marketing and merchandise management. Her knowledge and expertise has been invaluable to the souvenir booth over the past twenty years.

She is currently serving her third term as Devon Country Fair Co-Chair. As co-Chairs she and Helen Corkhill oversee all aspects of the Devon Country Fair including committees and volunteers. Gail has been involved in many Devon committees including Bylaws, Nominations, Governance and now is serving as Chair of the 125th Anniversary Committee.

When her children were in school, she was very involved in the TESD PTO. Gail also served on the Board of Directors for the Saturday Club in Wayne from 2005-2009. She is a member of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Gerhard Society. Her other philanthropic activities include support of Philabundance and Meals on Wheels.

Gail and her husband Neal reside in Devon. Their two children; Conor and Hannah are musicians.

Timothy Riddle – Treasurer

Timothy (Tim) Riddle
Treasurer

Tim Riddle is CEO of Chartwell Investment Partners. He received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Creighton University. He is also a charter holder and member of the CFA and a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Philadelphia. Tim serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee. He also worked on the Insurance Sub-Committee.

Tim’s wife and daughter have both competed at Devon. The family enjoys being Boxholders and have enjoyed being involved in all aspects of Devon. He also serves on the Finance Committee for Surrey Services for Seniors and on the Investment Committee for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

Tim and his wife Joan reside in Chester Springs and have two children; Kate and Joe. The entire family enjoys coming to Devon.

Jennifer Burger

Jennifer Burger

Jennifer Burger has shown and owned top Hunters for over twenty years. She founded the Brandywine Horse Show with Louise Serio. Her horse, “Rock Star” was Champion at Devon in the High Performance Division with Jennifer Alfano. She has also won several classes with Louise Serio and “Rock Harbor”.

Jennifer volunteers at several organizations in the horse industry and has been an active fundraiser for Devon.

Jennifer and her husband Gary reside in Buffalo, New York and they have two grown children Alexandra and Austin.

Andrea Connors

Andrea Connors

Andrea Connors is the Executive Vice President of Land Services USA, a leading provider of real estate title insurance for commercial and residential transactions. She has served on the DHSCF, Inc Board for seven years and is an active member of the Sponsorship and Audit Committees.

Andrea is an avid equestrian and has been Devon Exhibitor. This passion is shared by her daughter Caitlyn who is a Devon Exhibitor and FEI Grand Prix rider. She and her family are also long term volunteers and supporters.

She and her husband Ken reside in Glen Mills and spend much of their time supporting the interests of their children Caitlyn who is a full time college student at Drexel University while competing in equestrian events. Their son, Kenny, Jr. is a high school student and ice hockey player in USIFL.

Holly H. Griffin

Holly Griffin

Holly Griffin is an insurance agent specializing in equine, farm, ranch and mortality insurance. Holly’s involvement in Devon began when she was a young girl selling lemon sticks and her parents organized the plant sale. She has been a Devon volunteer for more than thirty four years and has Chaired both the Catalog (Program) and Hospitality Committees. In addition, she Chaired the Bylaws committee and currently chairs the Governance Committee.

She has served as an area judge for US Eventing and a scribe for the USDF (Dressage) Foundation. She is also a foxhunter, trap and sporting clay shooter. Holly has served on the Board of Coriell Institute, Equine Land Trust Preservation and St. Christopher’s Horse Show. Her philanthropic interests include: fundraising for the US equestrian Team, and Ryerss Farm for Aged Equine and Canine Partners for Life.

Holly and her husband Samuel reside in West Chester with their two Basset Hounds: Noah and Not Yet.

Wes Hardin

J. Wesley (Wes) Hardin

Wesley Hardin is the President of Electronic Instruments, AMETEK Inc where he has worked for over seventeen years. He received his undergraduate degree for the University of Missouri and his MBA from Webster University in St. Louis. He is also a commercial helicopter pilot and certified flight instructor for helicopter training as well as an airplane pilot. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and his MBA from Webster University in St. Louis. Wes is a Devon Boxholder and serves on the Finance Committee.

In addition to his activities at Devon, Wes serves as a Director of Arcadia University Board of Trustees and is Chairman of their Finance and Infrastructure Committee. His other interests include fox hunting at Radnor Hunt where he is a Master of Foxhounds.

He and his wife Mary reside in Malvern and have two daughters: Victoria and Jacqueline.

John Frazier Hunt

John Frazier Hunt

John Frazier Hunt is a partner in the law firm Hunt and Ayers, P.C. He is a long time Devon competitor in the Coaching Division as well as a Boxholder. He serves on the Finance and Nominations Committees and also participated in the Insurance Sub-Committee.

John is very active in the Coaching community, he is a member of the NY Coaching Club and the Philadelphia Four in Hand Club. He also is Master at Bellwood Hunt Club. His philanthropic interests include serving as Chairman of Horizon House, Inc and the Chester County Historical Society.

He and his wife Penny reside in Spring City, they both enjoy participating in the Carriage Pleasure Drive and are active in their support of the Open Space and Land Preservation in Chester County.

Dr. Robert J. Kreb

Bio coming soon!

Deborah Martin

Deborah (Debbie) Martin

Debbie Martin recently retired after forty-two years in the foodservice industry including twenty-two years as Director of Food Services for the Norristown Area School District. She has been involved in Devon for forty-four years and has served as Co-Chair of the Devon Country Fair 1990-1992 and 2010-2012. She is a member of the Devon Country Fair Executive committee and has served on many food committees including cafeteria, coffees and soda and ice cream. Debbie is currently serving on the 125th anniversary Committee as well as Finance and Nominations.

She and her husband Albert are Devon Boxholders. Her daughter Kathryn Biddle is also an avid volunteer and serves on the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee as well as the Art Gallery at Devon. Both Debbie’s husband and her son Tom are also long standing volunteers.

Karin N. Maynard

Karin Maynard

Karin Maynard has over 30 years of healthcare marketing and management consulting experience. She has held executive positions in several national health care organizations as well national consulting forms. Karin has been involved at Devon for 25 years, she has Co-Chaired the Devon Country Fair in 2008/2009 and 2014/2015 and continues to serve on the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee. She has served on the Bylaws, Nominations and Governance Committees. Currently she chairs the Sponsorship and Marketing Committees.

She has served on the board of several area charities with a focus on healthcare, education and working with the developmentally disabled community.

Karin and her husband Barry reside in Devon and are very active in the local community. Their daughter Abigail is also a Country Fair Chairman and is attending graduate school at Boston University for special education.

Carl Meister

Carl (Bunny) Meister

Carl Meister has been a small business entrepreneur and real estate agent for over forty five years. He is no stranger to the horse show world; he has been an exhibitor, steeplechase jockey and is a lifetime foxhunter. Carl has enjoyed serving on the Trophy Committee for over fifty years.

He serves on the Board of Brandywine Red Clay Alliance, Chester County Sports and Hall of Fame and Chester County Foxhunters. He is a former member of the Chester County Historical Society.

Carl and his wife Linda reside in West Chester and have three sons and seven grandchildren.

Collin F. McNeil

Collin F. McNeil

Collin F. McNeil is the former Chairman of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and remains on the Society’s Board. He is President of the Quaker City and Radnor Hounds Foundations and is a Director of the Barra Foundation, Willistown Conservation Trust, Lake Placid Horse Show and the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Collin is a published author, having authored the 2008 Bright Hunting Morn celebrating the 125th anniversary of Radnor Hunt. He is also a devoted foxhunter, philanthropist, is former journalist and business executive. He has been involved in Devon for many years as both an Exhibitor and Boxholder.

He and his wife, Virginia, an accomplished show jumper, also have a joint venture with international Grand Prix rider Callan Solem, based at their farm in Chester Springs. In addition to his many philanthropic interests and passions, Collin enjoys boating and is a self-described “obsessive collector”.

Collin and his wife Virginia reside in Chester Springs and have two sons and a daughter.

Misdee Wrigley Miller

Misdee Wrigley Miller

Misdee is a well known competitor in Devon’s Coaching Division where she has won many ribbons over the years. She holds multiple world class champion titles with her American Saddlebreds and helped achieve the United States win its first Team Gold Medal in combined driving, becoming the first woman to win a gold medal in the sport.

Misdee is a lifelong philanthropist supporting many causes. She and her husband established a foundation which supports many local and national charities.

She and her husband John reside in Paris, Kentucky. She has a daughter, two granddaughters and twin grandsons.

Thomas A. Riley

Bio coming soon!

Mrs. Robert M. Somers

Dolly Somers

Dolly Somers has been a dedicated Devon Country Fair volunteer since 1972. She has worked on many Country Fair committees including Cafeteria, Ice Cream and Soft Drinks, Midway and Programs. Dolly Co-Chaired the Fair for two terms. Currently, she is a Sustainer member of the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee.

As a former school elementary teacher, Dolly has been active in several community organizations including the Neighborhood League where she served on the Board of Managers for fourteen years. She was also actively involved in the Junior Saturday Club for many years.

She and her husband Bob reside in Radnor and have two children, three grandchildren and a puppy named Cliff. The entire Somers family enjoy being part of the Devon community.

Michael Tillson, III

Michael (Mike) Tillson, III

Michael Tillson is the owner of Mike Tillson Motorcars which specializes in sales and service of high performance European automobiles. He is a retired race car driver and builder in the world Endurance Championship. Mike has served as Chairman of the Nominations Committee for four years. He is a Devon Boxholder and has been involved and attended Devon for many years.

In addition to his love of European automobiles and racing, Mike is the founder of the Concours d ‘elegance at Radnor Hunt where he is also a Master of Foxhounds. Mike’s philanthropic interests include the Hounds Foundation, Thorncroft Equestrian Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

He and his significant other, Susan Tatios reside in Westtown and enjoy attending the show each year.

Ex Officio Members

John Schwarz


John Schwarz

John Schwarz received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. He has over 20 years of experience as a healthcare leader and is President of Bryn Mawr Hospital. He provides leadership and operational oversight within the hospital and collaborates with clinical and operational leaders across Main Line Health.

He is active in the local community and serves on the Board of the Broad Street Ministry and the Fighting Back Scholarship Program.

John and his wife Mary reside in Narberth with their son and daughter.

Helen Corkhill, Country Fair

Helen Corkhill
Devon Country Fair Co-Chair

Helen Corkhill is serving her second term as Co-Chair of the Devon Country Fair. She has served on the Nominations and Development Committees of the Foundation. While she has also been active in many Devon Country Fair Committees, her passion has been the Art Gallery of Devon.

She is also an active community volunteer at both the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary and Radnor Hunt where she sits on the House and Elective Committees. In addition, Helen enjoys beagling with the Ardrossan beagles.

The Corkhill family includes Helen’s husband Eric who serves as Co-Chair of the Trophy Committee and their daughters Katherine and Emily. Kastherine Bathelmeh is a Chairman in the art Gallery at Devon and Emily is an equestrian. She is the proud grandmother of Audrey Bathelmeh who will undoubtedly be a part of the Devon community!

Beth Previti, Country Fair

Beth Previti
Devon Country Fair Treasurer

Beth is a long time resident of Chester County, Pennsylvania. She holds an MBA with over 30 years of Corporate Finance experience in two leading financial institutions in the Philadelphia area. Presently, she serves as a Senior Treasury Analyst with the Vanguard Group, Inc. where she develops various treasury strategies for its global, corporate enterprise. She currently is the Treasurer of the Devon Country Fair. In 2012, she joined as chairman for the “Fall Festival of Homes” committee. Since that time, she has participated on the Soda and Ice Cream committee and served as Senior Chair for the 2018 and 2019 shows.

Beth has supported The Bamit Foundation which is dedicated to “Bamming Cancer Together”. Through fundraising and promotional events, Team BamIt works to inspire and comfort young people experiencing cancer related illness. She also has been an Elder and active member of Paoli Presbyterian Church.

Beth is married to John Previti, Jr of Wayne, PA and together have raised two daughters, Constance (Connie) & Julia who all enjoy the annual experience of Devon.

Foundation Board

Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Foundation – Board Members

Wayne W. Grafton – Chairman

Wayne W. Grafton
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Wayne W. Grafton retired following a successful career in Land Use Planning and Zoning. He received his undergraduate and Master’s degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. His postgraduate studies included the University of London, University of Gothenburg and University of Moscow. He has served as Chairman and CEO of both DHSCF, Inc and the Foundation for five years. Wayne is involved on a day to day basis for all aspects of operations, finance and facilities. He has been a Boxholder for more than forty five years and was a member of the Hospitality Committee for thirty years. Wayne and his wife Marjorie are also competitors in the Coaching Division.

He resides in Unionville where he maintains several farms and raises horses. Wayne is also the President of the Philadelphia Four in Hand Club and Past President of Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Laurels at Landhope Combined Diving. He is active in many community organizations, including Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

The Grafton’s have one daughter Melissa and two granddaughters Devyn and Natalie who enjoy spending time at the show.

Richard M. O’Donnell – President

Richard (Rich) M. O’Donnell
President

Gail McCarthy – Secretary

Gail McCarthy
Secretary, DHSCF, Inc & Foundation
Devon Country Fair Co-Chair

Gail McCarthy has an extensive background and experience in marketing and merchandise management. Her knowledge and expertise has been invaluable to the souvenir booth over the past twenty years.

She is currently serving her third term as Devon Country Fair Co-Chair. As co-Chairs she and Helen Corkhill oversee all aspects of the Devon Country Fair including committees and volunteers. Gail has been involved in many Devon committees including Bylaws, Nominations, Governance and now is serving as Chair of the 125th Anniversary Committee.

When her children were in school, she was very involved in the TESD PTO. Gail also served on the Board of Directors for the Saturday Club in Wayne from 2005-2009. She is a member of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Gerhard Society. Her other philanthropic activities include support of Philabundance and Meals on Wheels.

Gail and her husband Neal reside in Devon. Their two children; Conor and Hannah are musicians.

Joseph D. Blair – Treasurer

Joseph (Joe) D. Blair

Joseph Blair brings more than thirty years of banking and financial planning expertise to his position on the Board. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the Harvard Kennedy School as well as an MBA from Stanford.
He is a longtime Devon Boxholder and currently serves on the Investments ad Nomination Committees.

He has been involved in several other charitable organizations with a focus on providing financial education and music therapy to the developmentally disabled. His other interests include opera, choral music and a variety of outdoor activities.

Joe and his wife Mary Ann reside in Ardmore and have five children, six grandchildren and a puppy named Duncan.

Charlene Keller Fullmer

Charlene Keller Fullmer

Charlene Keller Fullmer is the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania where she supervises and prosecutes health care and other affirmative action fraud matters. An attorney for twenty-five years, she practices at a large Philadelphia law firm and served in the federal government in Washington, DC and Philadelphia. Charlene currently serves on the Audit Committee.

She has been involved in the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair for twenty years and has served on the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee since 2015. She recently co-authored the Devon Horse Show’s 125th Anniversary commemorative book: “The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair”.

Charlene and her husband Hal reside in Wayne with their two children. Her daughter Grace has placed at Devon and can be found in the Devon Kid’s Souvenir Booth during the Show.

Janet Crawford Hicks

Janet Crawford Hicks

Janet Crawford Hicks has been a professional artist since 1981, specializing in the equestrian lifestyle. Her art is well known and collected by many. She and her husband and son own Rodney Hicks Stable in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where they raise and train Hackney ponies and Standardbred horses. Janet and her family have shown at Devon for decades with many Hackney champions including The Spiderman, Miss Excellence and Jackie O.

She is the Chairman for the Devon Saddlebred and Hackney Committee and has been a major supporter of the Divisions within the show. She also serves on the Finance and Nominations Committee and is an active member of the 125th Anniversary Committee.

Janet, her husband Rodney, and their son Danny live in Massachusetts and look forward to attending Devon each year. The family is very involved in the Hackney and Saddlebred community.

Harry E. Hill III

Harry Edward Hill, III

Harry Hill owns and operates several small manufacturing companies including Delaware Car Company, Empire Abrasive Equipment Company and Gibson Equipment Company. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and received his Master’s Degree from University of Michigan. Harry has been a Devon supporter for many years and serves as Co-Chair of the Trophy Committee as well as on the Capital and Audit Committees.

Harry is very active in the Philadelphia community; he serves as Vice President of the Union League of Philadelphia and is the former President of Merion Golf Club. His philanthropic interests include the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and the Academy of Music where he serves on the Board of Governors. He is also a Director of The Philadelphia Contributionship, a property insurance and security company established by Benjamin Franklin in 1752.

He and his wife Louise reside in Haverford and have two adult children Harry IV and Elisabeth.

John R. Ingram

John R. Ingram

John Ingram is the Chairman of the Board of Ingram Industries, Inc and Ingram Content Group. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his Master of Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. John and his daughter are competitors in the Hunter Division and they enjoy attending the Show each year. He is currently serving on the Finance Committee.

John is an active volunteer in many educational and charitable organizations. He is a member of the Board of Trust of Vanderbilt University and also serves on the boards of Montgomery Bell Academy and the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville. In 2017, he spearheaded the effort to bring Major League Soccer to Nashville and in December of that year the MLS Board of Governors awarded Nashville an expansion team.

He and his wife Stephanie, reside in Nashville and have four children.

Trevor Johnson

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Donald J. Rosato

Donald (Don) J. Rosato, MD

Like his father before him, Dr. Rosato practiced medicine in the Devon community for more than forty years. He graduated from Temple University Medical School and also earned an MPH from Harvard University. He has shown at Devon for more than forty five years in the Coaching Division. He and his wife Judy have won many Devon ribbons in the Carriage Pleasure Drive,

He has been a Boxholder and supporter of Devon for more than forty-five years. He has served on the Trophy Committee for many of those years and is also a member of the Hospitality Committee. In addition to serving on the Finance Committee, he has also donated a barn and the Sue Addis trophy.

Dr. Rosato has many philanthropic interests including Historic Yellow Springs where he served as Vice President for seven years and Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show association. Don also enjoys foxhunting and is an active member of the Kimberton Hunt Club and the Four in Hand Club in Philadelphia.

Don and his wife Judy live in Chester Springs. Their three children reside in Wayne.

Mrs. Robert R. Schwartz

Bio coming soon!

Ann K. Seidel

Ann K. Seidel

Ann Seidel has volunteered at Devon for close to fifty years. She has worked in virtually every Devon Country Fair booth beginning in Hot Dogs and including Hamburgers and Toys and Teens (a precursor to Souvenirs) and now in Midway. Ann has been an active member of the Devon Country Fair Executive Committee since the late 1970’s. The Seidel’s have been Devon Boxholders for many years.

She and her husband established Erin’s Fund, a pediatric cardiology research fund for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Their philanthropy supports funding for research and new therapies which hold promise for treating pediatric heart conditions.

Ann and her husband Richard reside in West Chester and Naples, Florida. The family continues to volunteer and support Devon as do their children and six grandchildren.

Mr. John K. Sheldrake, Jr.

Bio coming soon!

Joy Slater

Bio coming soon!

Kenneth M. Wheeler, Jr.

Bio coming soon!

Ex Officio Members

Michael Criscuolo

Michael Criscuolo

Michael Criscuolo has over twenty years of healthcare fundraising experience. He currently is the Executive Director of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation. Michael has served as the liaison between Bryn Mawr Hospital and Devon since 2013. He serves on the Development and Audit Committees as well as the 125th Anniversary Committee.

In addition to his commitment to Devon and Bryn Mawr Hospital, he is a Trustee of The Hills at White Marsh and a Trustee of Neuman University Alumni Executive Board. He also serves on the Resource Development at Habitat for Humanity.

Michael resides in Springfield, he has three children all of whom volunteer at Devon.

Helen H. Corkhill, Country Fair

Helen Corkhill
Devon Country Fair Co-Chair

Helen Corkhill is serving her second term as Co-Chair of the Devon Country Fair. She has served on the Nominations and Development Committees of the Foundation. While she has also been active in many Devon Country Fair Committees, her passion has been the Art Gallery of Devon.

She is also an active community volunteer at both the Paoli Hospital Auxiliary and Radnor Hunt where she sits on the House and Elective Committees. In addition, Helen enjoys beagling with the Ardrossan beagles.

The Corkhill family includes Helen’s husband Eric who serves as Co-Chair of the Trophy Committee and their daughters Katherine and Emily. Kastherine Bathelmeh is a Chairman in the art Gallery at Devon and Emily is an equestrian. She is the proud grandmother of Audrey Bathelmeh who will undoubtedly be a part of the Devon community!

Show Management

David Distler – Manager

David began working at the Devon Horse Show in 1973 as a starter and part time announcer. He was asked to serve as Assistant Manager in 1985 and became Co-Manager in 1988. David has served as an official at show jumping events throughout the world. He became an FEI jumper judge in 1989, attaining an “O” rating (Level 4) in 2004. He has been FEI Steward General for Show Jumping in the U.S. since 1992. In 2005 through 2011 he was named the “Honorary” Steward General for Show Jumping by the FEI. From 2005 until 2017 he served as Chairman of the USEF Jumper Committee. He was USHJA Vice President of Jumping from 2013 through 2016, and is currently serving as USHJA National Vice President.

David has been judging throughout the world since 1975. He has been a member of the Ground Jury at seven World Cup Finals (3 times as President). He was a member of the Ground Jury at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 Rio Olympics; the 2007 Rio Pan-American Games; the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, and the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC.

Additional highlights of his career include FEI Steward at the 2010 London Olympics, the World Cup Finals in Leipzig, Germany, and s-Hertongenbosch, NED; a member of the Ground Jury at the Royal International Horse Show, London, England; Royal Dublin Horse Show, Ireland; Spruce Meadows Masters, Calgary, Canada; as well as other major shows throughout North America; South America and Europe.

In addition to Devon, David’s many management credits include Manager of Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, where he also served as Assistant Director of Competition; the National Horse Show (1988-1996), the Washington International Horse Show (2008 to present), the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, and the USEF Talent Search Finals.

From 1988 through 2014, David held the position of either manager or coordinator of the U.S. Selection Trials for the Olympics, World Equestrian Games and Pan American Games. He was coordinator at the World Cup Finals in Tampa, Florida (1989) and the Atlanta Olympic Games (1996). In 1986 he became the Technical Coordinator for the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida (until 1998), and the Lake Placid Horse Show in New York.

David grew up in the New York metropolitan area, is married to Sharon, an RN, and lives in Norwalk, CT with their son, Liam.

Peter Doubleday – Manager

A native of Syracuse, NY, Peter grew up on the horse show circuit accompanying his father, Deacon Doubleday, who announced horse shows throughout the Northeast. A rider, teacher, braider, van driver, and stall mucker, Peter, after graduating from the University of Miami, followed in his father’s footsteps in 1972 and began announcing horse shows full time.

He has announced every major show, including Devon, Pennsylvania National, Washington International, Canada’s Royal Winter Fair, The National, Hampton Classic, World’s Championship Saddlebred Show, Walnut Hill Driving Competition and many more. He was the show jumping voice for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the 1999 & 2015 Pan Am Games, and 8 World Cup Finals. Peter was also the production manager for the 2010 World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY. Peter joined the Devon management team in 1986. His current management duties also include the Pennsylvania National and the Royal Horse Show in Toronto. Additionally, Peter has provided television commentary on ESPN and Outdoor Life Network. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Peter is married to a retired high school chemistry teacher, Chrissie, and lives in Southern Pines, NC. Members of Chrissie’s family are attached to the horse show world and racing industry, with a Breeder’s Cup Turf Champion in 2005. Peter will be lending his voice to the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC.