Board Members

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Sue Smith

Chair

Sue Smith is the Executive Director for CANTER PA, a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to re-homing ex-racehorses. A Mount Holyoke graduate, her professional background is...
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Richard Lamb

Vice Chair

Now a resident of Aiken, SC, Richard grew up in Woodstock, VT, helping run his family’s horse farm, riding camp and ski lodge, as well...
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Malinda Lawrence

Secretary

Malinda Lawrence was a founding RRP board member that served through 2015 and actively volunteered for the organization since then. An attorney for the federal...
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Amanda DaBruzzo

Treasurer

Amanda is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Nine Thirty Racing. Amanda’s love of Thoroughbreds and Thoroughbred racing began in childhood with frequent visits to...
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Neil Agate

Neil Agate is the founder of business and technology services firms Four Gates, LLC, and Viener4Gates Consulting; he is the former President of the Maryland...
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Buck Davidson

Buck Davidson is an international event rider and coach, having competed at the highest level all over the world and ranked in the top 10...
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JudithAnn Hartman

JudithAnn Hartman is a long-standing supporter of the RRP who sponsors the Top Maryland-Bred special award at the Thoroughbred Makeover under the name of her...
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Anita Motion

Born in Colchester, England, Anita Motion worked as an exercise and work rider in England and France, specializing in the early starting and training of...
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Tom & Clare Mansmann

Clare and Tom Mansmann, who operate Pacific Farms in Hume, Virginia, have competed in the Thoroughbred Makeover since 2016, regularly attending with multiple horses and...
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Pavla Nygaard

Pavla and her husband Erik own Thor-Bred Stables LLC, a breeding and racehorse ownership entity. They’re also the previous owners of the Ocala Jockey Club,...
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Jodie Vella-Gregory

A lifelong equestrian, Jodie Vella-Gregory began her career in eventing in her native Canada, eventually landing a spot on the Young Riders Team for Alberta....
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Steuart L. Pittman, Jr.

Board Member Emeritus

Steuart Pittman is the founder of the Retired Racehorse Project, formed as a non-profit organization in 2010, after recognizing the need for efforts to market...
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Carolyn Karlson

Board Member Emeritus

Dr. Carolyn Karlson is an owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses through her New York-based business Sisu Racing Stables. Carolyn also offers college admissions counseling...