On Site Dressage Manager – Liz Ortel, Freemont, NH Liz has been riding for most of her life, focusing on dressage, eventing and sport-horse disciplines.  She holds a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. of Project Management.  Liz works for the University of New Hampshire’s Equine Program as an instructor, advisor and USEF show secretary.  Liz has been the USEF secretary for 8 years at all UNH Horse Trials and Dressage competitions.  In addition to freelance instruction and training, Liz is the owner/manager of On The Bit Events, LLC, a show management, staffing and solution center for all types of equine events on the east coast. Liz lives in Fremont, NH with her husband and dog.  She keeps her competition mare, Isabella, nearby
Liz Ortel
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Announcer - Andy Bailey, Caanan, ME Hi!  I’m Andy Bailey, your announcer.  Approximately 15 years ago, an announcer at a local show needed to be somewhere else and there was no one else to step in.  A friend was managing the show and liked the smooth tone of my voice; he asked me to be the announcer and the rest as they say, is history! As announcer, I try to 1. Make sure exhibitors get to their classes on time, 2. Make sure exhibitors in the ring hear the proper gaits/results, 3. Most importantly, try to make sure everyone is having a good time. I have been blessed to make many friends during my tenure as announcer, and hope to meet many more! My wife, Lynn-Marie, and I have owned and operated Lone Oak Arabians in central Maine for the past 40 years.  We have enjoyed modest show ring success at shows like the Blue Ridge Classic, East Coast Championships, and the Region 16 shows. 
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Michelle Laudano - Show Manager Twin Brook Stables, Clinton, CT 860-664-0481 Attention to details is one of my many talents. With more than 25 years experience in all aspects of the show ring, every aspect is taken into consideration.  From the moment our trainers, exhibitors, officials, horses, volunteers, friends and family arrive at our show, they are made to feel welcome, and we are glad they choose our show! Each year the Prize List is scrutinized and changes are made accordingly, but not without proper knowledge of industry standards, requirements, changes and of course trend. I feel working closely with the Chairman, committee, and/or board of directors is the key to success. It is a collaborative effort, one that I enjoy doing. If you need something or assistance - please feel free to reach out and ask me!  
Marty(Martha) Blake: Paddock Master(ette)  When Art Kane moved to Tn in 1998, he handed the Paddock Master reins over to me.   I've been filling this position since and have enjoyed getting to know and working with the show staff and exhibitors.  My main goal is to make the show fun for all the exhibitors (and staff), but also to have the show run safely,smoothly, and efficiently by having exhibitors ready to enter the ring as the class in the show ring leaves. I've been actively involved with horses since the age of 13 and the Arabian horse world since the early 1990's, when I crewed on and "show groomed " for an Arabian Farm in Lebanon Ct.  I showed the Arab mare I had at that time (HAF Tempest) in Pleasure driving classes. Now I mainly enjoy trail riding on my Arab mare HAF Karisma... fondly known as "Kate". I also ring-master & gate keep for local shows, house, farm/pet sit, play on a Native American drum (Black Wolf Medicine Drum), sing with the Middlesex Hospital Vocal Chords, have my Reiki II certification, and recently studied and qualified for Brain Wave Activation... (really cool healing modality)...oh, did I mentioned I'm retired from the 8-5 work place(Natchaug Hospital) as a Financial Adviser?
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EMT - Joy Wheeler - with her trusted canine Joy and Jim Wheeler own Wheeler EMS and have been providing  high quality Emergency Medical Service onsite coverage since 1987. They  hold National as well as Massachusetts licenses, are MA. Instructor Coordinators, State Examiners and Jim is a Registered Physical Therapist.  Their much loved K9's carry their own Medical dog packs and love to meet everyone! This family owned business covers Horse shows, Fairs, Concerts, Trade and dog shows, sporting events, road races and even Roller Derby.
Updated 3/12/2018