Board Of Directors


Carol Dover

Carol Dover


Carol Dover has served as President/CEO of the more than 10,000 member Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) since July of 1995.  Read More

Lonny (Taylor) Powell


First Vice–Chair

Horse Park First Vice Chair Lonny Powell of Dunnellon is CEO of Ocala-based Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association.Read More

Edward McNamara


Second Vice-Chair

Winning Edge Saddlery is a family business founded by Edward McNamara, an avid polo player who was taught horsemanship through the United States Pony Club and has a background in managing large scale equestrian operations.Read More

Jim Strickland



Jim Strickland and his family own and operate Strickland Ranch in Myakka City, Florida. The ranch was started by Mr. Strickland’s father, Hiram Strickland, in 1938.Read More

Joseph M. O’Farrell III



Joseph M. O’Farrell, III is a native of Ocala, Florida. His passion for thoroughbreds comes from growing up on the family farm, Ocala Stud. In his early years, O’Farrell worked on the farm mowing fields and feeding and caring for the farm’s yearlings.Read More

Greg Allen


Greg Allen is the Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Branch Properties, Inc. (dba Seminole Feed).Read More

Joy Maxwell Carr


Joy Maxwell Carr, a graduate of Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami, Florida received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and she received her J.D. degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Florida.Read More

Carol C. Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

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Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991.Read More

Cecil Dunn


A Judge, licensed in nine disciplines. A Registered Steward, current Board Member and Committee Member of six committees of the United States Equestrian Federation. Cecile served as Vice President of this Organization (formerly the American Horse Shows Association).Read More

Leslie Law


Athens Olympic Eventing Individual Gold Medalist Leslie Law, who has been named the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Eventing Developing Rider Coach, believes there is plenty of knowledge and talent in the US and explains why he is looking forward to his new role. Read More

Gail Mobley


An equestrian real Estate expert, serving as a past member of the Kentucky Horse Park Board of directors, she founded and chaired the board of the Rolex International Three Day Event, and the Atlanta Steeplechase.


Paul Phipps


40 years of Sports and Tourism marketing experience. 35 years in professional sports with the NBA, MLB, MLS and NASCAR.Read More

William (Joe) Fisch, DVM


William (Joe) Fisch, DVM is the Bureau Chief of Animal Disease Control with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Read More

Bruce “Buck” Davidson Jr.


Bruce “Buck” Davidson Jr. has been in the saddle since birth. While Buck may be known as son of Eventing legend Bruce Davidson, Buck is successful in his own right. Read More


Reba Hicks


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Mary Phelps

Mary Phelps is the creator of the well known website  It is the longest continually operating website on equestrian sports worldwide. She is a long-time member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists and has covered every major equestrian event in the US and Europe. Phelps is also an equine insurance specialist and underwriter for Markel Corp, writing equine mortality, property, and liability.Read More


Chester A. Bishop

Chester A. Bishop has a rich history with horses as a horse owner and breeder for more than 15 years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. Bishop is also president and CEO of SuRealty Title, Inc. with locations in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami Dade Counties.Read More


Doug Holder

Doug Holder is an original partner of The Legis Group, a consulting and lobbying firm servicing the Legislative, Executive, and Cabinet branches of state and federal government.Read More