The Carolina International Organizing Committee was formed to build a world class eventing competition in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Leveraging local and national expertise and leadership, we will deliver an outstanding weekend of horse sport and entertainment for riders, owners, grooms, spectators, patrons and sponsors alike.

Our Objectives are:

  • Outstanding leadership and talent in the planning and execution of all aspects of the competition
  • Utilization of key metrics and measurable outcomes to guide our future management decisions
  • A clear culture of accountability
  • Increased exposure and growth of the sport
  • Safety of all athletes
  • Innovation
  • Exceptional land management and stewardship

Carolina International Committees

Organizing Committee:

Robert Costello 
Marc Donovan
Will Faudree
Gwen Parkins
Doug Payne
Bryan Rosenberg
Audrey Wiggins
Lefreda Williams

Event Management:

  • Event Director - Marc Donovan
  • Assistant Event Director - Tim Murray
  • Event Secretary - Sharyn Antico 
  • Assistant Secretary - Margaret Portorski


  • Dressage Coordinator - Margaret Crevar

Cross Country:

  • Cross Country Course Designer (CCI4*-S, 3*-S and A, I) - Ian Stark
  • Cross Country Course Designer (CCI2*-S, CCI1*-S and P, M, T) - Beth Perkins
  • Cross Country Controller - Cyndi Kurth
  • Cross Country Assistant Controller - Katie Oniell
  • Cross Country Facilitator - Sarah Getchell
  • Cross Country Decoration - Janine Preece McClain, Laurie Hudson, Ellen Chaney, Joan Harper, Lei Ryan, Lefreda Williams, Laurie Rose, Nancy Rose and Janeen Roehr
  • Cross Country Course Builders - Tyson Rementer and Levi Ryckewaert
  • Cross Country Course Repair - Jamie Gornall, Levi Ryckewaert and Dan Nesser
  • Cross Country Starter - John Bandrofchak
  • Grooms' Liason - Katie ONeill

Show Jumping:

  • Show Jumping Coordinator and Course Designer - Marc Donovan
  • Show Jumping Assistant - Cheryl Davis
  • Show Jumping Steward - Margaret Crevar
  • Show Jumps - by Brody Robertson

Hospitality and Social Events:

  • Chair - Audrey Wiggins
  • Hospitality - Annie Eldridge, Disa Cheston and Foy Barksdale
  • International Awards Reception - Audrey Wiggins 
  • Officials' Hospitality - Wezo Pierson
  • Hospitality Decorations - Linda Wiggins and Nikki Lienhard

Administrative and Financial:

  • Chair - Gwen Parkins
  • Administration - Linda Werner
  • Credentials - Gwen Parkins
  • Accounting - Irina Shklyar and Maggie Cline


  • Carolina Horse Park Program Director - Marc Donovan
  • Awards - Jayne Daniel, Joan Hilsman and Charlotte Donovan
  • Event Logistics - Gay Stevens Bray
  • Grounds and Facilities Management - Dan Nesser, Ed Bauer and Knowlbrook Farms, Inc.
  • Information and Technology - Leni Harubin
  • Medical Safety Officers - Rusty Lowe and Amie Collins  
  • Stable Manager - Vicki Reynolds 
  • Veterinary Coordinator - Jayne Daniel
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Maggie Cline

Marketing and Sponsorship:

  • Live Stream Commentators - Holly Hudspeth and Frankie Thieriot Stutes
  • Graphics - Susan Watson
  • Videographer - Sean Bergeson
  • Merchandise, Logo Wear and Rider Gifts - Jean Moore ~ Moore Exposure and Betsy Van Gemeren 
  • Program Advertising - Linda Werner
  • Program Design and Printing - Susan Watson
  • Media Management - Mikaela Kantorowski
  • Signage - Lefreda Williams and Nancy Rose
  • Sponsorship
  • Sponsorship Support - Shannon Habenicht and Linda Werner
  • Vendor Solicitation and Logistics - Shannon Habenicht  

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Presenting Sponsor

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CCI4* Sponsor


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XC Phase Sponsor


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The Carolina Horse Park  |  2814 Montrose Road  Raeford, NC 28376  |  Telephone: 910-875-2074