Our mission is to assimilate and leverage the collective voice of North America's riders, equine professionals, and owners in pursuit of enhancing and growing the sport of Eventing in North America. In cooperation with members, our governing bodies, related committees, and organizers, ERAofNA works to improve the overall safety, welfare, visibility, and growth of the sport.
Shannon is an upper level rider and coach based in California, who serves on the USEF High Performance Working Group and the Licensed Officials Working Group. In 2011, she was part of the Gold medal winning U.S. team at the Pan American Games in Mexico. After being on the board for PRO, she felt strongly that the rebranding from PRO to ERA of NA needed to be successful to create a true “Players Association” for Eventing while working tightly with the National Governing Bodies. Shannon has been part of the driving force behind the transition from PRO to ERA of NA and currently is the chair of the Nominating committee as well as VP of the current Board of Directors.
Lauren is one of the United States’ most decorated eventing athletes. A two-time USEF National CCI4* Champion (having placed second at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2014 and 2016), she helped the U.S. to clinch Team Gold at the 2015 Pan American Games and represented the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic Games. Lauren has extensive experience competing abroad and has earned top placing at many of the world’s most prestigious events including Badminton, Burghley, Pau, Blenheim, Boekelo and Aachen.
Rick is the President & CEO of Team Wallace, LLC, an equestrian sport company and FAMOS, LLC, a Regulatory and Legislative Consulting company which owns one Cosmetology/Barbering School in Florida. Rick has had over 15 years of association management experience. He was VP of Education and Training from 2000-2006 for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association developing the employee level food safety program, SafeStaff which grossed over 8 Million in non-dues revenue for the association. He began competing in recognized events in 1980 when he moved to Georgia and has competed at the CCI3* at Fair Hill and Rolex Kentucky. He is probably best known now as Elisa Wallace’s father. Elisa rocketed back into the US Eventing Scene with top Rookie finish at Rolex 2015 and top 8 in 2016.
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Max has been involved at the highest level of equestrian sport for over 15 years working with many of the best riders in the world. She worked for the O’Connor Event Team (OCET) for 11 years managing the barn for most of those years and traveling everywhere with Karen, including traveling to the Olympic Games (2008, 2012), World Championships (2006, 2010), Pan American Games (2003, 2007) and numerous CCI’s all over the United States and Europe. Since leaving the OCET, Max has continued to travel globally assisting riders at the highest level of the sport. In recent years she has served as stable manager for the Canadian Team at international championships and traveled to Mexico for the Central American Games as the stable manager for the Venezuelan Team. Additionally, Max continues to have a profound impact on eventing in North America teaching horsemanship clinics for the USEA and the USEF, as well as assisting in organizing competitions including the Ocala Jockey Club International 3-Day Event, the Fork Horse Trials and the upcoming 2018 World Equestrian Games.
Yvonne is a Chicago-based partner at the law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Leading Hinshaw’s Equine Law Practice, Yvonne assists clients throughout the equine industry with liability releases, contracts, and litigation involving the Equine Activity Liability Act and various other state and federal laws. Her practice encompasses litigating and resolving equine-related claims for personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, fraud, misrepresentation and other legal issues. Yvonne has overseen the legal issues as PRO developed and through the transition to ERA of NA ensuring compliance with state law.
Helen Murray grew up in an equestrian family in Hamilton, Massachusetts eventing, pony clubbing and fox hunting, ultimately competing through the CCI2* level. In 2008, she accepted a position with the United States Equestrian Federation, where she worked in the Marketing and Communications department for six years. In her time at the USEF, Helen covered many of equestrian sports’ most prestigious competitions, including serving as the Press Officer for the U.S. teams at the 2012 Paralympic Games and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Since 2015, Helen has worked for EQSportsNet, managing communications for the company and serving as a content expert and producer during live shows, a position she will continue to hold.
Amy Ruth Borun
Mark Hart MD
Susan Johns DVM