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:

  • Flawless execution
  • Outstanding communications
  • Superior customer service
  • Innovation
  • Exceptional land management and stewardship

Carolina International Committees

Executive Committee:

Robert Costello (Co-chair)
Jane Murray (Co-chair)
Marc Donovan
Heidi Doubleday
Will Faudree
Gwen Parkins
Doug Payne
Lizzie Snow
Audrey Wiggins
Lefreda Williams

Event Management:

  • Event Director - Marc Donovan
  • Assistant to the Event Director - Tim Murray
  • Event Secretary - Sharyn Antico 
  • Assistant Secretary - Sarah Rabb


  • Dressage Coordinator - Margaret Crevar

Cross Country:

  • Cross Course Designer (CIC1*, 2*, 3* and A, I) - Ian Stark
  • Cross Country Course Designer (P, T) - Beth Perkins
  • Cross Country Control - Susan Watson
  • Cross Country Coordinators - Dana Diemer and Tim Murray
  • Cross Country Decoration - Janine Preece McClain, Dana Diemer, Jim and Gigi Seckey, Ellen Chaney, Joan Harper, Lei Ryan, Lefreda Williams, Laurie Rose and Nancy Rose
  • Cross Country Course Builders - Tyson Rementer and Levi Ryckewaert
  • Cross Country Course Repair - Jamie Gornall and Levi Ryckewaert
  • Cross Country Starter - Bill Watson

Show Jumping:

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

Hospitality and Social Events:

  • Chair - Nanki Doubleday
  • Competitors' Lounge Hospitality - Kelly Valdes and Audrey Wiggins
  • Competitors' Party Management - Robert Costello, Ellen Chaney, Will Faudree, Kenni Montgomery and Audrey Wiggins
  • Hospitality Coordinators - Kelly Valdes and Audrey Wiggins
  • Officials Hospitality - Wezo Pierson
  • Owners Hospitality - Nanki Doubleday and Gwen Parkins
  • Volunteer Hospitality - Bo Belton 
  • Competitor Hospitality - Kelly Valdes
  • Patrons' Committee Chairs - Gwen Parkins and Annie Eldridge 
  • Patrons' Committee - Annie Eldridge, Jean Downey and Tammy Mckenney

Administrative and Financial:

  • Chair - Gwen Parkins
  • Credentials - Gwen Parkins
  • Bookkeeping - Liz McNeil


  • Carolina Horse Park Program Director - Marc Donovan
  • Awards - Joan Hilsman, Lizzie Snow and Charlotte Donovan
  • Event Logistics - Abby Schlicht
  • Golf Cart Management - Liz McNeil
  • Grounds and Facilities Management - Dan Nesser, Emory Lewis and Knowlbrook Farms, Inc.
  • Ground Operations and Signage - Col. Manny Diemer
  • Information and Technology - Leni Harubin
  • Medical Advisor and Safety Officer - Amie Collins 
  • Stable Manager - Vicki Reynolds
  • Vet Box Management - Lisa Gubenia
  • Volunteer Coordinator - Beth Roy
  • Military Volunteer Coordinator - Key Burns

Marketing and Sponsorship:

  • Community Outreach - Christine Phipps, David O'Brien and Lauren O'Brien
  • Graphics and Poster Design - Susan Wong
  • Merchandise, Logo Wear and Rider Gifts - Betsy Van Gemeren, Betsy Rutland and Halo Branded Solutions
  • Program Advertising - Doretta Wright
  • Program Design and Printing - Susan Watson
  • Program Distribution - Laurie Rose and Nancy Rose
  • PR and Media - Helen Murray and Jill Yurgeles
  • Signage - Lefreda Williams and Nancy Rose
  • Site Decoration - Sarah Getchell
  • Sponsorship - Jane Murray
  • Sponsorship Administration - Christine Phipps
  • Vendor Management - Amy Proctor

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