Lexington – KY – April 8, 2020 – The National Horse Show (NHS) is thrilled to announce the executive board for the 2020 National Horse Show. In addition to many returning faces to the Executive Board and Board of Directors, the National Horse Show is also welcoming two new members to the Board and two returning members to their new positions. William H. Weeks, Cindi Perez, Rob Gray and Amanda Pollack will take on new roles as the Board continues to work to make this year’s National Horse Show the best yet.
The 2020 National Horse Show Board of Directors includes:
Willam H. Weeks
John Walker, III
Samuel A. B. Boone
William J. Berman, Esq.
Board of Directors
Mrs. Thomas Armstrong, III
William Berman, Esq.
Samuel A. B. Boone
Suzanne Thoben Marquard
John Y. G. Walker, III
William H. Weeks
This year, the National Horse Show welcomes four important new appointments to their ranks, all of which are active equestrians that bring important ideas and concepts to the table, ensuring that the National Horse Show remains the premier equestrian event on the indoor circuit.
William H. Weeks, or “Bill” as he is known, has been a part of the National Horse Show’s Board of Directors for 9 years. Weeks has a long-standing history in leadership roles throughout the equestrian community, previously serving as the First Vice President of the NHS, Chairman of Taylor Harris Insurance Services, Ltd. and board member of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. In addition to Weeks and his family being successful on the national and international level of the equestrian sport, he is also an outstanding businessman with years of experience to his name. Weeks is looking forward to his new role as the Chairman of the 2020 National Horse Show.
Cindi Perez is a resident of Walnut Creek, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. Perez has played a significant role in the National Horse Show for two years. Previously, she played an active role as President of the Northern California Hunter Jumper Association and was a member of the United States Hunter Jumper Association Foundation Board up until 2017. Her love of the National Horse Show began in 1975 when she rode in the ASPCA Maclay Finals at Madison Square Garden. Perez is excited to step into her new role on the Executive Board as Second Vice-President of the 2020 National Horse Show.
Rob Gray is an equestrian entrepreneur that was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. A member of the equestrian community for his entire life, Gray now resides in Wellington, Florida and is the co-founder of T&R Developments, a successful real estate firm. Gray has worked with Equestrian Sport Productions and a number of other corporate companies to maximize their exposure in the sport of showjumping. He is energized to join the Board for the 2020 National Horse Show.
Amanda Pollack is a lifelong equestrian originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a corporate professional, she is a Senior Consultant based in New York City working for FTI Consulting. Ms. Pollack hopes to use her professional knowledge to help create financial stability in the organization and ensure another 100+ years of the prestigious National Horse Show.
“It is a pleasure to welcome back our Board of Directors for the 2020 edition of the National Horse Show,” commented William H. Weeks, the newly appointed Chairman of the National Horse Show. “We have a strong group of people that are committed to lead our organization through this challenging time and we are looking forward to being in Kentucky for the highlight of the indoor season.”
The 2020 National Horse Show is offering over $700,000 in prize money as an FEI CSI4*-W designated event. The National Horse Show $50,000 Hunter Classic along with the ASPCA Maclay Finals, The Hamel Foundation National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship, Taylor Harris Insurance Services Adult Equitation Championship, and $213,300 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Lexington has made the National Horse Show a must-attend event for equestrians around the world as the finale to their summer equestrian seasons.
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