Meet Our Team

Your Foshay International Organizing Committee

Team FIOC

Our team comes from all kinds of backgrounds, with one thing in common: a passion for horses. We have been hard at work year round to make sure your experience is second to none.

Rob Stevenson

Rob Stevenson

Event Co-Chair

  • Former Canadian Equestrian Team member (Barcelona 1992)
  • Chair, Equestrian Canada Eventing High Performance Advisory Group
  • Member (medical), FEI Risk Management Steering Group (Eventing)
  • Cardiologist (NB Heart Centre)

For 30 years I have imagined hosting an international equestrian event at Foshay.  With the help of a great organizing committee, generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers, we’ll see this dream become a reality!

Suzanne Stevenson

Suzanne Stevenson

Event Co-Chair

  • CA – Accountant
  • Co-chair, Foshay International

Suzanne is an active event rider that hopes to compete in the Foshay International.  She owns/manages Foshay South Eventing, an event training facility in Lakeside, NB.

Samantha Atkinson

Samantha Atkinson

Event Director

Sam was first introduced to eventing at the Rothesay pony club in 2002 and has never looked back. Having competed in Canada and throughout the US, Sam was also a working student for four star eventer Adrienne Iorio in the hub of eventing in Aiken SC. Now a trainer and Certified Equine Canada Instructor, Sam brings her passion for eventing and her career in Marketing to her role as Event Director for Foshay International.
Nicholas Austin

Nicholas Austin

X-Country Control / Smorgads

Nicholas Austin opened his first dressage gate as a volunteer after he was told by the TD, a very stern Minna Renz that: “If you were not going to ride at an event then you can help make it safe, fair and fun for the competitors”. Since then he has been involved with the sport having, along the way, been fortunate enough to have volunteered at the Montreal Olympic test event, Atlanta and the 2016 Pan Ams. He has his ridden in one event and decided, like parachuting, it is an odd way to get your jollies!
Mike Richard

Mike Richard

Logistics Coordinator

Mike is a telecom veteran with nearly 20 years of hands on experience building and maintaining fibre optic networks and the business models that sustain them. In his spare time Mike rides and trains show jumpers and has had a lifelong relationship with Rob Stevenson and family. Mike was formerly the show manager of the Fredericton Horse Show and Maritime Winter Fair and brings his organizational skills to Foshay International.
Alanna Palmer

Alanna Palmer

Volunteer Coordinator

Alanna Palmer has been a Canadian Pony Club member, parent, District Commissioner, Regional Chair and recipient of its 2001 National Chair’s Award for Volunteer Service.  Happily retired from a career in business management, she is now the proud owner of an OTTB eventer-in-training.
Amber Hancock

Amber Hancock

Stabling Coordinator/ Show Office Assistant

At an early age I caught the love for horses. I participated in the Annapolis Pony Club, testing at the A level.  Eventing became my passion, competing at the Prelim level which led me to meet Rob and Suzanne Stevenson in 2000. Over the years of schooling and becoming a cardiac/critical care nurse, the love of horses has remained strong.  Very happy to be member of FIOC and give back to a horse community I have long been a part of.
Gaye Lynch

Gaye Lynch

Stabling Coordinator

Gaye Lynch has been a career horse person.  After receiving a solid foundation at Fredericton Pony Club, she worked for 10 years at hunter/jumper barns in Ontario and 30 years at Woodbine Racetrack – 20 as an exercise rider and assistant trainer to Hall of Fame trainer Mac Benson followed by years as a race official.   Gaye is excited by the opportunity to contribute to the discipline of eventing in her home province. 
Kelly Boldon

Kelly Boldon

Foshay Country Fair/ Vendor Coordinator

Kelly Boldon is a life – long lover of horses. She’s done everything from cattle cutting, jumping, pleasure driving to her current passion, dressage. Kelly comes from an entrepreneurial family and has owned and been involved with several businesses over the years and is now enjoying early retirement.

 
Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

Admin/ Social Media Support

Taylor Smith was born and raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick and is in her third year of her BBA at the University of New Brunswick. She rides her 10 year old mare, Greta, at Geary Hill Stables. 

Deanna Phelan

Deanna Phelan

NBEA Liaison

Janet Currie

Janet Currie

Medical/ Safety Officer

Bob Stevenson

Bob Stevenson

Honorary Chair / Guest Arrangements

Janet Stevenson

Janet Stevenson

Honorary Chair/ Accommodations

Jonny Internet

Jonny Internet

Creative Director/ Web Design

Margot Clark

Margot Clark

Show Office Manager

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Location

Only 7 hours from Boston and nestled on the river’s edge in beautiful Jemseg New Brunswick, Foshay International is one of a kind- come see for yourself!

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Latest News

The Silt has Finally Settled

A recap of Foshay International 2018, and what's to come in 2019 with rider and Co-Chair, Rob Stevenson.

Jumping Into Spring!

We've started building, and our jumps are looking great! Check out what Jay Hambly has been up to during his visit, and an update as we head into Spring.

Foshay Meets Area 1!

The Foshay International team was very pleased to attend the  Area I Meeting January 7th in MA. Read about our road trip from Canada!

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