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.

Bob & Janet Stevenson

Bob & Janet Stevenson

Honorary Chair / Guest Arrangements

Janet introduced Bob to her horse world in the fall of 1959, Bob suggests it is the longest introduction he has ever experienced. That was her world then and continues today with sons Rob and Jon, Suzanne and Savannah  and four grandchildren, Grace, Robbie, CC, and given time, Sylvie too.. Bob blames his mother in law the late Helen Campbell in a nice way, for the DNA that continues to surface.

The farm property comes through Janet’s father, DC “Chet” Campbell, he recognized the beauty of the valley, the availability of a fine hay crop and extensive pasture available for a large herd of Hereford cattle and an unlimited water supply. DCC left it to the next generations to repurpose and enjoy. Enter Rob and Suzanne, with support from Jon and Savannah and Rob’s dream was converted to reality with FI 2018.

Janet and Bob have a deep understanding and appreciation that success has many fathers, mothers and in this case, a brother and two wonderful daughters in law.  Add to the family mix, 150 or so volunteers, many contractors, vendors, friends of Foshay Farms, Pony Club Alumnae, several surrounding communities, numerous sponsors and in kind contributors, a top course designer / builder, the best officials in the sport, high performance athletes and success is sure to happen, and it did! 

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

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.
Liz Clark

Liz Clark

Media/ Communications

Liz is a jumper turned eventer who hopes to compete at Foshay International 2019. She lives in Hampton, New Brunswick where she is preparing for the upcoming season with her mare, Delilah.

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. 

Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith

Foshay Country Fair/ Vendor Coordinator

Nicole Smith has extensive involvement in sport as an administrator and has served as Chef de mission for Team NB at the 2017 Canada Games and the upcoming 2019 Canada Games. She became involved with horses when her daughter, Taylor, started riding 6 years ago.

 
Deanna Phelan

Deanna Phelan

NBEA Liaison

Janet Currie

Janet Currie

Medical/ Safety Officer

Margot Clark

Margot Clark

Show Office Manager

Jonny Internet

Jonny Internet

Creative Director/ Web Design

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