Who are the People Behind the RRTP?

Meet our Board of Directors

Steuart Pittman

Steuart L. Pittman, Jr. - President

Steuart owns and operates Dodon Farm where he trains horses and riders for three day eventing, dressage and jumping. He stands Salute The Truth, the only retired racehorse stallion in America to have evented at the advanced level. Steuart is a popular instructor and clinician both locally and nationally. He is also president of the Maryland Horse Council and has been actively involved in efforts to revitalize Maryland Thoroughbred racing.

Contact: steuart@retiredracehorsetraining.org

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Christy Clagett

Christy owns and operates Larking Hill Farm and Training Center in Harwood, Maryland. She is a trainer, owner and breeder of racehorses, an ex-amateur jockey, and an active member of the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and the Maryland Horse Council. Christy is also Joint Master of Foxhounds of the Marlborough Hunt Club and competes in show jumping.

 

Jane Gilbert

Jane is past president of ReRun, Inc., one of the country's oldest and most successful non-profits committed to the placement of retired racehorses into second careers. She is also a past president of the New Jersey Horse Council, a board member of the Thoroughbred Breeders Association of New Jersey, a breeder and owner of racehorses and an "R" rated USEF judge for dressage, hunters, and jumpers.

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Rick Green

Rick Green has had a diverse career in marketing and in the ownership of several mid-size corporations. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he was the president and CEO of The Barton Gillet Company, a marketing communications firm for over 10 years.
Since selling his interest in that company, he has been consulting with smaller non-profits and entrepreneurial start-up companies in Baltimore, Washington and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
He has had horses, thoroughbreds and others, for over 20 years and currently lives in St. Michaels where, he says he "tries to keep up with the needs of 4 retired racehorses and 3 other assorted pasture-mates."

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Carolyn Karlson - Vice President

Carolyn Karlson is a lifelong horse lover and a resident of Baltimore where she lives with her husband Bill, son Adam, and two ridiculous dogs who the neighbors refer to as "Cujo1 and Cujo2." She recently retired from her 25-year career as a professor and university administrator, having spent the past four years as the Director of the Hillman Entrepreneurs Program at the University of Maryland College Park. She holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. She is the owner of Ave Ravina, a 6-year-old OTTB who she bought as a 2-year-old and raced in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware under her business Sisu Racing Stables. "Vina" is currently in training at Dodon Farms and recently began her eventing career. Carolyn also is a partner in Bourbon Lane Stables, though which she owns 12 racehorses currently in training or on the track in Kentucky and New York. She is pictured here with one of those horses – Bourbon Courage – winner of the 2012 Louisiana Super Derby.

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Malinda Lawrence - Secretary/Treasurer

Malinda is an attorney with the US Department of Justice. She owns two retired racehorses and competes in the sport of eventing. She is past Vice President of the Maine Combined Training Association.

Photo by Hoof Pix Sport Horse Photography, LLC

Brian Magness

Brian Magness

Brian is Director of Development at the University of Maryland, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. From 1998-2005, he was the director of advertising and marketing for the Maryland Horse Breeders Association and was responsible for advertising sales in the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine. Brian grew up on the historic Thoroughbred breeding farm, Worthington Farm, where his father was the manager. He also volunteers his time as Ring Steward for the annual Yearling Show for the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

Email: bmagness@umd.edu

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 Laury Parramore

A childhood love of Thoroughbreds re-ignited in 2004 when Laury Marshall Parramore returned to riding and horse ownership after being out of the saddle for 20+ years. A tolerant OTTB gelding put up with her initial "re-learning" curve, and now Laury enjoys low-level eventing with her current horse, a talented unraced Thoroughbred mare. When she's not riding and enjoying time with her family, Laury works for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D.C., where she has built a career centered around partnerships, collaboration, communications, public affairs and work with nonprofit organizations.

 

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 Erin Pittman

Erin has a BS degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University and a Master's Degree in Equine Nutrition, also from Colorado State University. In 2001, she became an equine faculty member at the University of Maryland where she advised students in the Equine Business Management program and taught courses related to the nutrition, health and care of horses. She has been a member of the Maryland Horse Industry Board since 2005, representing the Equine Academic Community.

Contact: erin@retiredracehorsetraining.org


 

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The RRTP is a charitable organization  under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible pursuant to applicable laws. Our mission is to facilitate the placement  of retired Thoroughbred racehorses in second careers by educating the public about the history, distinctive characteristics, versatility of use, and appropriate care and training of the iconic American Thoroughbred.

Funding is needed to maintain and expand our internet services, conduct our Throughbreds For All events, produce educational videos, and finance our presentations at horse expos and other high visibility public events. We do not use donated funds to care for individual horses. That work is done by the farms and organizations that we serve.

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