By: RandolphPR on Mar. 14th, 2022

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation appointed new officers and elected seven new members to the Foundation’s Board of Directors on Monday, March 7. Joining the PNHS Foundation Board of Directors are Chance Arakelian, Matt Cyphert, Missy Clark, Gary Duffy, Tim Gougen, Frank Madden, and Mike Rosser.

“Each of the newly elected board members brings with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the horse industry, and we’re thrilled to welcome them,” said Susie Shirk, Executive Director of the PNHS Foundation. “Having such a strong board will only allow us to continue to make the horse show better and better each year.”

Heading the Board of Directors will be newly appointed Chairman Max Hempt. Hempt previously served as the 1st Vice Chair and will step into the Chairman role long held by Thomas Bross.

PNHS Foundation Executive Director Susie Shirk with former Chairman and current board member Thomas Bross and secretary Rebecca Kinsley.

“Tom served as our chairman for six years, and we really can’t say thank you enough to him for his work in the role,” said Shirk. “While no longer at the helm, I know he will continue to be a valuable part of the Board of Directors. Similarly, Max Hempt and his family have been an integral part of the PNHS, and we’re proud to have Max now filling the Chairman position.”

Additional PNHS Foundation Board of Director officers are now as follows: 

  • 1st Vice Chair – David Schlosberg
  • 2nd Vice Chair – Susie Baker
  • Treasurer – Richard Hornberger
  • Secretary – Rebecca Kinsley

Continuing their terms on the PNHS Foundation Board of Directors are: 

  • Garland Alban – Lutherville, MD
  • Ralph A. Alfano, III – Wellington, FL
  • Susie Baker – Argyle, TX
  • Thomas Brennan – Round Hill, VA
  • Thomas Bross – Wellsville, PA
  • G. Lewis Davey – Harrisburg, PA
  • Max Hempt – Carlisle, PA                
  • Richard Hornberger – Middletown, PA
  • Rebecca Kinsley – York, PA
  • Dr. Csaba Magassy – Poolesville, MD
  • Collin F. McNeil – Chester Springs, PA
  • Streett Moore – Owings Mills, MD
  • Lexis E. Mowery – Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Judith Patton – Lemoyne, PA
  • David Schlosberg – York, PA
  • Don Stewart – Ocala, FL
  • Jimmy Torano ­– Wellington, FL              
  • Douglas Wheeler ­– Keswick, VA
  • Tom Wright – Wellington, FL             

Joining them as newly elected members are:

  • Chance Arakelian – Darien, CT
    ​Head trainer and director of riding at the Ox Ridge Riding & Racquet Club
  • Missy Clark – Warren, VT and Wellington, FL
    Owner and trainer at North Run, alongside husband John Brennan
  • Matt Cyphert – Dallas, TX
    Owner and trainer at Woodhill Farm
  • Gary Duffy – Palm Beach, FL
    Owner and trainer at Little Brook Farm, with wife Donna 
  • Tim Goguen – Lexington, KY and Wellington, FL
    Owner and trainer at Boggs Hill Farm, with wife Kelly
  • Frank Madden – Wellington, FL
    Head trainer and owner of Capital Hill Show Stables 
  • Mike Rosser – Southern Pines, NC
    Owner and trainer at Reynard’s Ridge, with wife Alicia 

To learn more about the PNHS Foundation, click here, and to learn more about the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, visit

About the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
Established in 1946, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show hosts the country’s top competitors in one of the largest indoor horse shows and is held annually at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA. The 76th edition of the prestigious horse show will be held October 13-22, 2022. 
About the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation
Founded in 1999, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization that provides support for therapeutic riding and equine rescue programs. 
The Foundation makes grants exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to acquaint, teach, and train the public in therapeutic equestrian endeavors and to support equine rescue efforts.
In 2016, “Foundation Friday” was launched to highlight the Foundation’s charities and the PNHS Therapeutic Riding Championships. To learn more about the PNHS Foundation, click here, and to learn more about the LifeVac Therapeutic Riding Championships, click here.