Co-President

Corinne Pouliquen

 

cpouliquen@mdhorsecouncil.org 

Corinne is the owner and manager of Park Overlook Farm in Montgomery County.  Park Overlook Farm offers  pony rides and on-farm parties, and also has a petting zoo.  Corinne is also a Registered Patent Attorney with more than 20 years in corporate and law firm patent prosecution experience in the chemical, biotechnology and mechanical arts.  She worked in-house as IP Counsel for a veterinary pharmaceutical company and as Patent Counsel for a biotechnology company.  Corinne is also an author and frequent lecturer on various topics in intellectual property law. Prior to entering the legal profession, Corinne worked in scientific research both as a Veterinary Research Assistant and as an Analytical Chemist. She was active on the 2018 MHC Strategic Planning Committee.  In addition to her role as Co-President, Corinne is a key member of MHC's Government Relations Committee.

Co-President

Kimberly K. Egan

 

kegan@mdhorsecouncil.org 

Kim is an eventer, a fox-chaser, and a long-time owner of Thoroughbred fillies racing on the Kentucky and Florida circuits. She finds particular satisfaction bringing racing fillies home to start new careers as eventers, as fox hunters, or as whatever else the fillies want to do.  Kim has served on the Maryland Horse Council’s Government Relations Committee since 2015. In her professional life, Kim is a litigator and food and drug law specialist, formerly with Covington & Burling and DLA Piper LLP in Washington, D.C. At DLA Piper she was the partner in charge of the U.S. Health Care practice group, and has been published widely in the legal trade press on FDA and litigation topics.  She also speaks frequently to life sciences and biotech industry groups.  Kim founded her own practice in 2012.  In addition to her role as Co-President, Kim remains a member  of the MHC Government Relations Committee and the chair of the Shared Use of Public Lands task force.

Vice President

Ahesahmahk Dahn

Ahesahmahk Dahn Photo

Ahesahmahk@thecityranch.org

 

 

 Ahesahmahk Dahn founded CityRanch, Inc. in Baltimore to teach children about horses. He and Jean Dahn have spent over thirty years working with children in the greater Baltimore area. Their experience, combined with city living conditions, led them to want to do more to help refocus and inspire youth and reduce crime. City Ranch and its Board of Directors felt children needed to be challenged, and they developed a comprehensive equestrian program in an urban setting to provide that challenge. The City Ranch teaches students how to groom, tack, and ride horses and offers a way to help young people appreciate Baltimore's long traditions of horsemanship. Ahesahmahk is a Charity and Foundation Member of the Maryland Horse Council and has been a stalwart in the Maryland State Fair’s Horseland exhibit for the past two years. 

Secretary

Crystal Brumme-Pickett

 crystal

freestylmarketing@comcast.net 

 Crystal is the founder of The Equiery, for which she served as publisher and editor-in-chief for 27 years. Although now retired from publishing, Crystal continues to provide marketing and consulting services to equine-related businesses through her company FreeStyle Marketing.  She has been a member of MHC since 1991, served as secretary for 15 years, and continues to serve on the board of directors as a director-at-large representing the business membership. Crystal is also the treasurer for the Maryland Steeplechase Association, a Joint Master of the Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds, a technical adviser to the Maryland Horse Industry Board, and a member of the board of the Maryland Agricultural Council. In addition, to her role as Secretary, Crystal is  member of MHC's Government Relations Committee, and she chairs the Business Networking Committee.  In her professional life, Crystal is licensed realtor with the Tracy Diamond Team.  (Photo by Isabel Kurek.)

Treasurer

Neil Agate 

neil agate

nagate@mdhorsecouncil.org 

Neil Agate is the principal of Four Gates, LLC, a business and technology services firm. He is a board member of the British American Business Association, a founding member of Congressional Polo Club in Poolesville and an avid polo player. Originally from England, Neil has lived with his wife Kathy and two daughters in Darnestown for the last 20 years.
 

Elected Member

Ashley Adams Aycock

aadams@keenedodge.com 

Ashley has ridden since childhood, first in hunters, then eventing, and then dressage.  She was a joint-District Commissioner of the Long Green Pony Club.  She earned a B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice from Towson University.  She is a member of the Management Team at her family’s business, Keene Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.  She is an Ambassador for Plexus Worldwide, a paramedic with the local volunteer fire department, and the co-founder and president of “LEO Wives Have Your 6,” a 501(c)(3) dedicated to helping Maryland law enforcement families in need.   Ashley chairs the Membership Committee.

Elected Member

Erica Lancaster

erica@mdhorsecouncilfoundation.org 

Erica learned to ride in 1978 at the Bowie Horse Center.  She showed in Short Stirrup and won an MSA Showmanship Award.  Erica taught riding lessons In high school and college, and n 2000,, she was certified with the ARIA as an intermediate Hunt Seat & Dressage Instructor.  Since then, she has trained Arabians, Thoroughbreds, Warmbloods, Appaloosa’s, and many others breeds.  Erica also served on the second Prince George’s County Equine Task Force. Erica is the treasurer for Horse Council PAC and President of the Maryland Horse Council Foundation.  In her professional life, Erica is a Licensed Realtor in Anne Arundel County.  

Elected Member

 Carolann Sharp

 blackandwhitecookie@yahoo.com 

Carolann fell in love with horses in 2004 when she met, and then adopted, an 18-year-old, 17.2h Thoroughbred.  She now owns a small horse farm in Baltimore County.  Carolann earned a Bachelor’s in Business from Loyola University and a Masters in Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University.  Carolann currently chairs Trails & Greenways Committee. 

Elected Member

 Jane Seigler

seigler.jane@gmail.com 

After practicing law in Washington DC as antitrust and public utility litigator, Jane decided to devote herself full time to being the chief operating officer of Reddemeade Farm, Inc., one of the largest commercial riding stables in Maryland. In addition to daily management of 65 - 70 horses and a human staff of 25, she also taught lessons, trained client horses, and developed and implemented an intensive instructor training program, the alumni/ae of which now include accomplished professionals in the horse industry through Maryland and the US. A United States Dressage Federation Silver Medalist, Jane and her husband, Paul Schopf, assisted Walter Zettl with the preparation of his book, Dressage in Harmony, from Basic to Grand Prix (Half Halt Press 1998), and are co-authors with Zettl of The Circle of Trust, Reflections on the Essence of Horses and Horsemanship, Half Halt Press, 2007. Jane now lives and trains out of her own Dressage at Sundown in Laytonsville. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the MHC Foundation, and of the MHC PAC. Jane also serves on the Advisory Council of the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical center in Leesburg, and on the Advisory Board of the Maryland Fund for Horses.  Jane is a former President and Vice President of MHC, and currently serves on MHC’s Business Networking and chairs the Government Relations Committees.

Elected Member

Laura Lane-Unsworth

 

laura@braveheartriding.org 

Laura is the founder and Executive Director of the 501(c)3 non-profit, Brave HEART (Heroes Equine Adventure & Riding Therapy), and she has been a member of the Maryland Horse Council board since 2016, in an at-large position, representing Charities. She and her husband launched Brave HEART in 2012, where they host Wounded Warrior families for tailored farm visits.  Brave HEART is based at Laura's Larkspur Lane Farm, in Washington County.  She is a member of MHC's Government Relations Committee, and she chairs the Maryland Horse Council's Equine Assisted Therapy Committee.