PRESIDENT – Eve van den Bol, holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She spent many years working in New York City as an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions, first for PaineWebber (now UBS) and Merrill Lynch & Co., before retiring as a Managing Director in 2001. Following retirement, she served for a number of years on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Aid & Family Services in New Jersey and is currently President of JBD Property Holdings, a California-based real estate management company. Eve began her riding career at age 9 and as a teenager showed hunters in California on her Thoroughbred mare, Irish Fancy. After a long haitus, she rekindled her equestrian passion in 2006 by learning to play polo. Her husband and two children are also riders, and together they own one horse in Grand Cayman and two in the U.S.
SECRETARY GENERAL – Sharon Hinds began riding at the age of 11 when she was handed a horse to lead down the street, the owner thinking Sharon was her next student. Sharon had never touched a horse until that day and was hooked, riding regularly throughout her teen years. She took up riding again in the late nineties, but after a bad accident, decided that she was better off on the sidelines. Sharon works in the financial industry and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. Sharon has two daughters, one of whom eats, sleeps and dreams of horses. Sharon is currently the longest standing Board Director having been elected in 2002.
TREASURER – Wendy Mannisto holds a CA/CPA from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. She transferred from Canada to the Cayman Islands in 1999 working with Ernst & Young. In 2001 she took on a role at UBS in Financial Control where she was in charge of the Investment Funds division which eventually lead her to become Financial Controller of the entire Cayman operation. Wendy left UBS in December 2003 to focus her energy on her two children. She served on the CIS PTA as President, Vice-President and room parent. Wendy has been involved with many of the sports in which her children participate, including roller hockey, swimming and now riding. Her daughter loves riding and has been competing in the national dressage series for a couple of years and they own one pony in Grand Cayman.
DIRECTOR – Caroline Key is a business development professional for EY. She manages the priority client portfolio for Wealth and Asset Management and Banking and Capital Markets across the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. An avid rider and horse lover, equestrianism runs in the family. Her grandmother, one of the few female exercise jockeys of her day, began a donkey rescue sanctuary on the Lincolnshire coast. Caroline rode throughout her formative years but it wasn’t until she became the owner of Iggy Pop, a 17 hand Selle Français, did she truly understand her passion and the powerful connection between human and horse. Caroline is a qualified FEI jump steward and currently studying for her qualification in Equine Sports Massage. She holds a post-graduate certificate in Business Administration and Marketing, BA (Hons) Iberian and Latin American Studies and an Associates in Business Psychology. Born in England, raised in Cayman, Caroline dreams of seeing the Cayman Islands flag flying high in the equestrian Olympic Games.
DIRECTOR – Tanya Neville-Dickson has been involved with horses since before she can remember and still owns 3 horses who are based at her livery yard in the south east of England. After graduating with a BBA in International Business, she took on her family’s farm and turned it into a busy livery yard. For 10 years, she managed the livery yard, bought, trained and sold competition horses, sourced riding club all-rounders and pony club mounts as well as competed on the national circuit; however, knee surgery caused her to slow down and take a back seat as a rider. Since moving to Cayman, she has watched the sport grow and has qualified as an FEI Jump Judge which allows her to remain involved in a sport which she is incredibly passionate about.