Meet Our Honorees
President, US Equestrian
Tom O'Mara is the President of US Equestrian, the national federation for equestrian sport in the United States. A self-proclaimed horse show dad who spent many years in investment banking in NYC. He stepped into his role this January and has already been instrumental in leading US Equestrian efforts to champion organizations like Gallop NYC who connect people with horses and change lives every day.
This year's volunteer honoree, Sharon Carpenter, is a broadcast journalist, television host, and producer. She has worked as an on-air personality for a number of top American television networks including CBS, BET, Sean "Diddy" Combs' REVOLT TV, and VH1. Sharon became involved with GallopNYC's volunteer program in the summer of 2020, as a way to reconnect with horses (she rode growing up in the UK) and has become an invaluable volunteer, always answering our call and giving it her all.
Yaden, Yosiah, and Yoel
Therapeutic Riding Student Honorees
Hosted by Kirstin Cole, Pix11
with Jamie McDonald, Auctioneer