Betsy inspires innovation
When Betsy was seven, she would hop on a bus near her Cleveland Heights home and travel 30 minutes to Red Raider horseback riding camp in Novelty, just like many kids did back then. This experience was the beginning of a life-long love of horses.
Later in life, Betsy went on to a successful career as a dressage rider. Today she operates two well respected dressage farms and her horse, Salvino, was part of the U.S. team that captured silver in the team dressage event at the 2021 Olympics.
Betsy’s drive for excellence also permeates her professional career. When she graduated from college, Betsy started a legal services company, Litigation Management, Inc., which has grown from a one-person shop to one of the largest companies of its kind in the country with 600 employees. The combination of her professional expertise and love of horses has had a lasting impact on Fieldstone Farm.
In the late 1990’s, soon after Fieldstone Farm moved into its state-of-the art facility, Betsy was recruited to help chart the program’s long-term strategic plan to ensure a healthy future. Betsy jumped right in and before you knew it, she was on the Board, becoming Board Chair in 2013. Her leadership helped Fieldstone become one of the largest and most respected therapeutic riding centers in the country.
Her focus on innovation spurred new programs and operational procedures which led the industry. She also helped to manage the transition in the early 2000’s when Lynnette Stuart became CEO of the organization. To this day, Betsy still consults on various organizational and human resource matters.
Over the years, Betsy has been involved in many ways, but she is most proud of how Fieldstone’s culture has become one of national leadership and innovation, which has been a crucial part of the organization’s long-term growth and service to the community.