Jeff Papows, Ph.D. Chairman and CEO

For Jeff Papows, each day begins at 5:00 am when he clomps through his house in his riding boots and heads off to the barn. This ritual is the thing that truly gives him peace of mind: his morning rides and daily visit with his horses.

He began his riding career, as an amateur owner jumper rider, late in life, and has experienced some success over the years with his equine partners Roxett 7, Glorydays. Eurostar, and Lady Guinivere. Jeff has a great love and respect for the sport of show jumping and its athletes, both human and equine. Jeff has become one of the sport’s ambassadors.

Jeff is an accomplished author having published two successful books: Glitch-The Hidden Impact of Faulty Software, and Market Leadership in the Information Age. Both books have been reprinted in many languages worldwide.  More to the point here Jeff also authored Unbridled Passion which chronicles North America’s greatest horses and riders.  Glitch received a bronze medal as a best seller in the sport’s category.

Jeff has spent the last 30 years in the software industry as an accomplished executive holding senior industry positions. He is currently CEO of  Concord Mass. Based Shop Advisor. Most notably, he was the President and CEO of Lotus Development Corporation, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as President of Cognos Corporation. Jeff also serves on the boards of several other software companies and Agero the Nation’s premier road side assistance and telematics company.Jeff has a B.S. in Biology, an M.A. in Human Resource Management, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration. He has been a frequent guest on various national television shows and testified in the United States Senate on technology concerns of national importance.Jeff is a long-time resident of Gloucester, Massachusetts and shares a home with his wife, Patricia. He is also the proud father of three grown children, and several dogs that populate his Gloucester residence.

Sharon Ricci, Director

Sharon Ricci, Director

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament
9 Damon Mills Square Suite 3C
Concord, MA  01742

Telephone:  (781) 710-4903


Tom Hern

Course Designer

Olaf Petersen Jr. – Grand Prix Ring

After successfully riding in International Grand Prixs, Olaf has been in the Course Designing world since 1990 and was granted with the International Course Designer qualification by the FEI in 2002.

Some of the shows in my Curriculum vitae include:


  • 2004 Olympic Games Athens (Co-Course Designer)
  • 2005 South East Asian Games in Manila (PHI)
  • 2006 Asian Games in Doha (QAT)

World Cup Qualifiers

  • Thermal (USA)
  • Wellington (USA)
  • Cairo (EGY)
  • Wroclaw (POL)
  • Kiew (UKR)
  • Moscow (RUS)
  • Budapest (HUN)
  • Balvanera (MEX)
  • Riad (KSA)
  • Faqra (LEB)
  • Bahrein (BAH)
  • Los Angeles (USA)
  • Del Mar (USA)

Course Designer

Mauricio Garcia Ballesteros – Jumper Annex

18 years of experience as a Course Designer. As a rider still competes from Young horses to Grand Prix Level. In the year 2006 Mauricio adopted the Sports nationality for Puerto Rico and has represented Puerto Rico since then at Central American and Caribbean Games (2006 and 2014) , Qualified to Panam Games in 2007 but withdrew his participation because of horse’s health. Has competed around the world at several CSI’s also repressing the country of Puerto Rico.



Peter Leone
Candice King
Carol Coleman

Victoria McCullough
Darren Graziano

Debbie Stephens
Kevin Babington


Carol Coleman
Jay Mullen


Cindy Dougherty
Gulf Breeze Fl

NESN Color Commentary

Frank Waters


Sharon Ricci


Lawrence Hill
West Palm Beach Fl.


Dr. Omar Maher
Atlantic Equine Services

NESN TV Producer

Brian Zechello


AQ Marketing


Andrew Ryback

Show Secretary

Julie Agar

Stable Manager

Patrick Hill

Course Designers

Olaf Petersen Jr. – Grand Prix Ring
Mauricio Garcia Ballesteros – Ring 2 & #