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
Attn: Sharon Ricci
10 Edgewood Road
Westwood, MA 02090
Phone:  (781) 710-4903


Chairman and CEO

Jeff Papows, Ph.D. – MassachusettsCourse


Olaf Petersen, Jr. – Germany
Mark McGowen – Great Britain
Thomas Hern – Massachusetts


Carol Coleman – Florida
Jay Mullen – Massachusetts
Jackie Gazzara – Massachusetts
Elenor Bright – Massachusetts


Cindy Dougherty -New Hampshire
Bob Crawford – Massachusetts


Mike Lowry – Texas
Frank Waters – Florida


Mathew Brayman – Rhode Island
Charlie Hooker – Florida
Richard Hopkins – Massachusetts

Stable Manager:

Mike Vento – Massachusetts
Mathew Brayman – Rhode Island

Show Manager

Tom Hern – Massachusetts

Show Secretary

Lori Johnson
Tel. (203) 655-2559 

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Larry Hill – Florida & Massachusetts 508-284-0065


South Shore Equine (781)585-2611


Peter Leone
Candice King
Carol Coleman

Michael Whitlow
Darren Graziano
Debbie Stephens

Kevin Babington
Marcia Radosevich, Ph.D.
Victoria McCullough

The Silver Oak Jumper Tournament

Attn: Sharon Ricci
67 South Bedford St – Suite 400W
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 710-4903

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