About the Founder & Executive Director
The Founder & Executive Director is Lieutenant Colonel Gerry Scott US Army-Retired a lifetime equestrian and professional horseman living in the State of Maine. To set the example for others, Gerry is a Horses Over America team leader not for 1 but for 12 towns and cities. As a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel Gerry was fortunate when he was a Captain to command one of our Army’s three horse units. Later he went on to own seven of his own horses including Morgan’s, Thoroughbreds, Clydesdales, Hanoverians and now a spectacular 17.3 hand Friesian gelding named “Hercules”. Over the years Gerry has ridden in a military exchange program with the Queen’s Household Cavalry in London, used horses in the burial ceremonies of America’s fallen warriors, led America’s largest parades and is nationally recognized for teaching yoga with horses including at the worlds largest yoga festivals.
Outside of being an equestrian, Gerry has a Masters Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy and was a former graduate intern to US Senator Paul Tsongas working on his staff on Economic Development. Gerry runs a non equestrian business and taught business at Boston University and Norwich University part time for ten years each. Gerry is also a five time runner of the Boston Marathon.