Denis Glaccum, the founder of Plantation Field Equestrian Events, Inc., has announced that he’s retired as the director of the Plantation CIC. In addition, Glaccum is scaling back his involvement in the organizing of the Plantation Field Horse Trials, which he started in 2001 in Unionville, Pa.
“Every year but one, since 1982, I have organized horse trials, most years as many as seven,” said Glaccum, who also ran the Menfelt horse trials (Md.) and horse trials at Fair Hill (Md.) and was on the organizing committee for the Chesterland (Pa.) Three-day Event. He was the Chronicle’s 2001 Eventing Horseman of the Year for his efforts in organizing and growing various events.
“PFEE has contributed tremendously to the growth of eventing in the United States at all levels,” said Glaccum. “Having had two heart operations in four years, one of which has left me blind in one eye, I felt it time to scale back the intensity of my involvement.”
The September CIC has grown tremendously, in large part due to the sponsorship programs headed by Katie Walker. “Katie will head the CIC Committee, and I am confident under her leadership the event will continue to grow and be successful,” said Glaccum, 73.
Mary Coldren, one of the most experienced event secretaries and managers, will be responsible for organizing the PFEE CIC and horse trials.
“I intend to stay involved as a member of the board and on the CIC Committee,” said Glaccum. “Hopefully this transition will allow the continued growth and success of PFEE, Inc. at the Walker’s Plantation property.”