Manager of Equine Development Announced
Edward (Ed) Scanlon was named Manager of Equine Development for the Aiken Chamber at its 92nd Annual Dinner this past Friday night.
"Ed is one of those exceptional retirees who moves to Aiken and wants to make a difference. He brings a vast equine knowledge and an international equestrian network that will help us grow and preserve our equine industry in Aiken County," said President J. David Jameson.
Ed was born in California but grew up in Hong Kong and Manila where his father had a business. He began playing polo as a school boy in the Philippines; his experience as a player runs the gamut from low goal club polo to winning the United States Polo Association (USPA) Silver Cup.
He served on the USPA Board of Governors from 1989-1996, and concurrently as treasurer from 1992-1996. In 1995, he was named "one of 100 most influential people in equestrian sports by Spur Magazine, and in 1996, he co-founded Las Colinas Polo Club in Irving, Texas.
Ed is a graduate of the University of Southern California, School of International Relations and retired in 2004 after a 20-year career as an institutional stockbroker with Jefferies and Company, an international brokerage firm in Dallas.
He and his wife Debby, a retired horse trainer, competitor and instructor, moved to Aiken the same year and built a farm where they raise polo ponies and event horses.