Mason Phelps, Jr., who began his career assisting the legendary Jimmy Williams, is a lifelong horseman, event manager, governance leader, charity organiser, and multi-media executive.
Phelps was named Alternate to the U.S. Three Day Team that competed in the Mexico City Olympic Games and was named the U.S. Combined Training Associations Rider of the Year.
Phelps founded, produced, and managed the first International Jumping Derby in Newport, Rhode Island, founded and created the New England Horsemen's Association Hunt Seat Medal, and was a major player in the formation of the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. The World Dressage Masters in Wellington is his most current project.
He was Chairman of Zone I for the former American Horse Shows Association (now USEF), and Phelps also served as president of the New England Horseman's Council.
Currently, Phelps, as President of the National Horse Show of America Ltd., oversaw the highly successful rebirth of the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, Kentucky in November of 2011.
As a philanthropist, Phelps was one of the founders of the Equestrian Aid Foundation, and is a key fundraiser for the United States Equestrian Team.
Phelps, the founder of Phelps Media Group, Inc. International, an equestrian public relations firm, also created the nation's best equestrian news website, PhelpsSports.com.