Margaret H. Duprey and her husband Bob own and operate Cherry Knoll Farm Inc. in Wellington, FL, and West Grove, PA. These equestrian centers are the home of dressage, open jumpers, steeplechase and hunter competition horses, as well as prize winning Black Angus cattle. Most recently, two of Cherry Knoll Farm’s best competed for the 2012 London Olympics in the open jumping and dressage groups — one being named the alternate for the dressage competition.
Margaret received her BA from Cabrini College in 1973 and has been an active member of the equine community for her entire life. A well respected, visionary leader and a lifelong horse woman in Chester County, PA, and Wellington, FL, Margaret continues to be actively engaged at all levels of the equine industry. Margaret has served and continues to serve on numerous Boards with a sustained period on the Board of Trustees for Cabrini College for 30 years. Seven of her Cabrini years were as Chair of the Board and Cabrini College’s Capital Campaign – surpassing the established campaign goal in the process. Besides Margaret’s governance role at Cabrini College, Margaret also serves as a Trustee for the Hamilton Family Foundation and is currently Trustees Emeritus of the SVF Foundation in Newport, RI. The SVF Foundation’s mission is critical in maintaining gene and semen preservation of a unique class of the porcine species (pigs) key to the agricultural industry. Margaret also serves as a Trustee of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USETF) and more recently on the Board of Trustees for Penn Vet. Besides Margaret’s service on many charitable boards, Margaret has been a consistent sponsor of Canine Partners for Life and Spring Brook Farm – two Chester County organizations doing good things with people and animals as partners for Human Health and Social Services.
Besides Margaret’s many equine endeavors, she and her husband also raise, show and are consistently recognized for having the best Black Angus cattle in North America. In this role, Margaret and her husband also support and generously contribute to the Junior Angus Association program for teenagers 21 years and younger — encouraging a productive, fulfilling and family grounded lifestyle as leaders in Agriculture
Margaret currently serves on the board for the International Equine Conference of Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot and has sponsored and co-chaired the Owners Program — a dedicated program for anyone who loves the horse and longs for the information in making horse’s lives best. Margaret was the visionary and trailblazer for Penn-Vet’s first Equi-Assist program — the first home care nursing program for horses, providing compassionate and continuity of care from hospital to home for horses.