It is with great sadness that Silver Oak Equestrian Center announces the passing of its proprietor, David Birdsall. Birdsall, 58, passed away at his Silver Oak property in Hampton Falls, NH, on Wednesday evening, January 16. He had been ill with a bronchial infection.
Birdsall worked for Fidelity Investments for 33 years and was a senior executive with the company when he retired last year to spend more time with his family and to enjoy his favorite activity, working on his horse farm. As proprietor of Silver Oak, Birdsall recently announced the start of the Silver Oak Jumper Tournament, a USEF-recognized jumper show scheduled for this August of which he was President and CEO.
Birdsall is survived by his wife, Karen, and by two children, his son Nicholas and his daughter Victoria, as well as by his beloved Great Dane, Libby.