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2016 Advisory Board Election

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May 2016 Newsletter

Attached is the May 2016 Newsletter.  It includes the advisory board ballot.

 

May 16 Newletter Website

May Events

2016 Advisory Board Election

It’s Advisory Board Election Time

 

This year we are electing four new members to the advisory board.  Four members will serve a two year term replacing the board members that have completed their term. We thank all outgoing board members for their time and input on AHCA matters.

 

Below are AHCA members who have accepted the nomination to serve on the advisory board.  Please vote for four.   A ballot is attached at the end and can also be found on the website.  Your ballot can be mailed to AHCA, PO Box 350, Swartz Creek, MI  48473 or emailed to info@ahcamail.com or private message Rhonda Miller-Lebbin on FB.  Only members with current regular memberships are eligible to vote.  Please include your AHCA number (if you know it) on your ballot.  It would be appreciated if you would return your ballot by June 1, 2016.

 

KC Annison

 

I started riding horses with my grandfather before I could walk.  I snuck out and climbed on my first solo ride at age two and a half.  My mom gave in and I got a horse of my own when I was four years old.  I started showing horses at age eight and won my first championship at the age of nine.  Horses have been my life’s work since I started professionally training at age ten and continue to enjoy training horses and teaching people about these amazing creatures today.  My favorite classes have always been cutting, reining, and trail.  My office is filled with trophies and trophy saddles but my greatest accomplishments are found in the accomplishments of the people I have instructed over the years.  I live, as I have always lived, just west of Zachary, Louisiana, near the Mississippi River on the beautiful property of Piddlers Paradise, the land of my ancestry. I have been an AHCA member and judge from its beginning.  I was one of the judge’s at the 2014 National Finals.

 

Jason Bill

 

Born and raised in Oklahoma, my mom was a police officer, and my grandfather (my mom’s dad) was a cattle rancher. I spent most of my weeks in school and working in rual Oklahoma City, and my weekends and summers on my grandfather’s cattle ranch. Grnadpa didnt have much use for a horse due to he could call to the cattle and theyd come up and into the pens. So my horse expierence started at the age of 12, when my mom won a 2yr-old colt at a hunter jumper show in Oklahoma City. i was charged with breaking this what I now call “a total idiot”. as time moved on I started riding other peoples horses, just loping and riding the rough off, not training by no means. My mom had sent me to some John Lyons symposiums to try to learn more about horsemanship. She knew I had the bug and was well on my way to becoming a hand at handling horses. i was also fascinated with the blacksmith that came out and took care of the horses feet. I wanted to learn more about this “very cool”  job that was called “Blacksmith”.

I was able to talk the Blacksmith into letting me ride wiht him after school and on the weekends. by the time I was 16 I was trimming my own horses and a few of the neighbors at the bording stables were at(grandpa wouldnt let us keep the horse on the ranch, like i said, he had no use for horses).

I joined the U.S.M.C. about a year after highschool in 1989, after bening honorably dicharged in 1993, I came back to Oklahoma. i then took a job as a ranch hand in Cushing Oklahoma, breaking horses, riding fence, and caring for the cattle. I then took a job in Ulysses Kansas on a feed lot riding pens for about 6 moths, then moved on to a feed lot in Pratt Kansas, From there I got hired on the Comanche Cattle Company in Cold Water Kansas as a “working cowboy”, the ranch was 80 thousand acres. I thought to myself, “this is the life”, I love it, as close to God and I felt I could get. I went on to work other ranch’s, and feedlots over the next 5 years through out Kansas, Oklahoma, and West Texas. As my horsemanship skills improved i started getting noticed at some of the sales I was turning my horses at. I got a call to come work at Shawnee Farms on Shawnee Oklahoma working for Roy Browning( owner of “The Ol Man”), We stood stallions such as Rare Bar, Pure D Dash, Special Show, and Public Enemy. Here is where my “training” career took off, I started race horses, and started getting horses sent to me to “start” for a cutting horse trainer by the name of David DeArmond, and Mr Pat Paterson. I didnt know who these older gentlemen were til after they came to wach me ride a couple of colts. from there i was hired to work for Mr David DeArmond( owner of Red Top, and Tequila Tom), Being a former Marine Mr Dave and I clicked and became very close. He took me under his wing and became the only father figure I had ever had my entire life, I was accepted into his family as one of them, as still remains to this day.(remind you all this time I was shoeing horses, and a rodeo clown/bull fighter in every spare moment I could to make money to survive.)

After moving to Texas in January 2000(after i figured out the lights were gonna stay on), I started training cutting horses, and showing. my shoeing business was also taking off like a scalded dog as well, i had horses coming in for training, shoeing horses in the evening and showing cutters on the weekends. In 2003 i had gotten severly injured in a shoeing accident, I had gotten kicked in the knee, cracked my pelvic, and cought one in the head knocking me out. that was the turning point of my training career. After recovering from the incident, i was on to shoeing horses full time, and riding my own horses. I stepped off into the podiatry end of my shoeing career, working with veternarians and studying under world known vets such as Dr Rick Redden, Dr Sammy Pittman, and Dr Amy Rutker. My shoeing business exploded, being called form one vets office to another to help work on lame horses and getting them back on track to sound.

In 2012 I was introduced to the American Horsemenship Challenge Association by my now fiance’ Shelly Sylvester. I was amazed at the comrodery, sportsmanship and horsemandhsip that this organization promoted. I immidiately joined and was hooked. being a farrier i had been shoring for all disiplines of equine events from back yard pets, to cutting, jumping, rodeo horses, to obstacle event horses, to carriage horses(Drafts). The A.H.C.A. was the only organization I had seen with the comrodery, horsemanship, and the sportsmanship was impressive.

I did not ask to be on the board avisory of the A.C.H.A, I was nominated, and not by “family”. I dont play politics very well, I tell it like it is, call a spade a spade. I’m the first to admit when I am wrong and will do what I can to right the wrong. I want to help this organization grow, and help the new horse owners learn how fun riding horses can be. Its great when you as a rider and your horse become a team to work thru “obstacles” of every day life.

thanks for the nomination, hope to see yall soon..

Jason Bill

Kent Kramer

1953 :  My experience with horses started by driving a team of horses for a neighbor, the team was hauling hay.  My first ride was on a Percheron with a harness on, I was standing on the traces and hanging onto the hames.

1962 – 1984: Career in US Coast Guard, retired as Chief Warrant Officer W4.

1975:  Acquired two Welsh ponies for my kids.  Have owned horses continually from that time on.

1990-2016: Moved to Pickford, Michigan and have built and continually approved upon the farm business and horse business/facility

1962 – 2016:  Many Leadership roles in USCG and church campgrounds.  I have served on various Boards for 30+ years and I am familiar with board administration, budgeting procedures, meeting protocol, etc.  I have been a self-sustained Pastor for Community of Christ church since 1978.

Currently I am co-owner of Eagles Flight Arena with my daughter and granddaughter.  We own 120 acres with an indoor and outdoor arena, 5 miles of working trails, board horses, hay production, etc. I have also assisted with the  trail competitions we have held at the facility, as well as helping to Judge the AQHA sponsored trail challenges we have held in the past.

I am open to answering any questions you might have and I look forward to doing what needs to be done to help this Association grow and prosper.

Karen LaRue

I work in Environmental, Health and Safety for the Natural Gas Pipeline Division of Kinder Morgan.  I am the recipient of the President’s Award for Volunteerism and currently serve as treasurer of the Board for the Galveston Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA).

 

I am skilled in event planning and administration and fundraising, and have helped to organize and grow a yearly benefit for the Galveston CCA; the event grew from raising $80,000 in 2012, to $100,000 in 2013, and in 2014 earned more than $175,000.

 

I rode horses back in my teens and twenties in Central New York where I grew up.  Then came life… marriage, kids, work, etc.  After my son graduated from high school, I began to volunteer at a Rescue Operation for Horses.  It was there that I realized that my love for horses had never waned.  I adopted a skinny sorrel gelding named Mowgli.  Lucky for me, I met Shelly Sylvester and began to take riding lessons.  When Shelly decided to start a Gulf Coast Affiliate of the AHCA in Texas, I was there to handle the administrative side.  I fell in love with the Organization, the founders, and especially the riders and their horses. Everyone in this organization seems to share the same family values, ideals and are like-minded in their love of the horse.  I would like to be on the Board as I believe that with my skill-set and growing knowledge of the horsemanship world that I can be an asset to the organization.

 

I also enjoy fishing, and spending quality time with my husband of 27 years, James; my son Jake; and my other four legged friends, my African Sulcata Tortoise – Miss Kitty and our three dogs Rocky, Zoe, and Sushi.

 

Cricket Nelson

 

Ho my name is Cricket Nelson, I started with AHCA in 2012 and have been enjoying it ever since. I have attended nationals the past 3 years and am a founding member of Middle of the Mitten AHCA. I would love to be able to help this organization move forward and get many more people involved.

 

 

Teri Smith

 

I’ve had a fulfilling life with horses. Starting with a ranch horse from Texas, as a youngster was fortunate to find work at a local camp/academy who brought in various trainers from all over the country and from several disciplines. My background includes team penning, a little team roping, hunter/jumper, dressage and trail riding. I have had the opportunity to train in Canada for 2 weeks with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. I am a certified Mounted Police instructor. I own and operate Kitty Hawk Ranch in Kansas City, MO. I enjoy traveling with my horses and friends. Judging has become my career focus at this time and I am striving to be certified in several associations and venue. Learning is living. Helping people and horses is my passion.

 

 

Brandy VonHolten

Brandy was originally from Texas but spent half of her childhood in Arkansas.  She graduated high school, obtained her BS in Biology, and her BA in Criminal Justice in Arkansas.  She moved to Missouri in 2003, where she completed her Masters in Teaching.  She was a science teacher from 2004-2015, with teaching assignments that spanned from 4th grade to college.  Equine competition consisted of barrel racing, poles, and sorting before her first obstacle competition in 2013.  It was at a double sanctioned UHCA/EXCA event that she realized that there were huge gaps in her equine training.  At that competition she placed last in the Novice division and was disqualified in the Intermediate division for going over the 10 minute time limit.  This was not the results Brandy was use to achieving in her competitive sports.  In fact, Brandy competed in full contact martial arts for 22 years, and is a decorated heavy weight fighter that has represented the USA in international competitions in 5 countries.  The weekend before her first obstacle competition, she had fought in Oklahoma City and qualified for nationals as a World Class Athlete in two divisions.  Needless to say, a new fire had sparked that day.

Brandy never returned to the ring and dove head first into obstacle competition.  By the end of 2013, Brandy finished 3rd overall in the Novice division and 6th overall in the Intermediate division in the UHCA.  In 2014, she won the Championship Buckle and Championship Saddle in the Novice division, and placed 5th overall in the Intermediate division.  She also qualified for EXCA Worlds in the Novice division.  She went to Worlds and placed 6th overall out of 28 competitors.  In 2015, Brandy won the Reserve Champion Buckle in the Intermediate division and qualified for EXCA Worlds in the Intermediate division.  However, in 2014, Brandy and her husband purchased his family’s century farm and turned it into an equine trail riding facility called Von Holten Ranch.  In order to prepare for a large event at their facility, she was not able to attend EXCA Worlds.  This is where AHCA introduced itself to Brandy.  She competed in her first ever event as an Open rider at AHCA Nationals and placed 3rd overall.  She is currently a certified judge for ACTHA, ETS, AHCA, and UHCA.

 

 

 

Stacy Westbrook

Hello my name is Stacy Westbrook. I have owned horses since I was 3yrs old. my daughter and I have been involved with AHCA since 2012. We have been blessed to attend national events since 2013 and I became a judge in 2015 with AHCA. This organization means a lot to my daughter and I as it is based on principles that we live our lives by. I love the fact that this organization focuses on horsemanship so that we may mold our children to ride correctly. I would enjoy working with the board members to continue to grow our AHCA family and support our future riders so that they will have the knowledge and horsemanship to exceed in any event they would like. Thank you for your consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 AHCA ADVISORY BOARD BALLOT

 

 

Vote for 4.

 

 

 

__________   KC Annison

 

 

__________   Jason Bill

 

 

__________   Karen LaRue

 

 

__________   Kent Kramer

 

 

__________   Cricket Nelson

 

 

__________   Teri Smith

 

 

__________   Brandy Von Holten

 

 

__________   Stacy Westbrook

 

 

 

AHCA # ___________

 

 

 

Return by June 1, 2016.

2016 National Finals Buy In Option

AHCA will offer a Buy In Option for the 2016 National Finals.   Many members aren’t able to qualify for Nationals due to a lack of affiliates near them. Where there is no affiliate within 200 miles of the membership address the member will have the opportunity to buy into Nationals. The fee for the first horse to compete would be $150.   Every additional horse or additional entry after the first one would be an $25. This fee would be in addition to the regular entry fee.
A charter or lifetime member will be entitled to bring one entry to Nationals annually without qualifying that horse or paying the buy in fee. They would still have to pay the regular entry fee.

More Upcoming Events

Don’t Miss Upcoming Events

2015 Michigan Horse Council Stallion Expo

Jeff Lebbin has been invited to be a headliner clinician at the 2015 Michigan Horse Council Stallion Expo.  He will be presenting an obstacle clinic and introduction to AHCA.  Several Michigan members have volunteered to help demonstrate the obstacles along with Jeff and his stallion, Smart Poco Equalizer.  Michigan friends don’t miss the demonstrations and visit us at the AHCA booth.  Visit the link below for times and more info.

www.michiganhorsecouncil.com/schedule-of-events-and-times

Advisory Board Elections

It’s Advisory Board Election Time

 

This year we are electing six new members to the advisory board.  Four members will serve a two year term replacing the board members that have completed their term.  Two members will serve a one year term, completing the positions vacated by Nina Kowalski and Jimmie Lyles.  Both Jimmy and Nina resigned their position due to time commitment  restraints.  We thank all outgoing board members for their  time and input on AHCA matters.

Below are AHCA members who have accepted the nomination to serve on the advisory board.  Please vote for six.   A ballot is attached at the end and can also be found on the website.  Your ballot can be mailed to AHCA, PO Box 350, Swartz Creek, MI  48473 or emailed to info@ahcamail.com or private message Rhonda Miller-Lebbin on FB.  Only members with current regular memberships are eligible to vote.  Please include your AHCA number (if you know it) on your ballot.  It would be appreciated if you would return your ballot by March 1, 2015.

 

KC Annison

 

I started riding horses with my grandfather before I could walk.  I snuck out and climbed on my first solo ride at age two and a half.  My mom gave in and I got a horse of my own when I was four years old.  I started showing horses at age eight and won my first championship at the age of nine.  Horses have been my life’s work since I started professionally training at age ten and continue to enjoy training horses and teaching people about these amazing creatures today.  My favorite classes have always been cutting, reining, and trail.  My office is filled with trophies and trophy saddles but my greatest accomplishments are found in the accomplishments of the people I have instructed over the years.  I live, as I have always lived, just west of Zachary, Louisiana, near the Mississippi River on the beautiful property of Piddlers Paradise, the land of my ancestry. I have been an AHCA member and judge from its beginning.  I was one of the judge’s at the 2014 National Finals.

 

Melissa Blankenship

 

Melissa Blankenship is a lifelong resident of Michigan. She grew up in the small town of Gregory and now resides in the country near Fowlerville.  Melissa lives with her husband, Adam, and 23 year old son, Nathan.  She owns several horses presently. Banking has been Melissa’s career for 27 years as she is now Banking Center Manager for Talmer West Bank in Brighton, Michigan.

Melissa’s passion for horses has been with her whole life. She is a committed partner in an equine lifestyle and looks to advocate for fellow horse and rider. As a child and young adult she grew up riding horses that belonged to friends and neighbors. Finally at age 22, she was able to buy her first horse, Sophie, and still has her today.

Through owning, riding, and years of lessons and training, Melissa has learned many aspects of the horse and horse world. She has competed in barrel racing with NBHA. She has shown with FQHR and various open shows, competed with EXCA, and currently with AHCA. She has helped her son and other young people with equine “Special Olympic” events at AHCA along with helping her nieces and nephews become horse lovers through 4-H and AHCA.

This year, Melissa is planning to show her five year old QH mare, “Vanna,” in reining and AHCA as well as enjoy play days doing cow events, trail riding, and camping with her horse.

 

Morgan Currier

Hi! I’m Morgan Currier, and I’d love to be an AHCA advisory board member. I had the privilege of meeting many of you at 2014 Nationals, and really enjoyed learning from all of you. I love this association, and enjoy the creativity aspect along with the horsemanship. I am a member of the affiliate group, Middle of the Mitten AHCA. My background ranges from Saddleseat to western pleasure, I have competed in almost every class out there, and enjoy learning the rules and standards of a specific organization and then challenging myself to meet or exceed the expectations, and always push myself to be a better horseman. I’ve really enjoyed the AHCA and would love an opportunity to help others and give back to such a great organization by being an AHCA advisory board member.

Justin Key

I have been involved in horses as long as I can remember. As a teenager/young adult, I worked at a large thoroughbred farm in Mississippi, where I handled many horses, from weanlings to stallions.   My wife and I have an Arabian breeding farm, and we have/have had horses involved in many disciplines, including Working Cow, English, Hunter, Western Pleasure, Competitive Trail, and AHCA events.  My wife is a current AHCA AA judge who judged the 2013 National Finals for AHCA and we have worked side by side, discussing AHCA and its inner workings.  I am currently on the Board for Horsemen of Arkansas, an AHCA affiliate, and have been in charge of course design and the running of the club. I am also a Board member for the American Bully Kennel Club, so am accustomed to being involved in major decision making. For me, ethics is a tremendous part of the success of any organization, and it will affect the way I make any decision regarding an organization.

 

Kim Kretzschmar

I’m Kim Kretzschmar, a Charter member of AHCA and the proud human mom of 4 horses. My first horse, Penelope, is part Holsteiner, Quarter Horse, and Thoroughbred. Her half brother, Franz, is a Holsteiner. About 6 years ago, Penelope decided that the stall door keeping her from me and her brother was really no obstacle to her and, to my surprise, “removed” the obstacle (if it had been shorter she may have jumped it like a real AHCA obstacle!). This is how my journey began with Jeff and Rhonda Lebbin and AHCA. I moved my horses to the Lebbin’s and we all became students of Jeff. Shortly after, I bought Junior, my Paint/Percheron out of Jeff’s stud, Pedro. Junior is my rock-ok, a rock that sometimes likes to rear and fly through the air over certain obstacles! But, I’ve grown and learned to love AHCA clinics and challenges-even when we don’t do as well as we would like. Three years ago I became blessed with my last horse, Maverick, after breeding Penelope to Jeff’s award winning stud, Smart Poco Equalizer (“Smarty”). Maverick is also being trained by Jeff with hopes that he too will be able to compete in the AHCA challenges.

As a member of AHCA, I believe in the mission of promoting horsemanship and sportsmanship. Through the clinics and challenges, I’ve also experienced firsthand the camaraderie within the competitive setting. I am committed to improving my horsemanship skills. AHCA and my friends within AHCA help me do that every time I ride. I am also committed to seeing all AHCA horses and riders perform to the best of their ability while being encouraged along the way. For these reasons, I ask that you consider me as one of the newest members of the Advisory Board. As one of my grandma’s favorite cowboys used to sing, “Happy trails to you, until we meet again!”

 

 

Michelle Mitchell

Hello everyone, my name is Michelle Mitchell. I currently live in Raeford, NC. I am honored to have been nominated for an Advisory Board member. I have been riding and competing since I was a little girl. Horses were my first love and I thoroughly enjoy time spent with my horses and horsey friends! I have served on different boards over the last 20 years and enjoyed the challenges that each brought. I love all that the AHCA stands for – good friends, good horsemanship, good competition, good courses, as well as good horses! An association like this doesn’t just happen! It takes a lot of teamwork both during the season and the off season. I appreciate those that had the vision, and the drive, 4 years ago to create the AHCA. I would love to represent you and the AHCA for the next 2 years.

Dan Mohr

Hello, my name is Dan Mohr and I have been involved in breeding and raising draft horses for the past 31 years. They have been a passion since I was a young man. I started out with just two Morgans and one Belgian. Now the herd of riding and draft horses has increased to over a dozen. I have shown the draft horses at many state shows and have sold them throughout the USA and Canada. My wife and I live in Clare Michigan with our daughters. The family enjoys riding together. Through AHCA I am more aware of the horsemanship between horse and rider. I will follow the rules and regulations set down in the by laws of the ACHA as a an advisory board member. I feel that it is a good venue for individuals and families to have a place to show their skills and achievements. I have met many new people through this organization and it has been a privilege to ride beside them.

Chandra Nielson

My name is Chandra Nielson and I am from Williamston, Michigan. I have been involved with horses since I was 13 years old, starting out on a 3 year old Tennessee Walking Horse in Ingham County 4-H, named Major’s High Anxiety. He was the ONLY walking horse that had been shown in our county and was I even given an award for introducing a “new breed”. Although, my 4-H leaders didn’t know a whole lot when it came to gaited horses, I went out and did my own homework and within a year of owning my horse, we qualified for Michigan 4-H State Horse Show and in years following earned many high points at open shows, ones that were primary stock horse, won many judged trail rides and even won many gymkhana high points. Our advantage was we were consistent, did well in trail class and hardly ever DQ’ed in speed. We also showed at the Walking Horse Association of Michigan shows and did quite well. I still own this horse, 22 year later, and he has earned many blue ribbons and built a lot of confidence for other 4-H’ers. I have been involved with 4-H as a youth and a leader for over 20 years and am so grateful for the experience I have had with instructing and inspiring youth riders with their horses to achieve their goals.

Over the years I got involved showing Arabians and Half Arabians at USEF and USDF competitions. I truly loved the versatility and the athletic ability of the breed. I’ve shown nearly all seats including hunter, saddleseat, sidesaddle, jumping and western pleasure with them and trained and showed one of my own “babies” up to 4th level dressage. Most of my experience has been showing dressage, but the horsemanship skills taught in classical dressage, I believe, are foundation of all riding disciplines.

This past year I decided I wanted a change from the class “A” dressage competitions and try something else. I’ve always loved trail class and learned about AHCA. I took my dressage trained Paint, Call Me Mr. Quincy, and ended up doing quite well though the 2014 show season with AHCA, even earning a Reserve National Champion in English Division at AHCA National Finals. I know we still have lots of homework to improve our scores, but I really enjoyed being showing in an association that is appreciates true horsemanship and uses obstacles as a tool to test the trust between rider and horse. I had an amazing time showing my horse this year and have made so many new friends who also have a great respect for horses and good horsemanship. With help of Morgan Currier, Cricket Nelson and Susan Williams, we have started our own affiliate, Middle of the Mitten AHCA to help share this great association with more people in Michigan. We are putting on fundraiser clinics and sanctioned shows this year to get more people involved and qualify them for 2015 AHCA National Finals.

I recently became an AHCA judge and am interested in helping create an online tool to for riders and judges to help with judging criteria and consistent scoring. I am a Michigan certified teacher and have been an online science instructor for over 7 years with Michigan Virtual High School, having significant online instruction experience. I feel my horse showing experience and my passion for learning and teaching will be an asset to the AHCA Advisory Board.

 

Sincerely, Chandra Nielson

 

Wendy Stephens

I’m honored to have been nominated for a position the AHCA advisory board.

 

I have been an enthusiastic member of AHCA from its inception. I believe it to be a fun family oriented association that is open to all levels and ages of riders & equines. I helped to establish & run an AHCA affiliate, Red River Horsemen where we put on challenges year round. I’ve been very successful at helping fellow horsemen to learn, grow & compete in AHCA, from beginners to advanced competitors at local & national levels.  From the beginning I helped with & acquired sponsorship’s and will continue to, for year-end high point & national awards.

 

I’m a lifetime member of AQHA, FQHR & AHCA. I’m also an AA accredited AHCA judge.

 

Meg Wills-O’Daniel

 

My name is Meg Wills-O’Daniel; I have served on the AHCA Advisory Board for the last 2 years.  I firmly believe AHCA is one of the very best equine organizations around, from the integrity of the people founding the organization, to the flexibility of divisions that allow any level of rider or equine to compete.  I have seen horses and riders come together as a team by getting out of their comfort zone and trying new skills while training for AHCA events.  I encourage everyone I know to try AHCA events and all of my horses have and will have the training needed to compete in them.  I love that this venue helps to make well-rounded, versatile, and safe horse and riders.

I believe I have been and can continue to be an asset to AHCA as an Advisory Board member.  I know how to look at a situation, figure out what is needed and then get it done.  My personality allows me to get along with most people.  I strive to maintain professionalism in all that I do at all times, period.  I was instrumental in getting the Special Olympic fundraiser and Special Needs Course in place at all of the AHCA National Finals to date.  I have been putting together the AHCA Newsletter with assistance from members who have sent & who will send me articles as well as assisting with the 2014 Rule Book.  I will continue to do all that I can do to promote AHCA as an AAA level judge, exhibitor, trainer, and part of the affiliate club, Horsemen of Arkansas.  I have been honored to represent & serve you, the AHCA members and Jeff (& Rhonda) and Bill as owners and would be honored, if I get the opportunity to serve & represent you again.

2015 AHCA ADVISORY BOARD BALLOT

 

 

Vote for 6.

 

 

 

__________   KC Annison

 

 

__________   Melissa Blankenship

 

 

__________   Morgan Currier

 

 

__________   Justin Key

 

 

__________   Kim Kretzschmar

 

 

__________   Michelle Mitchell

 

 

__________   Dan Mohr

 

 

__________   Chandra Nielson

 

 

__________   Wendy Stephens

 

 

__________   Meg Wills-O’Daniel

 

 

AHCA # ___________

 

 

 

Return by March 1, 2015.

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