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Proud. Beautiful. Versatile. Athletic.

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Proud. Beautiful. Versatile. Athletic.

From the elite competitor to the backyard companion the horse for you is the American Saddlebred. 

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Committee List

ASHA

Name
Type
Description
Audit/Internal Controls
Standing Committee Per Bylaws
The Audit/Internal Controls committee will assist in providing oversight on all financial matters for American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA). Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHBA. This is a standing committee per AHSBA bylaws. Following are the primary responsibilities of the Audit & Internal Controls Committee: 1. Assist the board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities relating to: a. The integrity of financial statements and the financial reporting process, and systems of internal accounting and financial controls; b. Compliance with significant applicable legal, ethical and regulatory requirements; c. Processes to manage business and financial risk.
Print Audit/Internal Controls Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Skipton, Kimberly
Member
Bosworth, Allen
Chair
Knipp, Anna
Secretary
Aschenbrenner, Susan
Member
Brown, Veree
Member
Whittington, Susan
Member
Bylaws
Ad-hoc
The Bylaws committee receives, reviews and recommends proposed amendments for American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) bylaws. Members of the committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHBA. This is an ad-hoc committee. The Board of Directors shall have the power to make Bylaws not inconsistent with law or the Articles of Incorporation of the Association and shall have the power to alter, amend, or repeal the same. The Bylaws may be amended by the members at any meeting of the membership, provided written notice, including the text or proposed amendment, shall be given to all members at least thirty (30) days preceding said meeting. Following are the primary responsibilities of the Bylaws committee: 1. Review, on an ongoing basis, the bylaws 2. Research and collect information, as needed, to draft, edit and/or review proposed edits to the bylaws 3. Implement changes to the bylaws, as requested by the ASHBA Board of Directors
Print Bylaws Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Seifert, Rachel
Chair
Orr, Evan
Secretary
Moreno, Helena
Member
Charter Club Council
Standing Committees Per Bylaws
The American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) shall have Charter Members consisting of associations or clubs of twenty (20) or more members whose primary interest is in promoting the American Saddlebred horse. Each Charter Member is responsible for producing a minimum of two (2) annual events, such as a horse show, clinic, mall promotion, horse fair, or trail ride. The Charter Club Council coordinates activities of the various Charter Clubs and promotes development of additional Charter Clubs. Each ASHBA Charter Club shall have at least one and no more than two members on the Charter Club Council. Members of this committee are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHBA. This is a standing committee per AHSBA bylaws. Following are the primary responsibilities of the Charter Club Council: 1. Promote the American Saddlebred at local and regional levels 2. Facilitate efficient communication channels between ASHBA Charter Clubs and the ASHBA BOD
Print Charter Club Council Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Kipper-Perrelli, Stacey
Secretary
Kurtz, Charlotte
Chair
Weaver, Owen
Member
Aschenbrenner, Susan
Member
Boone, Betsy
Member
Bosworth, Allen
Member
Briney, Paula
Member
Broder, Julie
Member
Bushard, Brandi
Member
Chadick, May
Member
Charon, Mary Beth
Member
Cowan, Elizabeth
Member
Dunn, Kathie
Member
Fahey, Barbara
Member
Green, Laura
Member
Haller, Amy
Member
Huguley, Courtney
Member
Jarvis, Lynn
Member
Kelledy, Cindy
Member
Leifheit, Darryl
Member
Mackenzie, Richard
Member
McCarthy, Yvonne
Member
Morrill, Courtney
Member
Parker, Christina
Member
Pettry, Kristen
Member
Preston, Cynthia
Member
Reedy, Carol
Member
Reynolds, Leslie
Member
Roush, Pamela
Member
Smith, Tina
Member
Stewart, Rebecca
Member
Witter, Lawrence
Member
Wood, Sarah
Member
Zissler, Erin
Member
Communications
Ad-hoc
The Communications committee shall assist the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) staff in managing external communications activities to promote the organization in a positive manner, serve the needs of the membership, and assist in making the membership aware of important information. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHBA. This is an ad-hoc committee. Following are the primary responsibilities of the Communications committee: 1. Provide content suggestion, editing and oversight for weekly and other periodic communications including. 2. Provide input to communication schedule. 3. Create and edit communications concerning ASHBA initiatives. 4. Coordinate with the Marketing Committee for ASHBA website content.
Print Communications Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Todd, Joan
Chair
Bosworth, Allen
Member
DeGray, Alexandra
Member
McLean, Carolyn
Member
Moreno, Helena
Member
Paulsen, Clifton
Member
Smith, Melissa
Member
Conduct Review Committee
Ad-hoc, per Code of Conduct Policy
The function of the Conduct Review Committee (CRC) shall be to review all complaints of alleged violations of the Association Code of Conduct properly filed with the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) and to make a determination as to whether or not there are reasonable grounds to believe an infraction of the Association Code of Conduct exists and whether the alleged infraction, if proved, is of sufficient importance to Association that it should go before the Board of Directors for review and imposition of sanctions. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHBA. This is a standing committee per AHSBA bylaws.
Print Conduct Review Committee Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Seifert, Rachel
Chair
Marple, William
Secretary
Orr, Evan
Member
Werner, Judith
Member
Convention Planning
Ad-hoc
The convention planning committee assists with planning, execution and evaluation of the annual American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) Convention. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the ASHBA. This is an ad-hoc committee. Following are the primary responsibilities of the convention planning committee: 1. Plan and organize activities for the annual convention, execute the plan and bring the meeting to fruition. 2. Coordinate with other organizations, as needed, to facilitate a successful convention. 3. Liaise with the Sponsorship Committee to seek financial support for the convention. 4. Conduct and review evaluations for each convention.
Print Convention Planning Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Lee, Emily
Chair
Skipton, Kimberly
Secretary
Bacharach, Summer
Member
Bagdasarian, Kristen
Member
Schaffel, Martin
Member
Taylor, Jennifer
Member
Development Committee
Ad-Hoc
The purpose of the Sponsorship committee is to identify, solicit, cultivate and steward financial, in-kind and partnership resources to support the programs and operations of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA). Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHA. This is an ad-hoc committee. Following are the primary responsibilities of the Sponsorship committee: 1. Assist in the research and identification of prospective funding sources – individuals, corporate, foundation, community partners, etc. that have similar interests and areas of focus 2. Establish a fundraising plan, goals and action plans, in concert with staff, to support the organization’s short and long-range goals and objectives 3. Ensure that the case for support is strong, current, and based on ASHA’s mission and goals; and distinguishes the organization from others in the field 4. Establish a strategic fundraising timeline and outline of assigned responsibilities for the next several years 5. Recommend fundraising goals to the Board for approval 6. Take the lead in fundraising outreach efforts 7. Recommend policy to the Board on all matters relating to the fundraising program, including: a. Donor confidentiality, gift acceptance, donor recognition, planned giving, etc. b. Provide input to the Board Nominating Committee to ensure the recruitment of Board members able and willing to secure financial and other resources for the organization 8. Identify, apply and obtain grants funding to support ASHA.
Print Development Committee Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Holt, Melissa (Lisa)
Chair
Wheeler, Rose
Secretary
Bennett, Missy
Member
Dorrestein, Christine
Member
Glasscock-Kirkpatrick, Mary
Member
Knipp, Anna
Member
Meints, Katherine
Member
Welke, Malissa
Member
Whitworth, Tammy
Member
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Standing
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee supports the mission of making the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) a more diverse organization that that welcomes people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, nationalities, religious beliefs, ages, socioeconomic status. As an USEF affiliate breed, the diversity, equity & inclusion committee supports ASHA growth by actively recruiting, retaining, and engaging members. This committee also supports ASHA by identifying and executing on strategies to make the breed more welcoming to existing membership and to new and diverse groups of people. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the ASHA. This is a standing committee per ASHA bylaws.
Print Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Foster, Nicole
Chair
Lampe, Gayle
Secretary
Curl, Miles (Rick)
Member
DeGray, Alexandra
Member
Goode, Harrison
Member
Hudelson, Emma
Member
McLean, Carolyn
Member
Menolasino, Carmella
Member
Orr, Evan
Member
Peer, Susan
Member
Santaferra, Thomas
Member
Thomas, Sarah
Member
Equine Welfare Advocacy
Standing Committee Per Bylaws
The Equine Welfare committee is responsible for monitoring animal welfare issues that are of concern to the saddlebred horse industry, identifying and prioritizing concerns and opportunities, evaluating related information and determining actions or activities that may be appropriate. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the ASHBA. This is a standing committee. Following are the primary responsibilities of the committee: 1. Identify state and national organizations as part of a rescue referral program for membership. 2. Evaluate and apprise the ASHBA BOD regarding proposed state and/or federal legislation affecting the saddlebred industry. 3. Seek to affiliate the ASHBA with prominent industry groups (i.e., the American Horse Council (AHC)). 4. Recommend ways that the ASHBA can be more proactive regarding equine health and welfare issues.
Print Equine Welfare Advocacy Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Dunn, Kathie
Chair
Trent, Nancy
Vice Chair
O'Reilly, Julee
Secretary
Batchelor, Tina
Member
Currier, Sandra
Member
DeGray, Alexandra
Member
Fraker, Sara
Member
Kelley Barron, Rachel
Member
McCarthy, Yvonne
Member
Rich, Alan
Member
Thompson, Karen
Member
Finance
Standing Committee Per Bylaws
Chaired by the Treasurer of the ASHA; reviews and provides guidance for all financial matters; reports on budget and financial activity to the Boards of the ASHA; coordinates with Audit/Internal Controls Committee regarding internal controls and independent audits.
Print Finance Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Long-Schubert, Chris
Chair
Skipton, Kimberly
Secretary
Aversenti, Candida
Member
Bosworth, Allen
Member
Goth, Elisabeth
Member
Hauslein, Diane
Member
Knipp, Anna
Member
Morrill, Courtney
Member
Human Resources and Compensation
Standing Committee Per Bylaws
Reviews personnel and compensation issues following consultation with professional staff, and advises the Board as necessary on policies; reviews and suggests revisions to employee handbook.
Print Human Resources and Compensation Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Aversenti, Candida
Chair
McDaniel, Kerri
Secretary
Cherry, James
Member
Nichols, James
Member
Rader, Annette
Member
Weaver, Owen
Member
Licensed Officials
Ad-hoc
The US Equestrian Federation has changed its Rules under Chapter 10 that moves the process for licensing officials into a separate Policies and Procedures document and transfers responsibility for drafting these policies and procedures to the Affiliates. Accordingly, the Licensed Officials committee is responsible for organizing and conducting the Licensed Officials Clinic and supporting activities to train and develop licensed officials. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA). This is a standing committee. Following are the primary responsibilities of the committee: 1. Develop training materials; conduct Licensed Officials Clinics. 2. Liaise with the Rules committee to ensure that all training materials reflect the most current rules. 3. Conduct interviews per the “Hackney, Roadster, Saddlebred and Saddle Seat Equitation Licensing Handbook” to support the application and maintenance for “r” and “R” candidates.
Print Licensed Officials Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Crumpler, Fran
Co-Chair
Moore, Melissa
Co-Chair
Lowry, Fay
Member
Orr, Evan
Member
Marketing
Standing Committee per Bylaws
The purpose of the Marketing committee is to steward the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) brand and image, assure that the organization has internal and external marketing and communications programs targeted at specific market segments and that the programs are aligned with clearly defined objectives to enhance the reputation of recognition of the American Saddlebred breed and the ASHBA organization. Members of this committee are appointed by Chairman of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHBA. This is a standing committee per ASHBA by-laws. Following are the primary responsibilities of the Marketing committee: 1. Recommend to the Executive Director and BOD appropriate language and visual representation of ASHBA to external audiences. 2. Act as a sounding board to the ASHBA staff and BOD for marketing strategies and tools 3. Develop and propose innovative ideas and provide feedback on marketing activities as requested by ASHBA staff 4. Administration and management of the ASHBA website 5. Assure proper positioning of ASHBA with the media 6. Ensure unified branding and messaging across the ASHBA community
Print Marketing Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Bosworth, Allen
Chair
Parker, Christina
Secretary
Day, Suzanne
UPHA Member
Baumann, Kate
Member
Cantrell, Allison
Member
DeGray, Alexandra
Member
Dunn, Kathie
Member
Graham, Todd
Member
Lambert, Allison
Member
Morgan, Karly
Member
Sessoms, Sarah
Member
Taylor, Jennifer
Member
Todd, Joan
Member
Nominating Committee for Officers
Established Per Bylaws
Per Section 2, Article IV of the Bylaws, consists of three members of the Board of Directors, all appointed by the President, one of whom shall be designated by the President as the Chair. The Nominating Committee for Officers recommends a nominee for each office from the members of the Board, and also recommends eleven (11) nominees to serve as directors of the Registry, at least six (6) of whom shall be members of the ASHA Board of Directors.
Print Nominating Committee for Officers Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Weaver, Owen
Chair
Aversenti, Candida
Member
Taylor, Jennifer
Member
Nomination Committee for Directors
Established Per Bylaws
Per Part II, Article III of the Bylaws, consists of five members, two of whom are elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting, two of whom shall be selected by the Board, and the Chair who is appointed by the President. The Nominating Committee solicits, screens, selects and recommends nominees for vacancies on Board of Directors, based on the criteria stated in Part II, Article III of the Bylaws.
Print Nomination Committee for Directors Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
O'Brien, Joe
Chair
Boone, Betsy
Member
Nichols, James
Member
Werner, Judith
Member
Operations Committee
Standing
The operations committee provides operational oversight and strategic guidance for the committees of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA). This committee reviews and monitors the performance of the operations of the ASHA Committees, including key performance indicator results and trends (as detailed in Committee charters). Members of this committee are appointed by the Presidnet of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the ASHA. This is a standing committee per ASHA bylaws.
Print Operations Committee Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Bagdasarian, Kristen
Member
Bosworth, Allen
Member
Cater, Kristen
Member
DeGray, Alexandra
Member
Lee, Emily
Member
Paulsen, Clifton
Member
Rock, Amy
Member
Research Committee
Ad-Hoc
The purpose of the Research committee is to advise the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) Board of Directors (BOD) on issues and policies concerning current topics or current or potential grants or awards concerning scientific or academic research specific to the American Saddlebred Horse industry. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors of the ASHA. This is an ad-hoc committee.
Print Research Committee Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Sarver, Fred
Chair
Graves, Carol
Secretary
Behrends-Jones, Julie
Member
Kirtley, Melissa
Member
Rock, Amy
Member
Riding Program Council
Ad-hoc
Promotes and develops policies for riding school and instructor programs.
Print Riding Program Council Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Boone, Betsy
Co-Chair
Kipper-Perrelli, Stacey
Co-Chair
Morrison, Georgia
Co-Chair
Parker, Christina
Co-Chair
Applegate, Brooke
Member
Boodey, Heather
Member
Brandl, Sheri
Member
Bridges, Cailin
Member
Carrick, Mary
Member
Daniel, Julie
Member
Dixon, Jennifer
Member
Hagenow, Elise
Member
Harris, Brittany
Member
Huguley, Courtney
Member
Huguley, Courtney
Member
Kritzler, Stefanie
Member
Pierce, Amanda
Member
Roush, Pamela
Member
Scheurich, Avery
Member
Swalla, Kent
Member
Troutman, Nancy
Member
Wendling-Budd, Kellie
Member
Wentz-Goosley, Tara
Member
Zubrod, Deveau
Member
Saddlebreds Across America
Ad-hoc
Print Saddlebreds Across America Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Funkhouser, Robert
Co-Chair
Parker, Christina
Secretary
Harris, Will
Member
Moctezuma DeHart, Jessica
Member
Moore, Melissa
Member
Orr, Evan
Member
Paulsen, Clifton
Member
Rock, Amy
Member
Roy, Helen
Member
Russell, Sarah
Member
Stallion Sweepstakes
Ad-hoc
Print Stallion Sweepstakes Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Taylor, Jennifer
Chair
Bagdasarian, Kristen
Member
Graham, Todd
Member
Lee, Emily
Member
Lurie, Joan
Member
Scheidt, John
Member
Taylor, James
Member
Standards & Rules
Reviews the standards of the breed; comments on changes or trends, and raises a voice when deviations from the standards occur; reviews the standards and rules under which Saddlebreds compete and recommends changes.
Print Standards & Rules Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Matton, Scott
Chair
Werner, Judith
Chair
Aschenbrenner, Susan
Member
Barron, Rachel
Member
Boone, Betsy
Member
Crumpler, Fran
Member
Crumpler, Fran
Member
Kipper-Perrelli, Stacey
Member
Lopez, Dena
Member
Lowry, Fay
Member
McCracken, Nealia
Member
Moore, Melissa
Member
Nichols, James
Member
Skipton, Kimberly
Member
Thorpe, Thomas
Member
World's Championship Horse Show Advisory
Ad-hoc
Print World's Championship Horse Show Advisory Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Day, Bret
ASHA Member
Lurie, Joan
ASHA Member
Miller, Misdee
ASHA Member
Rudder, David
ASHA Member
Conatser, John
UPHA Member
Greer, Josh
UPHA Member
Moore, Melissa
UPHA Member
Youth
Standing Committee Per Bylaws
The Youth Committee provides a forum to promote and advance the interests of the youth (aged 18 & under) and youth leaders with their involvement with the American Saddlebred Horse. Members of this committee are appointed by the President of the Board and are accountable to the Board of Directors (BOD) of the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA). This is a standing committee per AHSBA bylaws. Following are the primary responsibilities of the youth committee: 1. Plan and implement of ASHBA youth programs, including clubs, awards, junior judging, fund-raising events 2. Plan and implement the annual Youth Conference 3. Assist in the planning and execution of the ASHA Youth Auction and Raffle 4. Evaluates and administers the ASHA youth scholarship program 5. Establish cross communication & dialogue with other Youth Programs (UPHA Ribbons of Service, American Saddlebred Museum)
Print Youth Committee
Committee Member
Committee Position
Harper, Alexandra
Co-Chair
Kaufman, Julie
Co-Chair
Paulsen, Clifton
Chair
Parker, Christina
Secretary
Boone, Betsy
Member
Broder, Julie
Member
Donnelly, Kaelyn
Member
Goth, Elisabeth
Member
Long-Schubert, Chris
Member
Madsen, Heidi
Member
Wilson, Kennedy
Member
Zubrod, Deveau
Member