Operating Divisions' Committees: 2014 Term

Committee Functions
The primary function of a committee is to contribute to the efficient operation of an organization.  A committee is concerned with the communication of information and with assisting the leadership in the decision making process by providing needed information and recommending actions.  These standing committees exist to accomplish these tasks.
 
Standing Committees perform a continuing function necessary for the on-going operation of the Association.  They operate indefinitely and are provided for in the Association Bylaws or the Board Manual of Policy and Procedures. All intended committee actions are subject to the approval of the Board of Directors/Executive Committee.

 

Administrative/Fiscal/Audit Committee
Mission:
To preserve and manage the administrative and financial welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association

Christy Lantis, Chairperson

Everett (Butch) Allen

Sheree Bollinger

Tim Britton

Joni Child

Rick Chovan

Rob Cornelius

Jim Heiting

Herbert Miller

Joyce Moyer

Curt Rosemann

Margo Urad

Bill Wright

 

Breeders/Futurity Committee
Mission:
To set standards for registry and breeding concerns and to facilitate the future integrity of breeders of Tennessee Walking Horses.

David Williams, Chairman

Carrie Benedict

Leah Boyd

Heather Brook Curnow

Ginger Evans

Danuta Freiherr

Ashley Frones

Ford Gates

Arlene Gray

Debbie Hennemann

Carla Hurley

Denise Bader-Keyser

D. S. Monier

Ronald Mosley

Joyce Moyer

Suyin Oldenburg

Vickie Penick

David Pruett

Andy Rippy

Nick Rippy

Sherrie Szucs

Margo Urad

K. J. Widner

Rick Wies

Chase Williams

Cameron Williford

Bill Wright



By Laws/Enforcement Committee
Mission:
To enforce the Bylaws and rules of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors’ Association and to recommend appropriate discipline for violators.

 By Laws Committee:

Thomas Kakassy, Chairman

Sheryl Crawford

Dr. David Mullis

Jeff Smith

Bill Wright

Senator Robin Webb

 Enforcement Committee:

Thomas Kakassy, Chairman

Everett (Butch) Allen

Denise Bader-Keyser

Ann King

Curt Rosemann

Denise Rowland

Jeff Tanner

Nicole Tolle

Margo Urad

Kim Widner

 

Training/Equine Welfare Committee
Mission:
To be at the forefront of TWHBEA’s activities to develop and administer programs directed towards the protection of the welfare of Tennessee Walking Horses.

Dr. Linda Montgomery, Chairman

Jean Brannon

Cathy Fleming

Joyce Moyer

Denise Rowland

Margo Urad

Richard Workman

Owners/Exhibitors/International Committee
Mission:
To communicate to the public, and defend if necessary the rights of owners and exhibitors of Tennessee Walking Horses.

Denise Bader-Keyser, Chairperson

Gerrit Band

Leah Boyd

Danuta Freiherr

Hames Heiting

Carla Hurley

Joyce Moyer

Suyin Oldenburg

Sherrie Szucs

Nicole Tolle

Sherry White

K. J. Widner

Maryan Zyderveld

Performance Show Horse Committee
Mission:

To promote the Padded Performance Tennessee Walking Horse in the traditional show ring and to support all rail disciplines.

To assist in the preservation and development of traditional horse shows in which the quality of gait is rewarded thereby insuring the preservation of the unique breed trait of the Tennessee Walking Horse.

To work with the entire equine industry to develop show ring rules as they relate to the Tennessee Walking Horse and the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association.

 

 

Ford Gates, Chairman

Everett (Butch) Allen

Carrie Benedict

Joni Child

Sheryl Crawford

Ginger Evans

James Heiting

Tom Kakassy

Christy Lantis

Matt McWilliams

Ronald Mosley

Sharon Rice

Nick Rippy

Denise Rowland

Peaches Searles

Jeff Tanner

Margo Urad

Robin Webb

Chase Williams

 

Pleasure Horse Committee
Mission:
To promote the flat shod Tennessee Walking Horse and to increase interest in this segment of the breed.  To work in conjunction with the TWHBEA Horse Shows Committee to assist horse shows with developing pleasure classes. Assist TWHBEA members by acting as a liaison to all HIOs concerning show horse rules. To act as liaison to other breed organizations.

Jessica Hlebak, Chairperson

Ward Blanchard

Sheree Bollinger

Jean Brannon

Jodi DeDecker-Bubar

Heather Brook Curnow

Ashley Frones

Kris Herman

Gary Holt

Ann King

Herb Miller

Eli Murphy

Steve Rice

Linda Starnes

Sherry White

Steven Whitmer

Cameron Williford

Rick Wies

Richard Workman

 

 

Marketing Committee
Mission:
To promote the Tennessee Walking Horse and communicate the missions of TWHBEA to its members and to the general public through the media, public service projects and/or special events and programs.

Ashley Wadsworth, Chairperson

Jason Bachert

Carrie Benedict

Heather Brook Curnow

Brian Dierking

Arlene Gray

Gary Holt

Larry Lowman

Eli Murphy

Sharon Rice

Andy Rippy

Denise Rowland

Peaches Searles

Delaine Freeman Smith

Allison Thorson

Nicole Tolle

Morgan Walden-Head

Freida Widner

 

Youth Committee
Mission:
The Tennessee Walking Horse Youth Association’s mission is to enhance the leadership skills of our youth members while developing their equine skills in an educational environment. We will provide a positive approach to assist TWHYA youth to graduate from our program into areas of importance in fields of their choice.

Sherry White, Chairperson

Kristy Artman 

Christy Hicks

Christy Lantis

Joyce Moyer

Eli Murphy

Vickie Penick

Denise Rowland

Susan Shelton

Linda Starnes

Leslie Topham

Maggie-Mae White

Chase Williams

 

 

 

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