Committees

Rocky Mountain Horse Association Standing Committees

The Standing Committees of the RMHA are established by the RMHA Bylaws. These committees are integral parts of the administration of the RMHA. The Standing Committees are made up of dedicated members, who have volunteered their time and talents for the wellbeing of the breed and the organization.

 

 Finance Committee

CHAIR Claudia Depew                    depew@charter.net

Marta Crismon                               marta@retreatlots.com

Kelly Cunningham                           kellyfawn@bellsouth.net

Mark Eastin                                     markeastin@yahoo.com

Steve Heuslein                                 steveheuslein@lacrossetruck.com

Tom Prewitt                                     rmhavp@gmail.com

 

 

Duties: The purpose of the Finance Committee is to monitor current financial health and plan the fiscal future of the RMHA in conjunction with members of the Board. The committee’s functions are as follows:
1)      Along with the Treasurer and Board to monitor current financial statements.
2)      Assist the Treasurer and Board in setting goals for budgeting.
3)      Interpret the financial status of the RMHA to the Board.

 

 Genetics Committee

CHAIR Steve Autry

brokenbonefarms@windstream.net

Maye Carter

maye_carter@yahoo.com

Noah Anderson

noah_andersonii@yahoo.com

Larry LeBlanc

kajun67@gmail.com

Stephanie Moore Murdock

stephsuzanne@gmail.com

Angela Robichaud

angelarobichaud@eastlink.com

David Swan

davidreasswan@aol.com

 

Duties: The purpose of the Genetics Committee is to monitor the genetic status of the Rocky Mountain Horse. The Genetics Committee will also provide the membership of the RMHA with accurate, timely and detailed statistics and information for the express purpose of sustaining sound breeding practices. Through this activity committed efforts will be maintained to preserve the genetic uniqueness of the breed. The Genetics Committee shall solicit services of professionals in fields of research, medicine and genetics to assist in efforts and/or recommendations to the membership.

 

 The International Show Committee

CHAIR Loyd St John 

stjohn.loyd@gmail.com 

Lyngle Lawson

sales@stonerridge.com

Diane Cole 

southforty@aol.com  

Markeeta Moore

markeetamooreex@hotmail.com

Aspen Hennessey

ahhorsecrazy@gmail.com

Robin Drennon

Mrmbird@aol.com 

Julie Tucker

juliatucker@bellsouth.net

 

Duties:The International Show Committee (ISC) shall be responsible for coordinating all activities relating to the Rocky Mountain Horse Association Annual International Show (International Show). Such activities shall include:

  1. The recommendation of a professional show manager for approval by the Board.
  2. Coordination of all volunteers.
  3. Preparation of Marketing, advertising and general promotional materials and programs.
  4. Management of stall assignments.
  5. Coordination of all matters associated with the Kentucky Horse Park.
  6. Management of vendor contracts.
  7. Recommending the class schedule for approval by the Board. (See Rules, Section 6, for more)

 

 Marketing & Public Relations Committee

CHAIR Katy Bender

jumpinjack101@gmail.com

Myranda Elliot

roceride@hotmail.com

Amanda Cole Kohnen

ride2show@aol.com

Kelvin Robbins

keystonekr@aol.com

   

 

 Duties: Within this group, chairpersons and members are assigned to make up the ad-hoc Promotional Committee and the ad-hoc Merchandising Committee that work in tandem with the Marketing & Public Relations Committee. The purpose of the Marketing & Public Relations Committee is to determine and advise the Board regarding media utilization in order to maximize advertising dollars. This committee shall also develop advertising for transmission to selected media and keep current the RMHA’s brochure. The ad-hoc Promotional Committee shall develop videos for riding, training, biting and

shoeing for membership access and purchase. This committee shall develop materials for horse fairs and exhibitions and coordinate distribution of these materials. The ad-hoc Merchandising Committee shall assure that all promotional items for sale by the RMHA are maintained in good supply and will coordinate selling of items at horse fairs, exhibits, and shows.

 

 Membership Committee

 

CHAIR Kathy House

klh6d76911@hotmail.com

Lori Choate

texasrockies@yahoo.com

Karen Maier

karensgaitway@aol.com

Debbie Maxon

debbiemaxon@embarqmail.com

Stewart Wickham

tackupandride@embarqmail.com

   

 

 Duties: This committee shall recommend ways to increase the membership base, develop different types of memberships not inconsistent with the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws, expanding membership benefits and define responsibilities of members to the RMHA and responsibilities of the RMHA to the members.

 

 

Registration Advisory Committee

CHAIR Gina Purdue

kgpurdue@gmail.com

Linda Clarke

ljclarke@thegrid.net

David Shewmaker

shewmaker@kywimax.com

Cyndee Davis

admin@rmhorse.com

 

 Duties:This committee shall be chaired by the Secretary of the RMHA. If the position of Registrar is filled that individual shall be a member of this committee. This committee shall develop, devise and propose to the Board such rules, forms and procedures as will promote the smooth and efficient operation of the Registry. This committee shall be responsible for the records of the RMHA pertaining to registered horses. This committee shall investigate any complaint or disagreement concerning The Registry that cannot otherwise be resolved and recommend action to the Board.

 

 Rules Committee

CHAIR John Stivers

john@unlimitedmarine.com

Michael Brummer

judy@emdeemountainhorses.com

Elsie Hatcher

rhatcher2@gmail.com

Jason Slone

Jasonslone83@yahoo.com

Geraldine Kazee

geraldinekazee@gmail.com 

 

 Duties: This committee shall be responsible to codify all existing and future actions constituting Rules and Regulations of the RMHA into one published document. This committee shall make suggestions for changes or modifications in wording to existing Rules for purposes of clarity and proper coordination. This committee shall be available as a resource for the Board, other committees and the membership, as requested, to advise on matters pertaining to the Rules and Bylaws. All of the standing committee chairpersons shall be advising members of the Rules Committee for coordination purposes.

 

 Show Advisory Committee

 

CHAIR Chastity Adkins

chastitya@windstream.net

Marianne Jolley

mjolley@ntelos.net

Jeff McCarty

bearcreekrockies@yahoo.com

Debbie Maxon

 debbiemaxon@embarqmail.com

Diana Hastings

rockyrides7@gmail.com

Mike Wilson

lazywacres@roadrunner.com

Derick Tipton

dericktipton@gmail.com

 

Duties: The Show Advisory Committee (SAC) shall include one of the Directors of Examiners. The SAC shall devise and propose to the Board such Rules and Regulations pertaining to shows and other sanctioned RMHA events as will generally promote their efficient and equitable functioning. The SAC shall establish, arrange and sanction shows, rides and other promotional events of the RMHA. Any member of this committee shall not be a member of the Show Judging Committee or the International Show Committee. The SAC shall coordinate it’s activities with the Show Judging Committee and, to the extent applicable, the International Show Committee.

 

 Show Judging Committee

CHAIR Joan Walters

jwalter4755@gmail.com

Gina Purdue

kgpurdue@gmail.com

Jane Collins

crispstar@yahoo.com

Robert Lawson

sales@stonerridgefarm.com

 

 

Duties:The Show Judging Committee (SJC) shall be responsible for making recommendations to the Board for the establishment and maintenance of an RMHA Show Judge licensing program. The SJC will be responsible to develop consistent training needs including, but not limited to, written and video education material, apprenticeship programs and RMHA Show Judge license requirements. The Show Judging Committee will be responsible to define licensing requirements. Any member of this committee shall not be a member of the Show Advisory Committee or the International Show Committee. The SJC shall coordinate it’s activities with the Show Advisory Committee and, to the extent applicable, the International Show Committee.

 

 Youth Committee

 

CHAIR Amanda Cole Kohen

ride.2show@yahoo.com

Diane Cole

southforty@aol.com

Kim Stivers

kim@unlimitedmarine.com

Amelia Watkins

livelaughride40@gmail.com

Brittany Hopkins

bhopkins4horses@gmail.com

 

 Duties:The purpose of this committee is to develop a multifunctional program dedicated to the RMHA junior members. As an international youth program the purpose is to:

  1. Develop activities and promote the growth of our young people
  2. To help in the promotion of both the Rocky Mountain Horse and the RMHA
  3. To provide our young people with a means and place for them to grow into our future leaders.
  4. Provide educational and fun activities for our youth.

 

 Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committees are established at the discretion of the President and the RMHA Board. Ad Hoc Committees are appointed to carry out specific responsibilities as designated by the RMHA Board. Ad Hoc Committees are made up of RMHA members and by non-members as designated by the RMHA Board.

 

Ad Hoc Nominating Committee

Steve Autry 2015

autryst@winstream.net

Jason Cole 2015

gallatincarhartt@aol.com

Lyngle Lawson 2015

sales@stonerridgefarm.com

Jeff McCarty 2016

bearcreekrockies@yahoo.com

Diana Hastings 2016

rockyrides7@gmail.com

Wendy Montgomery 2016

wendy@kynet.net

Cyndee Davis 2016

rockymtisc2015@gmail.com

 

Duties: This committee is established to carry out the task of soliciting and vetting members applications for nomination to run for Board positions that year. Nomination and election of the members of this committee is carried out in August of each year by the Board through a nomination and election process described in the Rules of the RMHA. Members are nominated by the Board and an election is carried  out, if necessary. Members of this committee serve for a two year term. 4 members are appointed in even years, 3 in odd years. The chair is appointed each year, by vote of the members of the committee.

 

 Ad hoc Publication Committee

CHAIR Laura Cleaveland

rmha.magazine@gmail.com

Sarah Hoffman

sara@alligraphics.com

Valerie Cooper

vycooper2191@frontier.com

JoEllen Yarber

dwyarber@gmail.com

Lee Moore

lhm312@att.net

Melissa Walters

melissy.walters@hotmail.com

Lisa Stidwell

April Stillwell

 

Duties: This committee is established to carry out all responsibilities necessary to facilitate the publication of the RMHA magazine and newsletter. Committee members may solicit or create articles or news items for publication and may carry out all editorial responsibilities within the guidelines established by the RMHA Rules and Bylaws. The Publications Committee chair serves as the direct liaison with the publishing company.

 

 Ad hoc Trail Committee

Angie Emmert, Chair

2much2due@earthlink.net

Larry LeBlanc

kajun67@gmail.com

Stewart Wickham

lilmtnrockys@aol.com

Ed Terry

 

 

Duties:This committee is established to carry out the management and administration of the RMHA Trail Mileage Program. This committee makes recommendations to the RMHA Board for improvements in the program or the awards for mileage achievements.

 

Ad hoc Regional Chairs Committee ( updating)

CHAIR, Gene Brock

Executive Director

executivedirector@rmhorse.com

Brittany Hopkins

Central States RMH Club

 

Elsie Hatcher

Cumberland Rockies

rhatcher2@gmail.com

Stephanie Miceli

Mississippi Valley RMH Club

psacres@psacres.com

Stewart Wickham

Old Dominion RMH Club

tackupandride@embarqmail.com

Rick Evans

Rocky Mountain Regional RMH Club

rick@locktrack.com

Lisa Fedor

Tri-State RMH Club

lfedor@aol.com

Linda Clarke

West Coast RMH Club

ljclarke@thegrid.net

Jennifer Flannery Hall

Appalachian Regional RMH CLub

jflannery99@yahoo.com

 

Duties:This committee is established to facilitate networking and communication between the recognized RMHA Regional Clubs.

 

Ad Hoc Gait Video Committee

CHAIR Marianne Jolley                                   mjolley@ntelos.net

Elizabeth Graves                                               lizgraves@centurytel.net

Jeff McCarty                                                       bearcreekrockies@yahoo.com

Tara Stone                                                          gaitngrullo@yahoo.com

Derick Tipton                                                     dericktipton@gmail.com

 

Duties: The members of this committee will be responsible for review and approval of video segments recorded and submitted by Eastern Kentucky University students for inclusion in a video depicting the Rocky Mountain Horse gait. Only segments approved by the members of this committee will be included in the finished promotional video developed by EKU for use by the RMHA.

 

  

The Charles Kilburn Society is NOT a Committee of the RMHA. It is a separately established society recognized as an honorary affiliate of the RMHA. As such, the Charles Kilburn Society operates under its own rules, as noted in the Rules of the RMHA. Its members may serve in an advisory role to the administrative leaders of the RMHA. Its members are respected for their knowledge of the workings of the association over its lifetime and for their many and varied contributions for and in the best interests of the Rocky Mountain Horse breed and the RMHA.

 

Charles Kilburn Society Committee

Michael Kilburn, Chair

cmichaelkilburn@yahoo.com

Jerry Lafayette, Co-Chair

twinoaks1@embarqmail.com

Steve Autry

brokenbonefarms@windstream.net

Paul Kilburn

graysrun@gmail.com

David McGuire

kyblue97@bellsouth.net

Ruth Purcell

purcellhorses@fuse.net

(Kent) Howard Sorrell

ksorrell@roadrunner.com

Rea Swan

davidreaswan@aol.com

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