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:
Along with the Treasurer and Board to monitor current financial statements.
Assist the Treasurer and Board in setting goals for budgeting.
Interpret the financial status of the RMHA to the Board.
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.
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:
Duties: 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. This committee shall develop materials for horse fairs and exhibitions and coordinate distribution of these materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
Duties: This Ad Hoc committee is established to carry out the task of soliciting and vetting members applications for nomination to run for Board positions in 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.
Duties: Appointed to review the trends in height, age and other demographics at the time of certification as it has changed over the years and to identify any patterns emerging in these demographics. This committee is established to help monitor trends which may affect the general makeup of the Rocky Mountain breeding herd and the future of the breed.
Duties: This Ad Hoc Committee is established to facilitate networking and communication between the affiliated RMHA Regional Clubs.
General Manager: Bill Nelson
Central States RMH Club: Joyce Williams
Michigan RMH Club: Brenda Ricksgers
Mid Atlantic RMH Club: Joe Jolley
West Coast RMH Club: Linda Clarke
Lone Star Rocky Club: Loyd St. John
Tri State RMH Club: Tess Smith
Duties:This committee is established to look into defining a breed standard for use in grading horses in a voluntary grading program.
Tara Stone – Chair
Advisory – Wayne Hipsley
Advisory – Elizabeth Graves
Advisory – Amy Demersman
Duties:This committee will work with the General Manager and technology contractors to facilitate a smooth transition to our new website, new email program, and new membership management software and to integrate these new programs with our pedigree database and financial management software.
Mik Fenn – Chair
The Charles Kilburn Society is an Honorary Standing Committee 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.