am a life member of the American Connemara Pony Society and have
been an active participant since 1989. I regularly attend the
annual Board of Governors and General Membership meetings. I was
the site coordinator and host for the first U.S. Connemara pony
inspections in 1995 in East Bend, North Carolina, and hosted the
1999 inspections in Athens, TN. I have participated regularly
in ACPS Regional activities and am currently on the Regional Committee.
I traveled to Ireland with the ACPS for the inspectors and
educators training tour of the CPBS inspections in 1995.
I have been Chairman of the Awards Committee and the Strategic
Planning Committee and have served as Vice-President for the ACPS.
I have served on the Board of Governors for over a decade.
I am experienced in business
and have participated on numerous projects, teams and committees.
I have a B.S. in Agriculture with emphasis in Animal Science.
I belong to several equestrian organizations locally, regionally
and nationally. I have been breeding Connemaras since 1988, have
managed 6 breeding stallions, have bred outside mares (as well
as my own) by both AI/TS and live cover. We have been blessed
with the birth of almost 40 Connemaras on our farm. I particularly
enjoy handling and training foals (birth - 2 y.o.) and have trained
and competed in combined training. I also enjoy trails rides and
local dressage and CT shows. Most importantly, I have successfully
matched up many ponies with loving and appreciative owners.
I am well educated and experienced
both in business, technology and equine affairs. I am in contact
with a cross section of numerous and varied ACPS members (and
potential members) with whom I discuss the ponies, the people,
the policies and the organization. On the Board, I voice the opinions
and input I have received from other owners, breeders and members
who I have discussions with and I make decisions as necessary,
based on those conversations, my experience, knowledge and judgment.
On the board, I work to ensure that decisions are based on good
information and clear objectives rather than trends, emotions
I absolutely love Connemara
ponies! I enjoy working with the society and with individual members
to successfully buy, breed, promote and enjoy this wonderful breed.