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ASHA Director Nancy Boone named liaison to the Charter Club Council


Lexington, Kentucky ­– American Saddlebred Horse Association President Fred Sarver has named ASHA Director Nancy Boone of Concord, North Carolina, the liaison from the Board of Directors to the newly formed Charter Club Council.


The Charter Club Council was formed to create more efficient communication channels between ASHA Charter Clubs and the ASHA Board of Directors.  Twenty individuals have been selected to form the new Charter Club Council.  Two council members from each United States Equestrian Federation-sanctioned region were selected from the submitted nominations.  Regions one and two, three and four, and six and seven were grouped together respectively.  Two international nominees were also selected to comprise the 20-member council.


This council will work to give a stronger voice to Charter Clubs within the ASHA structure, as well as give charter clubs more direct contact to the board of directors. 


Boone was selected by Sarver because of her willingness to serve and as a result of her great dedication to her local charter club, the American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC).  Boone has been a member of ASAC since 1981 and has served a number of roles within the 700-member charter club, including treasurer, director, youth advisor and vice president.


The Charter Club Council was introduced to a number of leaders of charter clubs around the country during the Charter Club Workshop at the Saddlebred Summit in Lexington, Kentucky, February 16.  Council members and charter club leaders discussed the role of the Charter Club Council, as well as ASHA Regional Championships, various awards programs, improving communication efforts, protecting land for equestrian use, and more.


The following are members of the ASHA Charter Club Council:


Regions 1 & 2

Melitta Lueck – Aloha, Oregon

Barbara Molland – Petaluma, California


Regions 3 & 4

Brian Curran – Oakfield, Wisconsin

Dr. Shelagh Roell – Brookfield, Wisconsin


Region 5

Sally McClure Jackson – Overland Park, Kansas

Jennifer Del Bosque – Romeoville, Illinois


Regions 6 & 7

Candee Carlson – Plano, Texas

Jean Huffstickler – Houston, Texas


Region 8

Mozelle “Moe” Anson – Louisville, Kentucky

Dawn Kendrick – Indianapolis, Indiana


Region 9

Betsy Boone – Concord, North Carolina

Brenda Pulis – Florence, South Carolina


Region 10

Jackie Hale – Columbiana, Alabama

Doug Norton – Covington, Georgia


Region 11

Curt Melick – Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

Shirley Trail – Rock, West Virginia


Region 12

Bob Funkhouser – Franklin, Massachusetts

E. Susan Vine – Boxborough, Massachusetts



Cheryl Lutring – United Kingdom

Richard Mackenzie – Ontario, Canada

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