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Petty Named EVP of Arabian Horse Association

Glenn T. Petty of Wake Forest, North Carolina has been named Executive Vice President of the Arabian Horse Association. The announcement was made May 23 by AHA President Myron Krause. "Glenn brings a unique set of skills, background and talent to the Arabian Horse Association," Krause said. "He has been involved for many years in the equine industry both as an official and as a member of many important national level committees. Several equine groups have honored him for his accomplishments. He brings tremendous experience to AHA."

Petty was presented as a candidate to the AHA Board of Directors at their May 10 meeting in Aurora. The BOD unanimously endorsed appointing him as EVP, the head administrative post at AHA headquarters. Krause said Petty will visit the office in the coming weeks and will officially assume his duties the first part of July. Petty, a North Carolina State University graduate, is the retired manager of the Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex at the North Carolina State Fair and has been show manager of the 19-day, 2,300+ head North Carolina State Horse Show for 25 years. For 15 years, he served as North Carolina's State Horse Specialist. The North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association named him Horseman of the Year in 1991 and 1994. Also in 1991 he received the American Horse Council's national Service to the Industry award. He has received several other national awards recognizing his efforts and accomplishments in the equine world.

In the past, he served on the USEF Board of Directors. Currently, he is chairman of the USEF Event Management Committee that oversees approximately 2,800 USEF sanctioned events. In addition, he serves on the USEF Hearing, Legislative, Date Rotation, Federal Representatives, and Saddlebred Committees and is a former chairman of that committee. As a Senior Show Steward, he regularly officiates virtually all USEF divisions and some of the nation's largest breed shows. He and his wife Joan own and operate Triangle Farms, a professional hunter-jumper farm and show facility at Wake Forest.

"Glenn's resume and record are very impressive in terms of his range of accomplishments," Krause said. "Many on the Board of Directors have worked closely with Glenn and praised his organizational and people skills, both valuable assets in a member driven organization such as AHA. He also has an impressive background in fund raising and has successfully led major fund drives. I am anxiously looking forward to working with Glen Petty as the Executive Vice President of the Arabian Horse Association."

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