Skip to content

UPHA Welcomes Suzanne Donaldson



The UPHA is pleased to announce the addition of Suzanne Donaldson to the position of Executive Assistant to the President. Suzanne, a graduate of the University of Miami, most recently served as Executive Director and Registrar of the Rocky Mountain Horse Association in Winchester, Kentucky. Suzanne's background with the Rockies included serving on their Board of Directors, Hearing Panel Member and Chairperson of the Show Advisory Committee. Her twelve years in service with this breed gained her vast experience with committee work, membership and nonprofit administration. Prior to her position with the RMHA, Suzanne worked with other organizations such as the NFL Miami Dolphins and the USFL Birmingham Stallions in public relations handling charitable events and player's personal appearances. 

Suzanne was asked about what programs she would like to focus on. "Marketing and Social Media have become an integral part of membership-based organizations." said Suzanne. "We will be looking for ways to improve our communication to the membership."

"We're very excited to have Suzanne with us at the UPHA" stated Tammie Conaster, President of the UPHA. "Suzanne will be working closely with Nancy Becker on programs that will move the UPHA forward. We were very pleased with the quality of applicants that we interviewed for the position but Suzanne's experience in Non Profit Administration, Marketing and the Equine Industry were a perfect fit for the UPHA and its future goals." 

Suzanne will be working closely with Kristin Stivers at the 2016 Super Convention in Boston while she transitions to her new position with McMahon & Hill Bloodstock.

More Stories

  • Joint Leadership Council Issues Request Letter to Monarch Show Series

    The Joint Leadership Council has issued the letter below to the organizers of the newly developed Monarch Show Series and championship to address the qualification requirements for the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show and the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show and how those qualification requirements may impact exhibitors at MSS shows... Read More
  • From the Desk of Marty Schaffel: The Need to Reinvent Ourselves

    When I started my company, I was the first employee. I had to wake up every day selling products and services to customers. And do everything else as well. That was my self imposed job description... Read More
  • Judging Panel Selected for Rock Creek

    The 83rd Rock Creek Horse Show will be held June 2-6, 2020 at the historic Rock Creek Riding Club in Louisville, Ky. The show will start each night at 6:30 with dinner, catered by Silver Spoon, served at 5:00 in the Rock Creek Club House. Read More
  • Morgan Stallion Sweeps Draws Winners

    The New England Morgan Horse Association and New England Regional Morgan Horse Show, in conjunction with the United Breeders Committee, have announced the winners of the 2019-2020 Morgan Stallion Sweeps... Read More
  • New York Morgan Stallion Service Auction 2020

    A lively group of people gathered on February 1, 2020 to partake in 32nd annual NY Stallion Service Auction. The auction was held at The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs NY. The atmosphere was fun and energetic with great acoustics to provide a most enjoyable evening... Read More
  • UPHA Chapter 5 To Host Mid-Winter Horse Preview and Equine Seminar Weekend

    Members of UPHA Chapter 5 will host a Horse Preview at Bob and Tonya Brison’s Fairview Farm, New Bloomfield, Missouri, on Friday, February 28 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Several trainers will exhibit young horses as well as horses offered for sale. You are invited to come out and get in a show horse state of mind while enjoying friends, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Read More
  • Latest Issue 2 17 20

    Read More
  • Latest Issue HW 2 20

    Read More
  • ASHA Spirit of the Medallion: Olivia Turner

    Today’s recipient has been passionate for, and dedicated to, Hackney Ponies all her life. While her love for ponies is immense, it’s her love for those around her; friends and barn mates alike, that truly sets her apart. And if you were to ask her she would tell you that they are all part of her extended family and that she would give anything to ensure the best for each of them... Read More
  • AHHS Elsa Mikkelsen Distinguished Service Award: Steve Kildow

    The AHHS Else Mikkelsen Distinguished Service Award is awarded to a member of the American Hackney Horse Society who has contributed his or her energies to the promotion of the Hackney Horse or Pony... Read More