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nancy a harvey
I am the President and CEO of, NAH Enterprises a company I founded in 1990. I developed the boutique technical support and web development portion of the business from the ground up. The company specializes in being a "one stop shop" for individuals and small companies. Additionally, I also consult within the horse industry under the same business name. In this role, my business has expanded from 1 or 2 shows per year to contracts with more than 20 shows per year, with services provided include but are not limited to; Show Manager, Show Secretary, USEF Steward, Judge, Course Designer, and Ring Coordinator.
My other career history includes a vast background in systems and technology in the printing in publishing industry. I am equally passionate about my contribution to the horse industry. I currently hold judges cards with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) in three breeds; Arabian, Andalusian and Friesian. I am a Large "R" USEF Steward and have judged extensively throughout the United States and around the world.
A Sierra Madre California resident, Harvey currently serves as Vice President for the Arabian Horse Association, AHA Strategic Planning Committee, AHA Process Improvement Ad-Hoc Committee, USEF Strategic Planning Committee, the USEF Carriage Pleasure Driving Committee, the USEF Ad-Hoc Mileage Rule Revision Task Force, and the Agriculture Business Management Advisory Board at Cal Poly.
deborah lynn johnson
For me, life with horses began in 1975 and my passion for the Arabian horse in 1979. Servant leadership, with the Arabian Horse Association, was always a core passion and happily started 1989.
Academically I earned an MA in Speech Communication and BS in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno. My passion for competition from as a youth, amateur and professional remains to this day. Additionally, I enjoy adjudicating many of our shows at all levels of competition.
Today, I own and operate Reno-Tahoe Equestrian Centre, Inc. RTEC is a business that actively cultivates new people to equines and ultimately the Arabian horse industry. We have a large active clientele that spans from entry to National Championship levels. With over 25 years as a self-employed professional in our industry I am honored to continue to mentor future professionals and students in our breed.
VICE PRESIDENT AT-LARGE
My love and appreciation for the Arabian Horse began in the early 1970's, and led to a number of significant life changes, including acquiring land and building a barn with related facilities to allow the family to enjoy our Arabian horses. We became active in the Virginia Arabian Horse Association and subsequently served as the Region 15 Director for IAHA. Over time, my involvement with Arabian Horses led to involvement in Arabian Jockey Club, and creation of the Office of Judges & Stewards Commissioner. Beginning in the late 80's, I was elected by the convention to serve as an IAHA Officer and member of the Executive Committee.
Over my approximately 40 years of involvement with the Arabian horse I have been a participant at various levels in a number of Arabian Horse organizations outside of IAHA/AHA. These activities included the Arabian Horse Owners Foundation, Arabian Breeders Association, Arabian Horse Registry of America, Arabian Horse Trust, Purebred Arabian Trust, and in the creation of the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Today I am working with others and continuing efforts to develop a strong footing for the Arabian Breed within the Arabian Horse Association (AHA). I currently serve as a member of the AHA Executive Committee, Trustee of the Purebred Arabian Trust and as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO).
VICE PRESIDENT AT-LARGE
I am a Life Member of AHA and have served 10 years on the AHA Board of Directors, from 2006 to the present. I served as Region 7 Director from 2006 to 2009 and Vice President At-Large from 2013 to present. I also currently serve on the Budget and Finance Committee and have since 2012, as well as a Purebred Arabian Trust (PAT) Trustee from 2012 to Present. I was recently appointed to serve on the HYDRA Future State Committee.
My past positions with AHA include Region 7 Director, serving on the Arabian Racing Commission, the Internal Audit Committee, served twice as Chair on the Regional Boundaries Study; positions on the Governance Study Commission, the Strategic Planning Committee, once as chair, Agenda and Resolutions Committee and other various committees.
I have 25+ years experience as an Executive Manager, primarily in the financial banking retail payments area. I served as Senior Vice-President of Customer Service and Executive Director of Technical Development for an international software development company and owned and managed small software company specializing in Project Management, software enhancement, regulatory and compliance and program support.
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelors in Civil Engineering. While working 30 years for Shell Oil, primarily managing major petrochemical plant projects, I had the opportunity to live in Marietta, Ohio; Mission Viejo, California and St. Louis, Missouri, managing projects in the US and Saudi Arabia. After retiring from Shell, I worked for Kellogg Brown & Root for 6 years, primarily managing major petrochemical projects in the US, South America and Mexico.
I have been married to my lovely wife, Becky, for almost 30 years. I have one 40 year old daughter living in Portland.
Becky and I had never been associated with horses until I was 60. We discovered the Arabian horse and now our life and passion is the Arabian horse. We live on a horse farm in Pilot Point, Texas and actively show and attend 8 - 10 shows per year. We are both very active volunteers in the Arabian community. Becky leads the Wine Walk and Wednesday Evening events for the Arabian Horsemen's Distress Fund at US Nationals and I am Treasurer of AHA. We generally spend approximately 120 days/year away from home, following our passion.
I am a self-employed professional horsewoman. In 1969 my husband and I built our current facility. We have owned and operated this public stable since that time. We have shown or coached Arabians and Half-Arabians to Top Ten or better at IAHA National Shows in Western Pleasure, Pleasure Driving, Ladies Side Saddle, Native Costume, Equitation and English Pleasure. We continue to pasture board horses; however, we have discontinued active show participation as exhibitors due to the time constraints of other duties and volunteer activities.
I currently serve as a Show Manager for two shows and I work for a Horse Show Video Company as a camera operator. I also judge a variety of horse shows each year in various breeds. I hold USEF licenses in, Arabian, Morgan, National Show Horse, and Western. I also am a licensed American Miniature Horse Association Judge as well as a Pinto Horse Association Judge.
I have been very active in local and national club activities for a variety of breeds. In 1964 I organized the Indiana Half-Arabian Horse Club in Indiana and served as president of that organization in 1964-65 and 1974.I served as President of the Indiana Arabian Horse Club for 5 years 1980-81-82-83-84. Furthermore, I have served on countless committees and boards in various positions for the various horse and all-breed horse clubs in Indiana over the past 30 + years.
I have attended International Arabian Horse Association Conventions as a delegate or IAHA member since 1973. I have served on the IAHA National Championships and Regional Classes Committee, Professional Horseman Committee, Annual Convention Planning, Show Department Advisory, and the Education and Evaluation Commission. I served as the IAHA Region 13 Director for nine years. Currently I serve as the Arabian Horse Association Secretary. I am also a life member of the Indiana Arabian Horse Club and a Life Member of AHA.
cynthia m richardson
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
I grew up in Colorado at a time when you either rode a horse or a bicycle. Since it is hard to get attached to a single speed bike, horses were the obvious answer for me.
I purchased my first horse at the age of 12 and my first Arabian at age 18, when I started training professionally. I have been a continuous member of IAHA/AHA since 1971 and acquired my judge's card in 1985. I have judged many regional and National shows as well as judging internationally.
Over the years I've completed thousands of hours of volunteer work for my local club through the Regional and National levels. I am the only volunteer that has been awarded the President's Award, Director's Award and the National Volunteer Award.
I believe strongly in team work - together everyone achieves more. The love of our incredible breed has built a community of wonderful, dedicated people whose responsibility it is to ensure we protect and nurture our horses for generations to come.