The GHJA is always in need of dedicated volunteers to help with our committees. Below is a list and description of the current official and ad hoc committees. Each group welcomes fresh faces to rotate and expand its membership. Since we are a volunteer organization, we draw on our talented members to fill these rolls.
The dedication and commitment by our volunteers, is the spine of our organization. To request additional information about one or more of the committees, please contact any of the Board members listed, or the Executive Secretary. We look forward to working with you!
Hearing Committee (elected)
Hears protests and charges in connection with alleged violations of the GHJA Rules. This committee consists of 5 members each with a two year elected term.
Members: Bill Emmett, Karen Hood, Julie Mohr, Katherine Paul and Sunny Stevens
Rules and Regulations Committee Review rule change suggestions; present proposals to the Board and the membership; edit rulebook for publication.
Members: Debby Bandy, Roger Brown, Bill Emmett, Karen Hood
Show Standards Committee Review and approve show sanction applications; assist and advise show management as prescribed by the rules; monitor feedback from the shows and recommend penalties for rule violations. The Judges Subcommittee now comes under the direct advisement of this Committee.
Chairperson: Doug Prusso
Stewards Committee Appointed each year by the President. Members of this committee must be a current steward.
Chairperson: Debby Bandy
Members: All stewards
Nominating Committee Recommend senior member candidates to run for election to the Board of Directors, verify qualifications, submit candidates biographies and election instructions for publication and coordinate January election at GHJA Annual Membership Meeting.
Chairman: Barbara Macon
Members: Karen Hood
Banquet Committee Arrange for all aspects of the Year End Awards Banquet held in January.
Chairman: Cathy Coffey
GHJA Horse Show Finals Produce and budget the local Grand Finale Horse Show in November.
Chairperson: Cheryl Sims
Members: Margaux Casey, Cathy Coffey, Katherine Paul
Education Committee To maximize resources to emphasize safety, promote riding excellence and encourage educational opportunities. This committee includes the following subcommittees: Grants (Scholarships), GHJA Riders Showcase, Safety, and General Education.
Chairperson: Kathy Jones
Sponsorship Committee Seeks business sponsorships on a yearly basis; set levels and prices of sponsorships and coordinates with the Horse Show Committee for Horse Show sponsorships.
Chairperson: Kelly Sims & Cathy Coffey
Members: Cari Roknick
Hospitality Committee - Hospitality is responsible for communication efforts between Committees and Sponsors. This would include most correspondence at the request of the Board or the Committee Chairs.
Chairperson: Diane Maloney
Juniors Committee This Committee run by Juniors, is responsible for special Equitation events, fundraising for worthy causes and to help broaden the involvement of Juniors in the GHJA.