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. Scott Armour, Susan Bowen, Jack Flowers, Julie Mohr, Katherine Paul
Rules and Regulations Committee Review rule change suggestions; present proposals to the Board and the membership; edit rulebook for publication. Chairperson: Meg Halloran
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: Kathy Fishman Members: Katherine Paul (secretary), Debby Bandy, Woody Dykers, Sunny Stevens
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:
Banquet Committee Arrange for all aspects of the Year End Awards Banquet held in January. Chairman: Lauren Kissel
GHJA Horse Show Finals Produce and budget the local Grand Finale Horse Show in November. Chairperson: Jay Sims & Karen Boysen
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: Megan Thiel
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:
PR/Sponsorship Committee PR/Sponsorship is involved with bringing in and maintaining sponsors for GHJA Chairperson: Bo Wagner
Technology Committee Technology is involved with the website, newsletters, and social media. Chairperson: Sami Malik