Two trainers and two non-pro riders have been elected to the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Board of Directors. As members of the NRCHA Board, they will help guide the association in 2020.
The Pilot Point, Texas-based association announced Thursday, Jan. 30, voters had selected Paul Bailey, Todd Bergen, Diane Edwards and Jon Roeser to the Board for 2020.
Bailey, of Sparta, Tennessee, is a non-pro rider who has served on the NRCHA board for seven years, including as the association’s vice president.
Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Bergen also will be returning to the board, previously serving as president and currently the co-chairperson of the show committee.
NRCHA Hall of Famer and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Jon Roeser, of Kuna, Idaho, has devoted his professional career to the growth, integrity and success of the organization.
NRCHA Non-Pro Committee Chairperson Diane Edwards, of Maple Valley, Washington, was also re-elected. In addition to riding, Edwards also is an owner and breeder of reined cow horses.
The four newly elected officers, along with Trey Neal and Frank Prisco, Jr., ran for the four open spots on the association’s Board of Directors. Members of the NRCHA had until Jan. 6 to postmark their ballots addressed to the accounting firm Ripley Doorn & Company, of Nampa, Idaho.
Positions that will remain in office for 2020: Dr. Joe Carter, Todd Crawford, Corey Cushing, Amanda Gardiner, Boyd Rice, Dan Roeser, Jake Telford and Cayley Wilson.
The board of directors consists of 12 elected and appointed members. The NRCHA board of directors will meet in Fort Worth, Texas, before the start of the Celebration of Champions, to elect officers (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer) and Executive Committee members. At the conclusion of officer elections, the new president may appoint up to four additional board members they feel would best represent the general membership and uphold the goals and values of the association.
Following the February board meeting, a complete list of officers will be available at NRCHA.com.
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