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Executive Committee

Sherri Lewis
Sherri was born to parents whom bred and raised Shetland show ponies. In 1982 she married a "city boy". Longing to own horses again, she bought her husband their first Arabian for his birthday. How could he turn down such an exotic gift?! 15 years later, they own 4 purebred Arabian Mares, 2 Half-Arabian mares, and a Saddle bred mare. Soon it was decided that Amore Arabians needed its own exquisite breeding stallion. After an exhausting search, (and kissing many frogs,) the family purchased kind, big-hearted Romeo V from famed breeder Sheila Varian. Gordon and Sherri look forward to the show season and wish all a healthy, happy year.

2750 Beckett Street
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
513-934-1031 (Home)
513-335-3611 (Cell)

Vice President

Kristin Herder

Kristin has been involved with horses, mainly Arabian, her entire life. From Welsh ponies and Arabians in elementary school to junior high where she joined a riding team in Virginia where she evented/showed hunter jumpers, mainly thoroughbreds and warm bloods. She has competed in Hunter Pleasure and Show Hack but is currently focused on HA Country English Pleasure on her half-Arabian gelding, High Cotton NNW and HA English Pleasure/Park with WP Gold Boom.

Kristin received her undergrad in International Business in 1997 and earned an International MBA in 2002. Kristin retired from the US Air Force in July 2017 and is now a senior Project Manager for Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.

Kristin and her husband Matt started Herder Arabians when they graduated college in 1997 and have been successfully breeding and showing ever since. Kristin, Matt, and AnnaLee have three half Arabians, one purebred filly, and AnnaLee’s miniature pony, Rosie. See them on Herder Arabians LLC Facebook page.

PO Box 685
Troy, Ohio 45373
937.335.2858 (Home)
210.896.0294 (Cell)


Sharon Hanks
I have been the Secretary for OVAHA since Dec 2007. I have had a love of horses my whole life. My love for Arabians was founded when I was a young girl and read all of the Walter Farley “Black Stallion” books. I didn't have horses growing up, but caught rides on friends’ and families’ horses wherever and whenever I could, and took lessons every chance I got. For college PE I took jumping at OSU for two quarters. I finally got to be the proud owner of my own horse in February 1999, when I purchased BJ Star Bright, a purebred Arabian mare. Later the half-Arabian mare Summer Skies came into my life. We showed together for several years, before retiring her. Sadly Summer Skies passed away in 2015. I also own a half-Arabian gelding, TD After Shock. Through the years I've rode western, hunt, and English. I was also the show manager for the OVAHA Summer Sizzler, Class A show, for three years.

PO Box 685
1090 Blue Jay Dr
Enon, OH 45323



Pamela Knox-Gollahon

906 Golden Beech Drive
Brookville, Ohio 45309

Board of Directors

Cassie Greutman

12510 Road 24
Scott, Ohio 45886

Laraine Hune

5949 S. Tecumseh Road
Springfield, Ohio 45502

Trv-Lyn Matta

15947 Kiefer Road
Germantown, Ohio 45327

Linda Laufer

My hometown is Troy, Ohio, and I currently live in Eaton, Ohio. I've been involved with Arabian horses since 1977. I own and show a Half-Arabian/NSH mare named CA Marissa in halter and country pleasure. I'm also a member and director in OHAHA and MNSHA, as well as a life member of AHA. In addition, I'm a 4-H horse advisor, and was a 4-H member for nine years ... showing against David Cusac, Tammy Hawkey, Julie Puckett, and Liz Wright Moore. I was also a member of CSHSA in the early 1980's. Those were some of the best horse shows! To fund my horse habit, I teach third grade. This is my 22nd year of teaching. When I retire, I plan on continuing to show whenever and wherever!

430 Sycamore Drive
Eaton, Ohio 45320
937-456-4599 (Home)
937-239-3601 (Cell)


Sara Siemon

931 Lower Valley Pike
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344

Melanie Nuse

4463 Flory Road
West Alexandria, Ohio 45381

Committee Chairs

Joseph & Joanie Subler

324 Meadowgrove Drive
Englewood, Ohio 45322
937-902-1048 (Joe Cell)
937-902-1053 (Joanie Cell)

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