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Region 14 Club
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Board Members
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Emergency Preparedness Plan


Executive Committee
Sherri Lewis (Term Exp. 12/31/13)
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

Matthew Herder (Term Exp. 12/31/13)

2720 Peebles Road
Troy, Ohio 45373
937-335-2858 (Home)
210-896-0296 (Cell)

Secretary, Sizzler Chair
Sharon Hanks
Term Exp. 12/2014

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


Denise Mealy (Term Exp. 12/31/13)
Denise Mealy was elected OVAHA's Treasurer for 2010. Denise owns her own graphic design and website business, Artistic Inspirations, L.L.C. in Tipp City, Ohio. As a child, Denise owned a Half Arabian/Tennessee Walker gelding. Five years ago, she purchased Princess, a Tennessee Walker. She and her husband, Paul have enjoyed trail riding with the OVAHA members ever since. Three ago, they discovered that Princess was pasture bred to an Arabian. Their Half Arabian, Ivory Coast Baron will be a three-year old on 2/1/10. Denise and Paul love trail riding and have become friends with many of the OVAHA members. Suzy Zech kindly gave Denise her gelding, Keister so she and her husband can ride together. This family has now become serious owners of Half Arabians! Denise thought it would be a good idea to become a member of OVAHA. Denise enjoys being an active and supportive member of OVAHA as Treasurer.

5445 S. St. Rt. 202
Tipp City, Ohio 45371
937-669-5003 (Home)
937-877-0909 (Cell)

Board of Directors
Mark Ross
Term Exp. 12/2014

9105 State Route 781
Peebles, Ohio 45660
937-587-5069 (Home)
937-245-1472 (Cell)

Pamela Brooks
Term Exp. 12/2013

920 Mead Road
Bellbrook, Ohio 45305
937.376.1872 (Home)
Tammi Dawson
Term Exp. 12/2014

5541 Medinah Drive, Apartment D
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
614-306-1346 (Cell)

Larry Kineer
Term Exp. 12/31/13

I was introduced to the Arabian breed over 50 years ago. I bought my first horse, a half-Arabian filly, for $120. I showed in halter for a number of years particularly on what was known as the Central States Horse Show circuit. I never rode in the show ring until I was about 45 and had a nice western pleasure gelding, so was encouraged to show him. I took a Top Five in Region 13 with him, and had no trainer at the time. I went by myself and showed by myself. The Judge was Peter Cameron. I have shown over the years a lot since. I have ridden western, saddle seat, and most recently hunt seat. I am proud of the fact that I bred and raised a colt that went on to be a Regional champion, multiple Top Five winner, and a Top Ten U.S. Nationals winner. I still do some riding and enjoy being with my friends in the Arabian horse world.

PO Box 685
Dayton, Ohio 45414

Kristin Herder

Linda Laufer
Term Exp. 12/2014

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)


Kristin Herder
Term Exp. 12/31/13

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 currently competes in Hunter Pleasure, Show Hack and Country English Pleasure on her half-Arabian mare, Hey Good Look-N. Kristin received her undergrad in International Business in 1997 and earned an International MBA in 2002. Kristin is a Major in the US Air Force and an Instructor of Acquisitions Management for the Air Force Institute of Technology. Kristin and her husband Matt started Herder Arabians when they graduated college in 1997 and have been successfully breeding and showing ever since. Kristin and Matt just completed the build of their barn and indoor arena on their farm in Troy, Ohio. See it on their Herder Arabians LLC Facebook page.

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

Kristin Herder

Committee Chairs

Joseph & Joanie Subler

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

Tammy Hawkey & Kari Lampe
Adult High Point

5467 E. SR 41
Troy, Ohio 45373
937-239-8028 (Tammy Cell)
937-216-7691 (Kari Cell)
tiaraarabs@aol.com (Tammy email)
lumpylam@aol.comu (Kari emailmail)

Becky Pitcock
Membership Secretary

Claire Brooks Williams
Youth High Point

790 Billman Road
New Madison, Ohio 45346
765-914-2186 (Cell)

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