Articles: Press Release
National Hunter Jumper Council Announces Zone Chairman & Vice
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The National Hunter/Jumper Council has completed the elections for chairman
and vice chairman of the four newly elected zone committees. The new
committees for Zones 1, 4, 9 and 11 will serve three year terms. Following
the general committee election, the new committee members then voted for a
chairman and vice chairman. The results are as follows:
Joe Dotoli - Chairman
Carol Molony - Vice Chairman
John Rush, III - Chairman
Sue Ashe - Vice Chairman
John Turner - Chairman
Dianne Johnson - Vice Chairman
Paul Gagnon - Chairman
Sally White - Vice Chairman
The chairman and vice chairman of each zone serve on the NHJC Board of
Governors. Zone committees are charged with representing the interests and
needs of hunter/jumper members in their zones. By encouraging strong
geographic representation, the Council can ensure that different regions of
the country are well represented.
The new committees for Zones 1, 4, 9 and 11 take office September 1, 2000.
Zone committees are required to hold at least four zone meetings a year, two
open forums, communicate to their members, appoint zone representatives to
NHJC national committees, conduct zone finals and an awards banquet, and
develop programs of interest to constituents of their zone. A complete list
of the newly elected committee members is available on the NHJC website at
This year the NHJC assumed a greater role in conducting elections for zone
committees, and the elections were completed on schedule. As part of the
Council's move to fulfill its responsibility as the official affiliate
organization of the AHSA for the hunter/jumper sport, the AHSA Board of
Directors approved the Council conducting the hunter/jumper elections.
The National Hunter/Jumper Council is the official hunter/jumper discipline
organization of the American Horse Shows Association. As such, the NHJC
seeks to represent the interests of all hunter/jumper competitors, horse
shows, and organizations in the United States.
The NHJC is divided into 12 geographic zones, with the chairmen and
vice-chairmen from each zone serving on the Council's Board of Governors.
Each chairman of the six AHSA hunter/jumper discipline committees serves
also, rounding out the 30 member governing board.
In addition, the NHJC has many other committees dealing with specific
issues relevant to the hunter/jumper sport such as education, grass roots,
stewards, judges, show management, show standards, drugs and medications,
young rider and junior jumper championships, and planning.
The NHJC is also committed to communicating with its hunter/jumper
constituency through a variety of media, including "Horse Show" magazine, the
NHJC website (www.nhjc.org), and its
quarterly newsletter "The Council
Connection". For more information, contact Marnye Elliott, Director of