The NRHA Executive Committee and Board of Directors are responsible for managing the business of the association and for representing the best interests of its members and the Association as a whole.
For this year’s elections, one 2017-2018 Southeast Regional Director seat is set to be filled by a vote of members to be held October 1 – November 1. The two members nominated by affiliates for this year’s elections are Jesse Chase and Shannon Rafacz. More information on these candidates can be found below to help you determine how to cast your vote.
How do I vote? Who can vote?
Eligible voting members in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina are encouraged to look in the Members Only section of nrha.com or to page 140 of the September NRHA Reiner magazine for voting details. Additionally, Southeast region members have either received an email or postcard reminder, depending on what contact information they have provided to NRHA. NRHA PIN information as of September 1, 2016 will be needed to access online voting. To retrieve this information or to get more information on voting, please contact Christa Morris-Stone (firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-946-7400, ext. 105).
Please note that Associate, Youth and joint/corporate members are not eligible to vote.
Southeast Regional Director (Seats Open for Election: 1 / Term: 2017-2018)
Jesse Chase • Wendell, North Carolina
Jesse Chase is a lifetime member of the NRHA and has also been an NRHA judge for the last thirteen years. Jesse earned a degree in 1994 in Equine Science and Management from Morrisville State College in New York and since then has been building himself a solid business and reputation along the east coast within the reining industry.
He owns and operates his farm with his wife and three sons, Jesse Chase Performance Horses, just outside of Raleigh in Wendell, North Carolina. Jesse has close to twenty years of experience in training, colt breaking and coaching people of all levels in the reining discipline. (READ MORE HERE)
Shannon Rafacz • Citra, Florida
Hello, fellow members. Like many of you, I started in NRHA as a competitor and fell in love with the challenge, the horse, the people and the competition. It has always been “For the Love of the Game.” I am seeking re-election to my Southeast Regional Director seat for 2017 and 2018. I LOVE my role within the NRHA board and I am asking that you vote to let me continue my work with committees, task forces and board representation! As many of you know, our board structure has changed and the regions only have space for one representative. I want to be your representative!
I rode my first reiner in 1987, which means I have grown up in NRHA. I tend to speak about NRHA and family in the same sentence because for me it really has been. (READ MORE HERE)