Contacts

2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Alison Gilham

alisongilham@gmail.com

Vice President: Colleen Kuust

ckuust@gmail.com

Secretary: Ann Craigascrai@aol.com

Treasurer: Becky Giacomazzi

becky@bgiacomazzi.com

Communications Director:  Janet Burns

jmburns470@molalla.net

Members at Large:

Candy WashburnM

Kelly Comm

ARENA DRIVING TRIALS

Organizer & Volunteer Coordinators:

Linda Thomas and Ann Craig

Secretary & Competitors Contact:

KristaTanner

gikld@hotmail,com 

BOARD MEMBER PROFILES

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Alison Gilham: President

Mykonos’ Mom

“In search of a trainer for my young Friesian to start driving 2 years ago, a friend advised me to attend an Arena Driving Trial. When I arrived at Linda and Norm Thomas’ facility and began to mingle, I was surrounded by friendly and supportive people who were passionate about their equines and were genuinely happy to meet a fellow enthusiast. I whispered to myself, “I have found My People!” Promoting the sport of driving to fellow horse owners and exposing horse lovers to our world is my personal mission.

I love the sport and one of my goals is to support Driving in the Northwest and that was the reason to get involved with Western Whips & Wheels. It’s main focus is to support drivers. I’m also on the CDE@Inavale Committee as volunteer coordinator and will be calling on our members to volunteer at events to keep the sport alive.”

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Wanda Walker: Vice President

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Ann Craig: Secretary

Ann Craig has had at least one or more horses in her life since a small child. “I grew up riding horses and competing in Jr. Rodeo in Colorado until 18.” When she came to Oregon in 1972 to attend college, the horses were out of sight, but not out of mind. After graduation and getting married, horses came back into her life. In 2000, Ann discovered the joys of miniature horses, and along with her daughter, spent several years showing in the AMHR breed shows, 4-H and high school EQ team. “A dream of mine has always been to drive a pair and then learn to drive a team.” She successfully competed 2 pairs of VSE last year at NW CDE’s, with her friend driving one and Ann driving the other pair. In 2010, the 4 were put together and are now being driven as a 4 in hand. “The journey has been incredible and members of WWW have been an influential support in this dream coming true.”

 

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Becky Giacomazzi: Treasurer

“I have a fjord who doesn’t drive and a miniature horse Chase who does.  Chase has been teaching me. I decided to join WWW in hopes that I would meet other people to learn from. I am a licensed CPA in Oregon, so the Treasure position seemed like a natural position for me to volunteer for”

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 Janet Burns

Communications Director

Members at Large: (Bios to follow)

Candy Washburn

Kelly Comm

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