Meet the Candidates

This year, four Director positions are up for election to ESAHA’s Board of Directors.  This year’s candidates are:

NicoleNicole Wynne Bartholomew — Nicole is Barn Manager for RGB Training and Sales located in Skaneateles, NY, and is employed as Parts Manager with DJ Gincola Exports, Inc. She and her daughters currently own and exhibit an Arabian and Half-Arabian in multiple disciplines. As a member of ESAHA’s board Nicole says she will work to “promote the Arabian shows, increase attendance, add classes and demonstrations of interest, and possibly introduce one day shows. I want to incorporate my management skills and make this board and association profitable for the continuation and future of the Arabian horse.”

NYRU executive director Bruce Carpenter (Sentinel photo by John Clifford)Bruce Carpenter — Bruce and his wife Cindy currently own and operate Watching Hawk Arabians in Rome, NY. He has been involved with the breeding, showing, promotion and sales of Arabians for over 20 years. Bruce is currently a member of ESAHA’s Board of Directors. He also serves on the Region 16 Sport Horse committee and National AHA committee for Hunter/Jumpers. Bruce says, “I bring to the Board a lifetime of experience in both the profit and non -profit sector of business operations.  I am committed to the future of the Empire State Arabian Horse Club and will do my best to ensure prosperity and for future generations.”

SparkyandJasminJasmin Kenny — Jasmin has been a member of ESAHA for 15 years, competing in multiple disciplines as a junior and adult amateur. She holds a Masters in equine exercise physiology and nutrition, and is employed with Fairmount Animal Hospital. As a member of ESAHA’s board, Jasmin says that, in addition to her “many business related skills such as marketing, networking and social media… I feel my passion for the Arabian horse and its breed awareness, especially on a local level, would bring a fresh, energetic dynamic to the ESAHA.”

ShelleyShelley White — Shelley has been a member of ESAHA for 25+ years, showing in multiple disciplines. She current competes in the Sport Horse division at Arabian and open shows for dressage, in-hand and working hunter. Shelley is a current member of ESAHA’s Board of Directors also serves on the National AHA Sport Horse committee. For ESAHA, Shelley supported development of the club’s new website and coordinated the 2014 Western Dressage clinic. Going forward, she says, “I’d like to highlight our diversity and work towards bringing in new members, especially youth. I’m interested in expanding our activities, to have fun and try new things, even outside our traditional Arabian activities.”

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