Tiffany Weitzel 2013 MQHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS I have worked full time for MQHA since 2001.
I am the youngest of four Thome girls that my parents raised on a small farm in Comstock Park.
I have been involved with horses my entire life, starting out with spending every waking moment with my own horses and then graduating to working at horse farms with my sister.
We rode training horses of every breed, started and fixed race horses, reprogrammed race horses for second careers and of course, showed on the MQHA circuit many years ago.
I reentered the Quarter Horse world when I took a job with Tom Powers where I was involved in the inception of the Yearling Longe Line class and the birth of the Triple Challenge Futurities and the Triple Challenge Stallion Trust.
My job evolved from this to managing horse shows for MQHA and then eventually to this job.
Along the line, I traded in my horses for kids.
I am married and we have four wonderful boys.
Two of them live in Anchorage, AK, and are doing very well with their schooling and careers.
One of our boys now lives locally, is married and is an airline pilot.
The last one of our boys has just recently graduated from tech school with the Air Force and will be relocating soon to California.
I am officially now an “empty nester” and working to adjust to my new role! My family is my life and away from my job, I spend as much time as I can at our little lake front home or on wonderful vacations with my husband.
I have been blessed with a wonderful family who is incredibly supportive of this crazy life I have chosen to lead.
I have a job that I enjoy that includes a horse show family that I cherish.
I am also fortunate to have a very committed Board of Directors and wonderful people including Aschelle VanZandt, Andi Knapp, Pam DeGraaf, Cindy Couturier and Amy Hartwig to work with regularly. Kris Woroniecki 2013 MQHYA BOARD OF DIRECTORS Michelle McDowell Youth President I am a Senior at Wayland Union High School.
This year I was thrilled to be elected as President of the MQHYA.
This is my third year showing with MQ, however last year was the first year I showed my mare MillionDollarDetails (aka Paris). 2012 was one of the most exciting years of my life, and the highlights included representing Michigan at the Youth World Show in HUS, Showmanship, and Equitation and at the Congress on the NYATT team in HUS.
I was proud to place 9th, and our awesome team went on to place 9th overall in the competition! I also placed Top Ten in NY HUS, and was a finalist in Y HUS there.
Paris and I are looking forward to working hard at our new goals in 2013.
Additionally, I plan on attending Grand Valley State University in the fall, and hopefully ride on their equestrian team.
Good luck to everyone, and I look forward to seeing what the youth can accomplish this year! Sasha Glover Youth Vice President I am a junior at We b b e r v i l l e H i g h School.
I am part of National Honor Society and Future Farmers of America (FFA).
I am an active member at my schools student council.
I love being busy and love trying to think of new and better ideas.
I have been involved with horses for 9 years.
I owned a paint mare named Patches for 5 years and continue to actively ride.
Along with riding, I give lessons at Northfork Farms in Webberville, MI.
I have been with Michigan Quarter Horse for 3 years now and just love working with the association and all the wonderful people.
I look forward to meeting so many new and great people and also seeing what great things that MQHYA.
Hope to see you around at the shows. Aubrey Shea Videtich Youth Reporter I am a senior at Rockford High School.
In the fall, I will be attending Texas A&M University and riding horsemanship on their equestrian team.
Last year, I showed my horse, Sheas Soul Mate in the youth allaround events.
This is my second year as Reporter for MQHYA and I look forward to another great year! Please visit us online at www.miquarterhorse.com for more Youth Bios and Photos! What delight to back the flying steed that challenges the wind for speed! – seems native more of air than earth! – whose burden only lends them fire! Whose soul in his task, turns labor into sport! Who makes your pastime his! I sit him now! He takes away my breath – He makes me reel! I touch not earth – I see not – hear not – all is ecstacy of motion! James Sheridan Knowles www.MIQuarterHorse.com MQHA Journal • April 2013 • 00
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