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    The Oregon Horse Country Board of Directors is comprised of 7-11 volunteer leaders from within our membership.  Terms are 3 years and any Oregon Horse Country member in good standing may apply for an open position.  The Board votes on a President, Vice President, and Treasurer annually from within its members.  The Board oversees the activities and programs of Oregon Horse Country and provides the staff direction. 


    Ed Hamilton, Oregon Horse Country Board Member PRESIDENT: Ed Hamilton, COUNTRY Financial (term ends 2020)

    Ed grew up in Texas with farming and ranching as his backdrop.  With a father that was a farrier for larger breeds, Ed was surrounded by Persherons roaming the property!  His brother and he were rodeo cowboys through high school and college.  Owning quarter horses was natural for the family in the ranch rich area of central/west Texas the family grew up.  Ed has lived in all 4 corners of the US now that he moved to the Pacific Northwest 3 years ago and is proud to have his attachment to COUNTRY Financial, a company that has express roots in the farming and ranching communities!

    Melodie Holliday, Oregon Horse Country Board of Directors VICE PRESIDENT: Melodie Holliday, Individual member (term ends 2019)
    Melodie resides in Central Oregon with her husband and her beautiful Appaloosa.  She is active in the Alfalfa Area Horse Club, Oregon Equestrian Trails - Central Oregon Chapter, and Oregon Trail Appaloosa Horse Club. 
    Gay Adams TREASURER:  Gay Adams (term ends 2018)

    Gay Adams is a volunteer with over 30 years in the horse industry.  For most of those years she has been an active member and served on the Board of Directors of the Morgan Horse Association of Oregon (MHAO) as a Board Director, a Vice President, and/or as the Chair of various Committees.  Gay is currently Committee Chair for the MHAO Stallion Service Auction and the MHAO Breeder’s Cup Futurity and represents MHAO on the Advisory Board of Oregon Horse Country.  As Secretary of the Far West Board of Directors, Gay’s duties are spelled out in the Far West By-Laws and include attending board meetings, recording the minutes for the board meetings, sending notices as required, and voting on board decisions.  She has also volunteered to assist with fund raising for the show.

     Kathy Hall, Oregon Horse Country Board of Directors PAST PRESIDENT:  Kathy Hall, Kathryn A. Hall PC (term ends 2018)

    Kathy is a native Oregonian, who began riding ponies at the age of seven. As a junior high and high school student, Kathy competed successfully on the "A" Circuit throughout the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia in the hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions. In 1996, Kathy purchased the first of two Hanoverian fillies, both of whom went on to become national champions.  For more than a decade, Kathy has judged several Oregon Hunter Jumper Association-sanctioned horse shows a year. She is also currently working toward her Steward's license from the United States Equestrian Federation.  Kathy is an active member of the United States Equestrian Federation, United States Hunter Jumper Association, American Hanoverian Society, Oregon Hunter Jumper Association, and the United States Dressage Federation. Kathy is also a former member and board member of the Northwest Sport Horse Breeders Association.  Kathy is married with a young daughter. In addition to spending time with her family and horses, she enjoys bicycling, gardening, and swimming.

    Pat FitzGerald, Oregon Horse Country Board of Directors Patrick FitzGerald, FitzGerald Farms (term ends 2020)
    Patrick is the owner of FitzGerald Farms in Yamhill, Oregon and FitzGerald Corrals, a licensed regional distributor for WW Systems.  FitzGerald Farms itself hosts boarding, training, and lessons.
    Teal Shoop, Oregon Horse Country Board of Directors Teal Shoop, Sterling Essentials (term ends 2020)
    Teal was raised in Leavenworth, Washington where she developed a great appreciation for the outdoors, agriculture, and the land. Although Teal caught the horse bug and began riding at a young age, it wasn’t until later in life that she was able to make horses and riding a significant part of her life. As an engineer and professional project manager for a decade, Teal has always worked to fit riding into her schedule. After relocating from Savannah, Georgia to Oregon over six years ago, Teal has been able to more seriously pursue her passion for horses and riding. She currently owns a beautiful Canadian Sporthorse and enjoys working with him in hunter and equitation disciplines. Teal’s passion for horses has also lead her to an entrepreneurial career. A few years ago, Teal co-founded Sterling Essentials, LLC in order to develop and launch a line of gentle, natural, essential oil powered leather care products specifically for equestrians. When not riding herd on her small business, Teal enjoys spending time with her husband, training with her horse, and gardening.
     Catherine Ulrey  Catherine Ulrey, HomeWithHorseSense.com (term ends 2018)
    Catherine loves to help people buy or sell their horse property.  A licensed real estate agent since 1997,  she started to notice how many horse owners she was selling property for and decided to create a website to focus on that market.  The site, HomesWithHorseSense.com launched in 2009.  It's been a combination of work and play every since. While she grew up around horses, she never owned one until 2000.  Since then she has foaled out 2 amazing Warmbloods, both compete in the Oregon Dressage Society.  She personally enjoys trail riding and horse camping with her Friesian, Violet.  If there is any time left in the day after real estate and horses, she enjoys vegetable gardening and reading a good book.
      Sherri Williams, Dodge Creek Stables (term ends 2020)






































    Oregon Horse Country Staff Brandi Hereford

    Brandi Ebner, IOM, Executive Director –971-224-5879 or Brandi@OregonHorseCountry.com
    Brandi was raised in Prineville, OR around rodeos, roping, barrel racing, and western horse shows.  She spent 5 years as the Exhibit and Event Director at the Benton County Fairgrounds, where she coordinated multiple rodeos and agriculture events in addition to many aspects of the annual county fair.  During that time she attended Oregon State University and graduated with a degree in Agriculture with minors in Agriculture Business and Communications.  An Event Planner at heart, but also a strong business person, she joined the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce staff in September 2009 and became co-director of Oregon Horse Country in mid-2011.  In April 2013, she became the Director of the OHC program, as founder and co-Director Jennifer Johnson resigned to grow her personal business.  Brandi co-lead the split of OHC from the Wilsonville Chamber in late 2015, where she resigned to focus on OHC.  Brandi has enjoyed building OHC's membership benefits packages, assisting with promoting the equestrian industry in Oregon, and helping grow horse related events across Oregon.