I have always had a love for horses. As a child, my father and I would go to our local stable to enjoy trail rides. These are very fond memories for he and I both. So, when my daughter decided she wanted to learn to ride, I was elated. We found a local farm for lessons and this began her love affair with caring and riding her own horse! This also gave me the opportunity to share in this experience with her. Not only loving horses, but having a strong business background, it was an easy decision for me to step up to help the 2020 CCWC board. We are looking forward to an amazing year of fun shows and making new memories!
I was Born in Argentina and grew up in Buenos Aires. There was never to many horses in the city but I enjoyed visiting my uncle’s farm in the county every summer. It’s been 4 Wonderful years since I was introduced to the farm/horse world. I have had the chance to watch my daughter Mikayla learn and grow up with horses. It has turned her into a wonderful young lady. It has been amazing to see her bond with her horse Abby who she loves so very much. I love being a part of this wonderful equestrian family and I am really looking forward to a wonderful year with CCWC.
Speed Ring Secretary - Valerie Miller
Vice President - Dina Sharpe
Speed Ring Steward - Vanesa Shockey
I remember praying on my knees at about 5 years old for a pony. I bought my first pony on my own from a paper route job at 13 years old. We will just say 25+ years later and i'm still playing with ponies! I own The Pony Place in Mt. Airy. Birthday parties, a small lesson and lease program and an amazing bunch of kids dedicated to showing, keep me going! We LOVE to be safe, be smart, work hard and have fun!! I am super excited to be a part of the 2020 CCWC Board and look forward to family fun, beautiful grounds and good people.
President - Jessica Millard
I started riding at age 9 when my family moved to the New Market area from Montgomery County in 1978! I have loved horses ever since but haven't always had the opportunity to continue riding. When my daughter wanted to learn how to ride, I was more than happy to get her hooked on horses, too! Her very first show was at CCWC in 2015 and we are so glad to be involved with such a wonderful, family-friendly group of people. I'm looking forward to a great 2020 show season!
Pleasure Ring Steward - Jennifer Wilmot
This year celebrates 10 years that Jennifer has been involved with CCWC. She began showing back in 2009 with her first quarter horse "Ima Daddys Big Gurl" and continue to show with her other show horse "Gucci Gucci Goo" and now more recently the past few years with "Our Last Invitation" aka Wyatt. Jennifer has enjoyed being part of the club as an exhibitor, volunteer and serving in many leadership roles. She is very passionate about the club and what it has been able to do not only for her, but for many other exhibitors over the years. She has enjoyed seeing the infectious smiles that illuminate when people are in the show ring and giving it their best. The sense of community is a wonderful thing among the horse world especially the CCWC family!
Pleasure Ring Secretary - Kim Harmon
I was very blessed to grow up on a horse farm in Howard County, MD. Horses run in my family's blood. As a result, I now own my own farm, Sunset Valley Farm, LLK, located in Union Bridge, MD. I'm fortunate to raise my own children as well as teach other children/adults how to ride and love horses. I have been on the CCWC BOD in the past and am happy to be returning for the 2020 show season. I look forward to continuing to build a happy, safe atmosphere for families to come and enjoy showing their horses.
Carroll County Western Circuit
Treasurer - Debbie Worrell
An equestrian person I was not, in fact, I always felt that although horses are beautiful creatures they were also big and scary. Three years ago, my perception changed and my love for the equestrian community grew. My daughter, then 7 years old, told me she wanted to learn how to ride a horse. I signed her up for lessons and her first official horse show was at CCWC in 2015 where she performed lead line speed. Ever since that day WE were hooked. I'm very supportive, admire her love for animals and aim to help her grow and succeed in the equestrian arena. I am detailed oriented and very organized and look forward to serving as the Secretary for CCWC.