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.
Speed Ring Announcer - Karen McClung
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 2021 show season. I look forward to continuing to build a happy, safe atmosphere for families to come and enjoy showing their horses.
I started riding horses at age 10, my first horse was a high-spirited Arabian named Babes. Throughout the years I have participated in many different types of speed events, multiple parades, and enjoy trail riding. I am a Navy veteran and have lived in every corner of the United States until we ended up here in Maryland. I enjoy sharing the joy of horses and horse riding with my daughters and my husband. I have been a member of the CCWC for a couple years and am glad to be able to help and bring a fresh view as this years Speed Ring Steward!
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 2021 CCWC board. We are looking forward to an amazing year of fun shows and making new memories!
Speed Ring Secretary - Valerie Miller
Vice President - Dina Sharpe
Speed Ring Steward - Michelle Niedermaier
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 2021 CCWC Board and look forward to family fun, beautiful grounds and good people.
President - Jessica Millard
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!
Treasurer - Debbie Worrell
Carroll County Western Circuit