This will be Lori's second year participating with CCWC. Last year she enjoyed watching her granddaughter, Cadence and her friend Sierra compete and really improve as the show season went on! They are hooked! She hopes to be riding her new horse Makita this season! 30+ years ago, when she lived in Oregon, she was very involved in several gaming and showing clubs so she is rekindling that love and hoping to help this club grow. As the "new comer", she doesn't know all the people that are involved in this industry here so she has a lot to learn but is looking forward to meeting new people and just having fun! She does not have a "paying job" but is raising 2 of her 4 grand kids and is managing a small horse farm. She is really looking forward to a great show season in 2018!
Lauren has been involved with horses for over 7 years now and has never looked back. She started out her riding career competing in the hunter/jumper ring and then migrated to the western world and started competing in western pleasure, ranch pleasure, and now she spends all of her time running the rodeo trail and competing at local speed shows. Her equine partner in crime is a 9 year old AQHA registered buckskin Senors Handy Buck or otherwise known as "Austin". Her and Austin have been partners for a little over 3 years now and even though barrel racing is where their heart is, they still show in the english and ranch pleasure ring every now and again. Lauren started showing at CCWC 2 seasons ago and says it was the place that shaped her into the confident rider she is today. She says "CCWC has always been such a fun, supportive atmosphere for riders of all ages and disciplines to come together and remember why we got involved in this sport." As your new president she promises to continue to help CCWC grow to its full potential, while still keeping the same atmosphere that we all know and love. This club is so important to her and she wants more then anyone else for it to thrive. Thank you for trusting her and she looks forward to a great 2018 season!"
Treasurer - Chelsea Warner
Chelsea has loved and been involved with horses her entire life. She started out riding English, then switched to western. Her biggest dream came true thanks to a mare named Abby. Ever since I was a little girl all I wanted was a horse to call my own. When I was 13 years old I was surprised with Abby on Christmas morning, and we have been inseparable ever since. Her and I stared at ccwc doing halter and w/t barrels, our passion for competing only grew stronger from there. After participating at local shows and rodeos for several years now, she is going on 20yr old and is sadly retiring. I now have my quarter horse dually who I have raised since birth. For the past 13 years I have been apart of ccwc. Ccwc and all its members has helped me become more confident as a person and rider. I shall contribute in any way possible to ensure this club grows and thrives. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for all of us as ccwc!
Megan has owned and ridden horses her entire life. She started out riding western and did gaming and fun shows with her pony until she got Pleasant Honor for Christmas when she was 12. He was a New Holland rescue and she discovered he was a retired race horse as well. Megan and Honor have shown at most of all the local shows in the area. Their first show season at CCWC was last year. She is looking forward to a great 2018 in the pleasure ring.
Kim has been involved in the show scene her entire life. From 4-H to ApHC, now IBRA and CCWC. She has always been a versatility rider, competing in HUS, WP, hunterpaces, halter, jumpers, trail riding and now gaming. She will always love her "spots", though you will catch her competing with her solid Appaloosa, Waps Dun Struck Gold, aka Comanche. This year they can be found in both the "speed ring" and the English division. She loves the fact that Comanche will participate in whatever shenanigans she puts in front of him. Her main focus as VP is to make sure the that organization grows and provides a fun but yet competitive atmosphere for those who want to show but stay more local.
President: Lauren Copenhaver
Corresponding Secretary - Lori Cusick
Janet began riding at the age of 3. She was competing and fox hunting at age 5. She continued competing hunter/jumper through her teenage years including showing at the Washington International Horse Show, small pony hunters when she was 8. She also rode side saddle at The Washington International when she was 10 placing 4th out of 30. After a break in riding due to life changes she realized something was missing and purchased a new horse when in her 40’s. At this time she decided to try western riding and did some western pleasure, ranch pleasure and trail and is now focused on speed. Her partner is 9 year old APHA gelding, Reddy Rascal whom she has owned since he was born. Janet has been riding at CCWC for 2 seasons and enjoys the encouraging and supportive attitude of everyone at the shows. As an older and more nervous rider she appreciates the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the CCWC group. She is looking forward to being point’s secretary for the club and hopes to help the club grow.
Sandy has been around horses all her life. She showed horses when younger in all divisions but enjoyed the speed events the most. She is currently getting more involved with horse shows again because her daughter Lori has inherited her love for horses. She announced for the speed division in 2017 and hopes to continue to keep everything moving at a smooth and steady pace. She is looking forward to a great 2018 season.
Speed Ring Steward - Sandy McFarland
Chief Ring Steward - Jennifer Wilmot
Club Points Secretary - Janet Tinnin
Vice President - Kim Shifflett
Pleasure Ring Steward - Megan Lawrence
Jennifer has been involved with CCWC since early 2009 when she began to show her first Quarter Horse, Ima Daddys Big Gurl. Since then she has shown and owned two other show horses, most recently her pride and joy, Our Last Invitation aka Wyatt. Jenn was a Director at Large for a few years where she began to become more involved with the club. She was elected Vice President in 2015 and proudly took the nomination of President in 2016 and 2017 but has passed off the title for a change in scenery. Jenn is passionate about the club and what she can do for it. It has been a great experience to, to show, meet new folks, forge new friendships, share and encourage with each other. This club has done a lot for her and with a strong BOD on board the goals and ideas we have together, the future looks bright for Carroll County Western Circuit.
Directors At Large