CLARK, Mo. – The Missouri Horse Council announced the 2022 Executive Committee Members at the Annual Meeting in Jefferson City on January 29, 2022.
Elected Executive Committee Members for 2022 include chairman Lynn Martin, DVM from Centralia representing MU College of Veterinary Medicine; vice chairman Becki Krueger from Kahoka representing Clark County Mule Festival; secretary Brenda Wasser from Foristell representing Wasser Farms; treasurer Melody Canote from Clark representing Sassy Ass Crafts; director Stacie Smith from Pilot Grove representing MidWest MuleFest; director Joe Eddy from Rocheport representing Missouri Quarter Horse Association; and director Susan Becklenberg from Leeton representing The BARN Therapeutic Riding Center. Sherry Copeland from Marshfield representing Back Country Horsemen of Missouri will serve as past chairman while Kelly Smith from Jefferson City representing Missouri Farm Bureau will continue to serve as advisor.
“All executive committee members have experience with the Missouri Horse Council and represent a wide range of equine organizations and businesses within Missouri. I’m excited to work with this team again in 2022 as the organization continues to expand,” said Martin.
The Annual Meeting was hosted at the Missouri Farm Bureau Home Office in Jefferson City. Attendees learned about the structure and function of the Missouri Horse Council and what the organization accomplished in 2021. There was a full slate of guest speakers with highlights including Joe and Justin Eddy, father-son duo with Missouri Quarter Horse Association, discussing ways to invest in our youth, and Julie Broadway, president of the American Horse Council, sharing national-level equine industry issues.
The Missouri Horse Council was established in 2019 with the purpose of providing a unified voice for Missouri’s equine organizations and businesses. The Missouri Horse Council is a coalition of organizations. Members can and should include breed associations, show associations, industry trade groups, and equine-related businesses and entities. The benefits are numerous, including a stronger voice in economic development initiatives, promoting equine education, improving communication of health threats, and providing a unified voice in political advocacy.
— Missouri Horse Council