Roles and Responsibilities of the Members’ Committee:
Anna Beal, Chair
Anna has been a dressage show chairperson for several USEF/USDF rated shows in California. She has owned an assortment of horses for 43 years, been a member of CDS, USDF and USEF. By profession Anna is a land surveyor and currently works in Long Beach.
After studying Art and Business Barb studied animal science at Cal Poly and later was one of only two per year accepted into the Equine Reproduction/Animal Science post graduate program at UC Davis. She attended her first KWPN Stallion Show in 1995, and has also attended stallion offspring inspections. From 1996-1998 she shadow-judged in Holland under the guidance of Gert van der Veen.
Julie Ballard Haralson
Occupation: Internal and Emergency Board Certified Physician. Practices Emergency Medicine and is a member of the Board of Directors of Peachtree Emergency Physicians.
Julie has been a member since 1992. Has participated in annual meetings and hosted keuringen since then. She has bred four Inspection Site top foals with the KWPN NA and has had multiple First Premiums. She participates in keuring, sponsors awards, and promotes the KWPN with her own horses.
Julie breeds, rides dressage and has shown hunters, jumpers, event horses, and dressage sport horse breeding (USDF Bronze and Silver medalist). She was the Chief Medical Officer of the Equestrian Venue at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Member of the American Medical Equestrian Association which set standard for medical care at equestrian events. Chairman for the US Eventing Association Safety Committee, and USEF Safety Committee.
She and her husband own Haralson Farms in Newnan Georgia and breeds Dutch and German Warmblood horses for dressage, show jumping and the hunter ring. Haralson Farms has been ranked as one of the top ten breeders in the US for both Hunter and Dressage Breeding. In 2007 she was the 4th ranked USDF Sport Horse Breeder, with the top ranked weanling colt and filly. She is currently working toward obtaining her Hunter Breeding Judge license with USEF.
Cheryl is a new member having just purchased her first registered KWPN horse. As manager of the Prima Equestrian, she has been involved with the keuring process the past five years.
Cheryl has served 2 terms on the Executive Board of Toronto CADORA, a volunteer based executive team dedicated to educating amateur riders and owners to all the aspects of dressage. She has also volunteered at CARD (Community Association for Riding for the Disabled).
Cheryl is a Senior Project Manager for Bell Canada in the IT system development organization. Her knowledge and IT skills have already benefited the organization. She recently volunteered to provide the KWPN-NA technical advice during a meeting with the KWPN in Holland regarding the breeding data base. She is a team player and has a total commitment to providing her best energies to benefit the KPWN-NA membership.
Cheryl rides, shows, manages the Prima Equestrian keurings.
Valerie imports, sells and competes on Dutch horses. She is currently competing at Prix St. George level on her Dutch mare. She has bred a premium foal and has successfully completed an IBOP. Valerie has completed the USDF L program (learner judge program) and is enrolled in the USDF judges’ program. She is a member of the SCDCTA (South Carolina Dressage and Combined Training Association), USEF, USDF and GDCTA. She has hosted schooling shows, judges competitions, gives lessons and teaches clinics. She is currently on the board of SCDCTA.
Besides her equestrian skills, Valerie is an English major, has good writing skills, and would like increase networking among the members.
Valerie wants to find ways to promote and increase awareness of the Dutch sporthorse. She thinks it is important to educate members about the influence of different bloodlines and how it pertains to performance.