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Members’ Committee

Carly Fisher (MA)

Chair

Occupation:  Professional Hunter/Jumper trainer, KWPN Breeder, and owns and operates Clarion Farm in Franklin, MA.

KWPN-NA activities: KWPN-NA member for 6 years. Attended 3 KWPN-NA annual meetings. Attended the KWPN Stallion Show in Holland in 2017. Hosted a keuring in 2014. Participated in 6 keurings with her KWPN horses. Received many first premiums and 3 Top 5 KWPN-NA awards.

Background:  Carly rode since the age of 8 and has owned horses since 11. She has trained and shown her own horses in MA and WI for the hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions. She spent her Jr years retraining off the track thoroughbreds as hunter/jumper show horses. She worked in Wellington starting as a groom and then moved up to Barn Manager and Assistant Trainer at a large show stable. She turned professional at 20 years old. Carly has worked and shown on both the East and West coasts. She has been at large shows including WEF, HITS Indio & Saugerties, Thunderbird Show Park, The Vermont Summer Festival, etc. She has owned and operated her own farm in Franklin, MA since 2006, offering a riding school, board and training services. She coaches at the Interscholastic and Intercollegiate levels, hosts an IEA Riding Team and coaches the Wheaton College Equestrian Team. Carly regularly clinics with top riders/trainers in both Dressage and Jumping. She plans on competing in dressage in the future.

Carly started her breeding program in 2013 for hunters and jumpers and recently expanded with a couple of dressage broodmares.

She shows her young horses in both USEF Hunter and USDF Dressage Breeding shows. She has also served as a Region President for IEA Zone 1 and sits on the IEA Zone 1 Education Committee. This past year she has been involved in the formation of an official Agricultural Commission in the Town of Franklin, MA. She would love to bring her experience and perspective to the Members Committee and help promote the KWPN-NA.

Cheryl Mayberry (ON)

Secretary

Through Prima Equestrian, Cheryl has been closely involved with the keuring process, both as an organizer and as a horse owner. She rides, shows and manages the Prima Equestrian keurings.

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 provides the KWPN-NA with technical advice regarding the new breeding database and this new website. She is a team player and has a total commitment to providing her best energies to benefit the KPWN-NA membership.

Anna Beal

Occupation: Licensed Land Surveyor and current supervisor for Orange County Public Works.

KWPN-NA activities: Member since 1997. Has attended five Annual Meetings and keurings since 1997.
Anna has served on the MC for eight years, and has been its Chairman. She coordinates the Silent Auction at the Annual Meetings and is a member of the Stallion Committee. She is also responsible for the e-News. She promotes the KWPN-NA horse through her own success in the show ring and by sponsoring awards.

Background: As a rider, Anna has a very diverse background, including hunters, jumpers, eventers, race horses and dressage (USDF Bronze and Silver medalist). She has received the 2010 Region 7 Gifted Foundation Scholarship. A small breeder, her Capote received the 2008 USDF Reserve Championship for Colts/Geldings for the West Coast Series, and her Willa was the 2009 Southern California Adult Amateur at First Level Champion. Capote was the 2011 KWPN-NA North American Reserve Champion Dressage Gelding.

Erika Sentz

Occupation: Manager – Ashcombe Sporthorses, LLC at Flower Farm, Sr. Manager of Digital Marketing.

KWPN-NA Activities: Erika has been involved in the breeding, development, showing and sales of KWPN horses over the last 13+ years. The program at Flower Farm has bred and produced several KWPN Sport predicate recipients, 1st premium and Top 5 KWPN foals, KWPN stallion Vinca, as well as year-end award recipients under saddle and on the line with the USEF, USHJA, and USDF. Erika has attended several Keurings with the KWPN-NA.

Background: Erika’s passion is breeding and developing horses for sport in North America, as she believes successful KWPN-NA horses are the best advertising asset! Erika has ridden and shown Hunter, Jumper and Dressage horses for more than 20 years, and has worked for programs both in the United States and Germany. Ashcombe Sporthorses, LLC is a Bronze Level breeder and stands Vinca at stud. Erika is also an experienced digital marketing professional, with a background in brand and web design, local marketing and digital advertising.

Erika has the goal of helping to increase Hunter/Jumper participation within the organization, expanding what is allowed in the sport predicate for Hunters and also helping showcase the value of membership for all the KWPN-NA has to offer.

Lisa Dickman

Occupation:    Owner, Breeder and Manager of Kaneqeus Farm in Chesapeake, VA

KWPN-NA Activities:  Lisa first joined the KWPN-NA in 1997, but has been more active as a member since 2007.  She has attended annual meetings on both the West and East Coast and has been to the stallion show in Holland several times.  She has participated in many keurings over the years, with several site champion foals, and foals in the top 10 nationally.  Her first foal that she bred is competing at the Grand Prix level with his owner/rider.

Background:  Lisa has been involved with horses since she was eight years old where she grew up riding in the fields of Colorado.  She rekindled her love for horses after college and started back riding with hunter/jumpers, but found her true passion for dressage while her husband was stationed in Hawaii.  It was then that she imported her first KWPN horse in 1997 and quickly became a fan of the breed.  She rode dressage behind the scenes while raising her own family, before moving into working and selling young horses.  In 2007, she met Siegi Belz-Fry of Stall Europa who introduced Lisa to the world of breeding and re-introduced her to the KWPN-NA.  Since then, Lisa has been an avid breeder, constantly striving to learn everything she can in order to breed the best possible athletes that could excel in sport… especially dressage.  From her first foal in 2009 until now, Lisa breeds 1-4 foals a year, with many going to homes of professionals and ambitious amateurs alike.

Over the years, Lisa has also developed a successful young horse boarding program.  She boards horses from birth through 3 years old, with the goal of raising healthy, happy young athletes for their owners.  She as 10-15 young horses growing up at her farm in any given year.  Lisa has also developed a strong understanding of Social Media and the powerful role it plays in developing a successful business and breeding program.

Lisa hopes that with her background as a rider, breeder and manager, she can bring additional insights into the KWPN-NA that will help increase overall participation from all types of members.  She hopes to help find ways to increase awareness of the KWPN-NA through her knowledge of social media, and hopes to help share her enthusiasm with others for all things KWPN.

Stallion Committee

Willy Arts (Chair)

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Jens Richter

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Jens Richter

Anna Beal

Occupation: Licensed Land Surveyor and current supervisor for Orange County Public Works.

KWPN-NA activities: Anna has been a member since 1997. Anna has served on the MC for eight years, and has been its Chairman. She has been the Chair of the Stallion Committee in the past and is now the Chair of the AGM Committee for several years. She promotes the KWPN-NA horse through her own success in the show ring and by sponsoring awards. In 2024 at the Annual Meeting, Anna received the Member of the Year award.

Background: As a rider, Anna has a very diverse background, including hunters, jumpers, eventers, race horses and dressage (USDF Bronze and Silver medalist). She has received the 2010 Region 7 Gifted Foundation Scholarship. A small breeder, her Capote received the 2008 USDF Reserve Championship for Colts/Geldings for the West Coast Series, and her Willa was the 2009 Southern California Adult Amateur at First Level Champion. Capote was the 2011 KWPN-NA North American Reserve Champion Dressage Gelding.

Anna Beal - Tony de Groot Member of the Year 2023

Wim Cazemier

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Wim Cazemier - Harness Breeder of the Year 2023

Megan Owen

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Liesbeth (Liz) Van Woerden

Secretary

Occupation: Freelance Communication & PR Advisor

KWPN-NA activities: Liz manages the Social Media & Promotion for the KWPN-NA

Background:

Liz is from the Netherlands but lived in Arizona until July 2022.  She works for us remotely. In regards to Dutch warmbloods, she is especially very passionate about the Gelders horse. She owns several of them in both the Netherlands and USA, and breeds them too. She will support the Stallion Committee with ideas, administrative work, promotion etc.

Liz van Woerden

Roles and Responsibilities of the Members’ Committee

Judging an IBOP at a keuring
Photo: Yellow Horse Marketing

  • To act as the nomination committee for the positions on the Board of Directors. To seek, to accept members’ nominations and to interview prospective Board members.
  • To make appropriate recommendations to the Board for taking corporate action.
  • To represent the wishes of the membership and to communicate this with the Board.
  • To assist the Board in special committee work.
  • To assist in the coordination and organization of annual keuringen and meetings.
  • To identify marketing and advertising needs across the membership base.
  • To identify education needs and topics for the membership.
  • To assist in the awards program and identify shows across the U.S. and Canada that should be recognized in the awards program.
  • To act as a liaison between the membership and the Board.
  • To assist and act upon member grievances and suggestions.

Roles and Responsibilities of  the Stallion Committee

We would like to announce the formation of the KWPN-NA Stallion Owners Committee. The purpose of the Stallion Owners Committee is to promote the KWPN Stallion with emphasis on KWPN Stallions standing in North America. The Committee’s focus will be to:

  • Address the unique concerns of the KWPN-NA stallion owners
  • Promote the KWPN stallion throughout North America
  • Enhance the Stallion Service Auction.

The Stallion Owners Committee will work with the KWPN-NA Board of Directors on any/all issues pertaining to KWPN stallion owners and KWPN semen distributors.

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Members’ Committee Email:

mc@kwpn-na.org

Stallion Committee Email:

sc@kwpn-na.org