Officers & Executive Committee

President: Pat Osenga, Wisconsin

Executive Vice President: Jan Thompson, Iowa

Manager: Deanna O'Keefe, Indiana

Director of Events: Denise Kurtz, Indiana

Past President: Mike Stadler, Colorado

Director of Rules: Douglas LaSota, Arizona

Executive Committee Member: Ed Anderson, Wisconsin

Executive Committee Member: Ben Grandstaff, Ohio

Executive Committee Member: Laurie Kristoff, Illinois

Executive Committee Member: Shelene "Sam" Mitchell, Utah


IBHA has many committees that help structure the rules and policies of IBHA.  These committees are made of devoted individuals with knowledge in the equine industry.  They volunteer their time to attend the IBHA Convention to conduct workshops and meetings. 

If you are an IBHA member interested in joining a committee, please contact the office to be put in touch with the chair of the committee you're interested in.


Chair: Ann Grotzke, WI

Vice Chair: Shelene Mitchell, UT

Sec.: Michele Zimmerman, WI

Exec. Liaison: Jan Thompson, IA

Members: Susan Duffy, WI

Sarah Lynd, MN

Brianne Mathews, OH


Chair: Denise Kurtz, IN

Vice Chair: Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Members: Judi Handel, OH

Brianne Mathews, OH


Chair: Todd Foltz, WI

Vice Chair: Dan Grunewald, WI

Sec.: Jan Thompson, IA

Exec. Liaison: Doug LaSota, AZ

Members: Wayne Hipsley, KY

                  Laurie Kristoff, IL

Denise Kurtz, IN

Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Butch Watson, AR


Chair: Michele Zimmerman, WI

Vice Chair: Julia Adams, VT


Chair: Lori Wilson, MI

Sec.: Judy Pletcher, MI

Exec. Liaison: Ed Anderson, WI

Members: Mike Adams, IL

Lisa Olney, MI

Clyde Pletcher, MI

Carmen Kellenberger-Porter, OH

Jeffrey Showerman, MI

Butch Watson, AR

Dianna Watson, AR


Co-Chair: Denise Kurtz, IN

Co-Chair: Judi Handel, OH

Exec. Liaison: Pat Osenga, WI

Members: Sarah Lynd, IA

Julia Adams, VT

Barbara Robinson, IN

Jenna Vsetecka, IA


Dir. of Research: Dale Pforr, WI

Registrar: Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Members: Dan Vincent, IL

Pat Osenga, WI


Chair: Niome Zeisness, IA

Exec. Liason: Laurie Kristoff, IL


Chair: Dan Grunewald, WI

Vice Chair: Tamie Grandstaff, OH

Sec.: Shelene Mitchelle, UT

Exec. Liaison: Ben Grandstaff, OH

Members: Ed Anderson, WI

Todd Foltz, WI

Butch Watson, AR

Pat  Osenga, WI

Teresa Adkins, ME

Niome Zeisness, IA


Chair: Bob Sneed, PA

Members: Deanna O'Keefe, IN


Chair: Tamie Grandstaff, OH

Sec.: Judi Handel, OH

Exec. Liaison: Laurie Kristoff

Members: Todd Foltz, WI

Julia Adams, VT

Lori Wilson, MI

George Lytle, IL


Chair: Rick Kurzeja, IN

Sec.: Cathy Oyster, KY

Members: Deanna O'Keefe, IN

Denise Kurtz, IN


Chair: Sandy Anderson, WI

Vice Chair: Clyde Pletcher, MI

Exec. Liaison: Ed Anderson, WI

Members: Ann Grotzke, WI

Judy Pletcher, MI

Julia Adams, VT

Lori Wilson, MI

Michelle Zimmerman, WI

Lisa Olney, MI


President: Laurie Kristoff, IL

Vice President: Pat Osenga, WI

Treas. / Sec.: Denise Kurtz, IN

Directors: Judi Handel, OH

Shelene Mitchell, UT

Tina Vincent, IL