Governing Membership Committee and Founding Members
Governance of the Pleasure Versatility Challenge
Governing Membership Committee
Governing membership is open to all AQHA Professional Horsemen in good standing. There is a one-time, lifetime membership fee for the Governing Membership Committee structured as follows:
- $500 if postmarked by December 31, 2019
- $750 if postmarked by December 31, 2020
- $1000 if postmarked January 1, 2021, or later
- Each membership carries with it one (1) vote. Voting rights begin when the membership fee is received.
- Elected from and by the Governing Membership Committee annually at the AQHA World Show will be a five (5)-person Governing Board that will be charged with bringing key votes to the Governing Membership Committee and interacting with AQHA on pertinent issues. The initial members of the governing committee are indicated below with an asterisk (*).
- Participation in the “Pleasure Versatility Challenge” does NOT require a Governing membership.
- Officials of AQHA are NOT eligible to participate on the Governing Membership Committee.
The AQHA Executive Committee has final approval of the governing document developed by the members of the Pleasure Versatility Challenge Governing Membership Committee. The AQHA Executive Committee reserves the right to approve sponsors in an attempt to ensure there are no conflicts with existing AQHA corporate partners.
There is a $25 Governing Membership Committee renewal fee due each January 1 after the initial membership payment year.
All membership income is used at the discretion of the Governing Membership Committee
Founding Members (to date)
- *Charlie Cole, Texas
- Ryan Cottingim, Tennessee
- Chad Evans, Colorado
- *Robin Frid, Texas
- Clint Fullerton, Missouri
- *Gil Galyean, Oklahoma
- Becky George, Texas
- Rusty Green, Texas
- Murray Griggs, California
- Kellie Hinely, California
- Leslie Vagneur Lange, Colorado
- Kristy McCann, Washington
- Jeff Mellott, Kansas
- Jill Gomes Newcomb
- Joan Schroeder, Texas
- *Jim Searles, Arizona
- Melissa Sexton, Washington
- Tommy Sheets, Indiana
- *Gene Spagnola, Connecticut
- Stephen Stephens, Texas
- Justin Wheeler, California