GLFHA BoardOfficers are elected each year by the membership
Heidi Born Smith
Presides at all meetings of the Organization and of the Board and exercises the duties and powers normally appurtenant to the office of the President in addition to those particularly specified in these by-laws. The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, appoints all regular and special committee chairpersons.
Heidi and her husband Eric own a small boarding Friesian farm in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. She has been a member of GLFHA and FHANA since 2003. Heidi has held several GLFHA board officer positions for nine years, FHANA committee positions throughout the years, and was active in scheduling the NA Keuring circuits and Judges travel. Heidi and her husband have two grown children, nine horses, and 3 dogs. She enjoys breeding and helping her husband at carriage shows. Heidi works outside of the home for a Funeral Home and Pet Cremation Center as the Office Manager. She is most proud of her breeding program and her horse’s “sport” abilities.
Performs the duties and exercises the powers of the President in case of the President’s death, absence, or incapacity and such other duties and powers as shall be designated by the Board.
My name is Theresa Marshall I have been a member of GLFHA for 17 years. I live in Rockton IL with my husband Rex. We own 5 wonderful Friesian horse arranging from age 2 to 16. We enjoy riding and driving our horses. We have participated in breed demos with the GLFHA club at the Midwest horse fair in Madison, WI, for 14 years. We have also volunteered with the annual Kuering that our club has hosted for [20 years.]
Keeps records of all meetings of the Organization and the Board and of all matters of which a record shall be ordered by the Organization. Keeps records of all the members. At the Annual Meeting, reports to the membership a summary of all activities of the Chapter and its Board of Directors during the previous year.
Shelley Kelnhofer is the current Secretary of the GLFHA. She has also served multi terms as GLFHA Treasurer and Keuring Site Host. She and her husband Scott are ardent supporters of the Friesian horse. Aside from their herd of Friesians, which have included Nanning 374 and Anton 343 Sport Preferent, they also founded the Fenway Foundation for Friesian Horses in 2010. The Kelnhofers have two grown daughters and two granddaughters, keeping them active. Shelley enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and is an avid Red Sox fan.
Tiffany van der Kooi
Collects all monies due or belonging to the Organization and keeps an accounting of receipts and expenses. Reports on the condition of the Organizations finances at every meeting. Makes payments of funds as directed by the Board. Presents complete financial statement at each year’s Annual Meeting.
Tiffany is the founder and owner of Black Pearl Friesians LLC, one of a few Stallion Stations in the US that ships throughout the United States and Canada. Tiffany is the owner of Thorben 466 Sport Elite AAA and co-owner of Tsjalle 454 Sport Elite Preferent AAA, USDF Bronze, and Silver medalist competing at FEI levels. Tiffany also owns the Model mare, Jildou Sport Elite AAA, who is currently competing at FEI levels in dressage and was the 2017 FHANA Mare Show reserve champion.
I am also a wife and mother of 2 and am also the office manager of my family’s construction company.
FHANA Chapter Representatives