Whitney Allen, President

Whitney Allen

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A native of Pennsylvania Whitney began riding hunters/ jumpers and hunter paces in 1988 and continued to ride and compete competitively until 1998.

Jeremy McGovern, Vice President

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Ever since graduating from Purdue University in 1997, Jeremy has worked only in publishing. He joined American Farriers Journal in 2008 as an associate editor for its magazine and website. In 2016, he became publisher of AFJ.

Katie Navarra, Secretary/Treasurer

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Katie is a freelance writer who has worked for multiple AHP members over the past decade. She first joined AHP in the early 2000’s as a student member and then joined as an individual member after graduating from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a B.A. in Communications.

Barrie Reightler, Executive Board Member

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Every year since 2001, Barrie has designed the AHP Annual Seminar logo and numerous other logos for the association. She earned the Chris Brune Spirit Award in 2006 and was inducted into the AHP Circle of Champions in 2013.

Jennifer Denison, Executive Board Member

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Jennifer is a senior editor at Western Horseman and a former AHP Student Award Winner.

Diana De Rosa, Presidential Advisor

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Diana is a veteran equestrian journalist, who has traveled the world and recorded history for over 30 years.

Christine W. Brune, Executive Director

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In 1992, Chris took on the role of Executive Director and holds the record of attending every seminar since her first one. Her family showed Quarter Horses, both regionally and nationally, for many years.

Emily Esterson, Director

By , July 1, 2019

Emily is the founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of E-Squared Editorial Services (DBA E-Squared Magazine Media).  She joined the AHP Board as a director in 2019.

Emily Koenig, Director

By , June 16, 2018

Emily has worked in the horse industry for over 30 years. She has worked for three publications: The Thoroughbred Record , The American Saddlebred, and USDF Connection.

Jennifer Paulson, Director

By , July 1, 2019

Jennifer Paulson has a 20-year history in publishing, media, and advertising. She recently started her own creative strategy business, Jen Paulson Creative, to consult on projects for associations, brands and publications. Jen served on the AHP board as a director from 2012-2015. She was re-elected director in 2019.

Jamie Samples, Director

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Jamie is a marketing professional focused on social media and relationship marketing. She has been a member of AHP for 7 years and is honored to be serving on the Board of Directors.

Larri Jo Starkey, Director

By , June 16, 2018

Larri Jo is a media professional with a passion for writing, editing, photography and the American Quarter Horse.

Pat Trowbridge, Advisory Director

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Pat became involved with American Horse Publications in 1998. He is one of only three individuals who have served two terms as AHP President, in 2007-2008 and 2015-2016.

Judy Lincoln, Administrative Assistant

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By , June 16, 2010

Judy was Managing Editor for Eastern/Western Quarter Horse Journal for 16 years, where she had the opportunity to be involved with AHP members, awards contests, and seminars. Judy grew up showing American Quarter Horses nationally with her family.