The Board of Directors of The American Mustang & Burro Association Announces Changes

The Board of Directors of The American Mustang & Burro Association, Inc. is very pleased to announce two major changes.

The first is the move of the headquarters’ office (on July 21) to the new address:

AMBA
PO Box 27703,
Salt Lake City, UT
84127-0703.

The second change is in regards to the position of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr. Mark L. Davis II who served as the Acting CEO during the search period will be replaced by Ms. Jacqueline K. Braun the new CEO.

Mr. Davis will return to the board (a position that he vacated during the search for a suitable replacement to fill the Chief’s position vacated at the death of Mr. George W. Berrier, Jr). It should be noted that Mr. Berrier served AMBA as CEO for a period in excess of 17 years.

Wild West JackieMs. Braun is the mother of three adult children (2 girls + a boy).  She was born into a Montana ranch family that raised Hereford Cattle. When she was 6 months of age her mother put her on her horse. Later at age 6 she had a pony. That was her beginning with horses.

It’s interesting that while her family didn’t have much time for mustangs (many cattle or sheep ranchers don’t). Jackie had a deep love for mustangs because of their great spirit and the constant drive for freedom. As a result of this Jackie got her first mustang in 1989. She currently has 6 mustangs, and one of these is in training for the Olympics (watch for SS Cisco Kid).  One of her earlier mustangs was “Frosty”. This was a spectacular horse that placed in the USDF All Breeds competition. Those of you who were AMBA members back in 2009–10 may remember seeing a picture of “Frosty” in “The Journal” of the American Mustang & Burro Association.   “Frosty” has since crossed over “The Rainbow Bridge.”

AMBA is very lucky to have somebody as skilled as Jackie to take the helm. She has been dealing with people most of her working years. Her tremendous ability to get along with people was pointed out by her former employers, as well as those that she listed as her personal references. When these former employers and references were contacted, not one of them gave a negative response to questions about her character, work skills, and ability to do the job.

She has served in the capacity of an Administrative Assistant, and is currently the Office Manager of a business firm in Salt Lake City. Her vast training in computer programs has equipped her to handle most administrative positions. In addition to these full time positions she also maintains a part time horse training business that has been in existence for more than 7 years.

One of the most important things about Jackie is that she is a Life Member of AMBA.  Jackie originally joined AMBA in 2009 as an Individual Member; however, by 2011she elected to upgrade her membership to a more prestigious level by becoming a Gold Life Member. This indicates that she was and still is dedicated to AMBA and its mission.

Jackie also maintains membership in USDF as does AMBA and has agreed to attend the USDF All Breeds Convention and Awards program as a representative of AMBA. That function will be held this December in Las Vegas, NV.

AMBA Congratulates 2014 USDF All Breed Participants

The Officers and Board of Directors of AMBA congratulate the following mustang owners for their excellent showings in the All Breeds Events with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).
Cynthia Allen-Lapp – with “Wyatt” – 2nd. Level (Open)
Cynthia Allen-Lapp – with “Wyatt” – 2nd. Level (Vintage Cup Award)
Marsha Hartford-Sapp – with “Cobra” –  3rd. Level (Open)
Patricia Gerber – with “Padre” – Mature Horse (Stallion) – DSHB Award

Delmarva Chapter – 2014 Upcoming Equine Events

Date

Title

Time

Location

Contact Information

October

 

 

 

 

10/20

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

Juanita Melling’s

Juanita 302-270-8693

10/26

Fall Trail Ride

9am

Redden State Forest

Alycia Hovey 302-270-7932

November

 

 

 

 

11/22

Middletown Christmas Parade  

9:45  Lineup

Middle School Broad Street

Debbie Edwards 302-653-7005, 302-535-3032 day of

11/24

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

12/5

Harrington Christmas Parade

7pm

TBD – do we want to do this? Rain date 12/6.

 

12/15

Delmarva AMBA Christmas gathering

6pm

Mark & Marge Davis 18655 Piper Lane Ellendale, DE 19941 

302-422-1861

Delmarva Chapter – 2015 Upcoming Equine Events

Date

Title

Time

Location

Contact Information

January

 

 

 

 

1/26

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

February

 

 

 

 

2/23

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

March

 

 

 

 

 

Dover St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

 

 

3/23

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

April

 

 

 

 

4/20

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

4/26

Delaware  Darby Trail Ride and Wacky Hat Competition

9am

Blackbird Forest

Debbie Edwards

May

 

 

 

 

5/18

Monthly Delmarva Meeting ***NOTE – week early due to holiday***

6pm

 

 

June

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

July

 

 

 

 

 

Dover July 4th Parade

 

 

 

 

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

August

 

 

 

 

 

Harrington Heritage Day Parade

 

 

 

 

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

September

 

 

 

 

 

Townsend Fair and Parade

 

 

 

 

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

October

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

 

Fall Trail Ride

 

 

 

November

 

 

 

 

 

Middletown Christmas Parade

 

 

 

 

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

December

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Delmarva Meeting

6pm

 

 

 

Christmas gathering

 

 

 

March 8, 2014

Redden Ride at the Headquarters, 11 a.m. sharp.  Pack a lunch.  Contact person, Denise Hill

Delmarva AMBA Chapter  Sanctioned event

March 8, 2014

First State Coon Hunters Fun Show.  Horses and Mules at Wicked R Ranch

March 9, 2014

Milton St. Patrick Day Parade.  2 P.M. step off.  On-line registration

Delmarva AMBA Chapter  Sanctioned event

March 15, 2014

Dover St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  2 P.M. step off. On-line registration

Delmarva AMBA Chapter  Sanctioned event

March 15, 2014

Annett Farms hosting a series of shows (Karen’s Shows)  9 A.M.   March 15, April 12, May 10, September 13, October 11 and November 8.

March 23, 2014

Delmarva Search and Rescue Scavenger Hunt and mock rescue.  Blackbird Forest.

Registration $25, 9:30 a.m. delmarvasar.org or FB