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Meet Your Wisconsin Pinto Horse Association

Executive Officers and Board of Directors!

 

PRESIDENT KATHY FINDLEY, Franksville, WI
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: 2017.
2) What is your full-time job? Training horses.
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? I heard what a fun group WI Pinto was so I took some
of my clients to a WPtHA show and we have been coming back ever since.
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? Attending my first World Show 5
years ago. I was overwhelmed by the welcoming committee and other PtHA member. Helpful,
friendly, genuine. The awards were always something to chase and this year we achieved that.
Winning a saddle!
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? The board is absolutely committed to the longevity of the Charter.
6) What is your vision or goal for the future of WPtHA? Encompassing new members and educating the general public about the Pinto.
7) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? ZA Intimidating Spotz, Flirting With Color, Miss Flirtation, Eternals Legacy, No Tails Required.
8) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? I was very shy as a teenager. Horses taught me self-esteem and to go for my goals.
 

 

VICE-PRESIDENT JIM ARCHER, Crete, IL
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: 1987.
2) What is your full-time job? Transportation Manager; DarPro Services/Darling Ingredients Inc.
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? My wife was involved in Pinto before we were
married; I started showing our horses and wanted to be more involved with the association. So,
Paula and I drove up to Wisconsin and attended a meeting at Gale and Denny Zimmerman’s house
and before I realized it, I walked out of the meeting as Vice President. What a conversation that
was during the 4 hour ride back home. It’s been 30 years that I have served on the Executive
Committee/Board of Directors and I am still just as excited/honored as I was that November day in 1987.
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? WOW! I have so many fantastic memories with the PtHA that I cannot say any of them are my favorite. Other than the great friends that I have made over the years, I guess there are a couple of placings that stick out like winning the Champion of Champion Award at the North Central Championship Show with our colt BR Indian Outlaw. I was so excited, “Indy” and I took off running and after hearing Tom Van Ert announce “And there they go, taking a victory lap” halfway around the arena, I realized we had to accept the award. Or even a better one, I was showing “Indy” as a weanling at a county fair (our first show) when he stood up on his hind and struck out just enough to catch the brim of my hat, and wouldn’t you figure, there was enough wind to catch that hat and send it all the down the large arena. All I could think about on my journey to retrieve my hat was the words of one of my beloved mentors, the great Ed Ward, “you’re not a man till you show a baby”… boy was he right. I can go on for decades……..
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? The great people!!!!!
6) What is your vision or goal for the future of WPtHA? To continue to provide experiences that will turn into wonderful memories for everyone.
7) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? Paleface Janet, Scenic Mark Amanda, Paleface Lucas, COCOs Golden Fizz, BR Indian Outlaw, BR Macarena, Docs Golden Dude, GQ Mirage, BR Snow Angel, BR Paleface Ted, BR Paleface Ty, BR Snuggle Boone
8) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? According to some, I used to be “a little bitty thing.” 
 

 

SECRETARY CORLYN LONGER-SCHRECK, Kalamazoo, MI
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: 2013.
2) What is your full-time job? Professional Singer; College & Private Voice Instructor
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? When I lived in Iowa, we first got involved
with Pinto in 1975 and traveled heavily showing Pintos in several states throughout the
Midwest. We attended our first WPtHA show in 1988; we started showing regularly with
Wisconsin Pinto in 1998 and have not missed a show since.
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? Having been involved with Pinto for so long, there are tons of great memories. Of course the shows and the Year-End Banquet are always so special. My favorites include attending PtHA World Shows (6) and winning national PtHA awards which included Horse of the Year Saddle Type Stallion (twice), Pinto Legion of Merit (twice) and the Pinto Supreme Champion Award. My most favorite probably was when we earned the last 3 points we needed for the Supreme Pinto award at a Wisconsin Pinto show and the spontaneous Champagne celebration in the barn that immediately followed with so many hugs from our Pinto friends from many states! It was a thrill for us and I know one of my father’s proudest moments. Seeing that outpouring of love from everyone for my dad still brings tears to my eyes.
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? Outside of the fabulous horses, the Wisconsin Pinto people are the most genuine, honest and hardworking people I have ever met. Many of them I count as true friends for life that I can rely on for anything.
6) What is your vision or goal for the future of WPtHA? To continue to find ways that showcase our Charter through our unique qualities, authentic spirit, and old-fashioned hard work that provide outstanding experiences, bring in new members and that honor our current membership.
7) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? Lady Integrity, Creation’s Supremium, BN Buttons & Bows, BN Lady’s Jayhawk, BN Meter Maid, BN Lady Fox, BN Bold Dakota, BN Bold Bandido, BN Bold Hawk.
8) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? Even though I grew up in Minnesota & Iowa and have lived in Michigan for over half of my life, I was born in Wisconsin!! I’m truly a Midwest girl!!
 

 

TREASURER GALE ZIMMERMANN, Madison, WI
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: 1978.
2) What is your full-time job? Retired
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? I met Mr. Fred Friedel who found our
first Pinto horse for our daughter Denise. He later found a second Pinto for our
daughter Jodi and from then on we have been involved with the Pinto organization.
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? Traveling with my
husband Denny many miles to Pinto shows and going to the Pinto World Show many
times. Years ago the Pinto World Show would move to different states and there was always a group of us that traveled to that show together. We’ve had many great memories with all the Pinto friends we met and our daughters had lots of friends in many different states because of the Pinto shows.
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? The family atmosphere and the fun we try to keep providing in our Charter shows.
6) What is your vision or goal for the future of WPtHA? I always have hopes that it will continue even when all of us can’t work it anymore.
7) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? We’ve had several wonderful horses that our girls won many state and national high point awards but Mr Rowdy Bar and Skip A Bee are the ones we’ll never forget. They are the ones that got us into the Pinto life.
8) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? Love my Pinto family friends. I’ve loved horses since I was a little city girl.
 

 

BOARD MEMBER DEB ABRAMS, Windsor, WI
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: OMG! 15 years ago I think.
2) What is your full-time job? Physicians Plus Insurance
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? I met Gale Zimmermann while working
at Farm & Fleet and that is how I got started.
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? My highlight was
when I was able to show Buddy and we achieved our ROM in Tobiano Color.
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? Like most, it is all the wonderful friendships I
made over the years and the great people to work with.
6) What is your vision or goal for the future of WPtHA? My vision is to keep Wisconsin Pinto a thriving charter and to grow memberships.
7) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? Sensational Buddy Oh and Stormy was my Pinto pony from many years back.
8) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? I make jewelry as a side business which is very busy this time of year.
 

 

BOARD MEMBER KATHY KAPRELIAN, Franksville, WI
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: 2017
2) What is your full-time job? Part-time Certified Pharmacy Technician
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? I first was involved with WPtHA
years ago with my daughter’s Paint mare “About Brickin Time”; we sold her when
my daughter went to college and then came back in 2013 showing “Flirt.”
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? My highlights
include winning my first-ever Buckle with Flirt at the 2014 Pinto World Show,
earning 2014 Horse of the Year Saddle Type English Pleasure, earning two
Legion of Merit Awards in 2016 and winning the High Point Saddle at 2017 Pinto World Show for AM Pleasure/Saddle Type.
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? I love the family feel of Wisconsin Pinto. It is a pleasure to experience the feel of goodwill and sportsmanship among the membership.
6) What is your vision or goal for the future of WPtHA? My vision is to grow the membership to one of the largest and most active charters in the country.
7) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? About Brickin Time, Miss Flirtation (decseased in 2015), ZA Intimdatingspotz (2005 NSH Pleasure gelding), Mini Gaits Enchantress (2013 Miniature mare), Fields of Blessing All Decked Out (2012 Miniature gelding).
8) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? I love adventure and challenge – I have been skydiving!!
 

 

BOARD MEMBER SANDY KUEBKER, Gurnee IL
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: 2015
2) What is your full-time job? I work for Grayslake Feed Sales in Grayslake, IL.
Prior to that I worked for Libertyville Saddle Shop for 20 years before the
business closed.
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? I’ve been a Pinto member for
nearly 50 years. I first started at the Illinois Pinto shows and then someone
said “you should come to a Wisconsin show”. I did and it was the best
decision I’ve ever made.
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? There’s many highlights but one of the best was when my mare Bilt to Please (“Peaches”) won the Champion of Champions class at the PtHA Area Championship show.
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? What I like best about Wisconsin Pinto is the people. You couldn’t find a better group.
6) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? I’ve shown several Pintos: Vandy’s Hattie Mae, B Bar Badger, Finely Colored, Bilt to Please, Sheza Classy Sanbar and currently Sheza Classy Diamond.
7) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? There’s nothing fun or exciting about me. I’m such an open book who loves the animals and people of all types, colors, sizes, etc.
 

 

BOARD MEMBER CHRISTA LECESSE, DeForest, WI
1) Year you became a WPtHA Board Member: 2017
2) What is your full-time job? Store Manager for Mounds Pet Food Warehouse.
3) How did you first get involved with WPtHA? When I was a youth, my trainer
recommended I show Pinto, we did and loved the atmosphere. There was no
going back….
4) What is a highlight experience or memory you have with PtHA? I am
particularly proud of earning Youth, Amateur and Open ROMs, Championships
and a Certificate of Achievement and a Certificate of Ability with my lifelong childhood Paint.
5) What do you like most about WPtHA? I love the atmosphere, comradely and the people in the organization and breed. I love all the variety of breeds coming together.
6) What is your vision or goal for the future of WPtHA? It’d be super nice to have full classes for all divisions.
7) What are some of the Pinto horses you have owned or shown? My childhood Paint Terrors Little Keno (aka Hamp). My new Pleasure type Pinto Jamils Sure Color (aka Tomos).
8) What is a fun or little-known fact about you? Outside of my full-time job, I am a farrier.
 

 

Remember – the WPtHA Executive Officers and Board of Directors
are here to serve YOU. If you have suggestions or ideas on how we can
serve our members better, please let us know.

“An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the
people who live and work in it.”
 

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