WPHC General Membership Meeting Minutes

January 27, 2018


Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order by President, Barb Brunner @ 2:45PM at Bowl-A-Vard Lanes, Madison, WI. 2018 Board members were introduced:  President Barb Brunner , Vice-Pres Robert Ross, Treasurer Katie Huffman, Secretary Julie Aldrich; Board of Directors Brittany Johnson, Amanda Giombi-Lorenz, Kathy Hembrook, Mary Reed, Rachel Goffard, Jennifer Disch, Sarah Durrance, & Sandy Quinn


Secretary Report:  Presented by Julie Aldrich. Motion made to approve by Brittany Johnson & second by Kathy Hembrook.  Motion Approved.


Treasurer’s Report:  Presented by Katie Huffman.  Current checkbook balance $17,542.  Motion Made to approve by Pat Ross & second by Kathy Hembrook.  Motion Approved.


Youth Report:  Presented by Meghan Keller.  The first meeting is scheduled for today following general meeting.  All youth are encouraged to attend.


Old Business:  Anyone showing at the Zone show April 28-29 in Iowa MUST be a current paid member of WPHC to have points count for year end awards.

Discussion about making sure shavings are available to all, but kept locked to prevent theft.  We TRULY WANT to make our shows inviting and EZ to attend.  We also have a fiduciary responsibility to club to make sure those taking shavings are paying for them.  We ask all attending the show to Pre-order stalls and shavings IF they want shavings at their stalls.  Stalls are assigned and shavings dispersed on Thursday prior to show.  If  you do not pre-order shavings they will be available but may not be immediately accessible.

WPHC has 3 facilities available:  Madison, Jefferson, and Oshkosh.  All 3 have their pluses and negatives.  We must make booking shows with this in mind.  Oshkosh is very expensive.  Due to our numbers we can fill 2 barns (117 stalls).   To “open” an additional barn the cost is $812 + $65 per stall.  If  the barn is not filled it financially does not make sense.  That is why we NEED Pre-paid so we can accommodate as many members as possible.   We NEVER want to send anyone away, but you can see how financially a 3rd barn in Oshkosh is tough to do.


New Business:  Cindy McGinnis was once again hard at work organizing data to present:

*We will be moving Ranch Riding and Reining to the 1st classes of the day.  If any members know of people showing in these classes please forward information to them.  We made this change to accommodate those members so they did not have to stay all day.

*May Show ONLY – add amateur and open driving, 1st class on Saturday

*Delete weanling halter classes

*Vote was taken regarding splitting Amateur / Master Showmanship.  Majority General Membership vote was to leave as is.  Board will discuss further.  Keeping as Amateur Showmanship for the May Show, possibly add at the POR in Oshkosh.

*Youth classes now 13 & under and 18 & under.  13 & under can pick which age group to go in, but NOT both with same horse.  13 & under can go in both with 2 different horses.  Per APHA rule we can no longer combine those classes.


2018 Show Season:  Cindy McGinnis

Cindy passed out confirmed dates, locations and judges:  April 28-29 Zone 5 Show, Cedar Rapids,  APPROVED FOR WPHC POINTS ONLY  Judges David Denniston, Laura Gilmore, Tim Jedra, Heather Young

May 12-13 “Better Cheddar Classic” Alliant Energy Center, Madison / Dual approved for Minnesota Paint Horse Club points / Judges: Jodi Finkenbinder, Debbie and John Letham, Gary Reynolds

May 19-20 Minnesota Paint Horse Club / show approved for WPHC points only.

Minnesota Equestrian Center, Winona, MN

June 9-10 Jefferson County Fairgrounds Sat: Chris Arnold, Stephanie McConnell Sun:Mark Sheridan an Walter Wells

July 7-8 Jefferson County Fairgrounds Sat: David Avery and Steve Lackey Sun: Jill Paxton and Alicia Proefrock

Aug 25-26 POR Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh Judges: David Denniston, Casey Orr, Betty and John Tuckey

BE SURE TO VISIT OUR WEB SITE www.wispainthorse.com


*Zone show and MN May show will count for WPHC points only – not number of judges.

*Number of judges will be 16 for all classes except yearling longe line, yearling in hand trail, and 2 year old riding classes (12 judges for these classes).

*Lead line based on rider only, not horse/rider combo

*Make Novice Youth, Novice Amateur, Amateur & Youth Walk Trot year end awards

ALL AROUND and require they go in respective halter classes with a minimum of 5 state halter points

*Delete extra points given for every 6 horses you beat.

*Add All Around for SPB, follow same rules as other classes.

*Change wording of “show” to “judge” for clarification on number of times you must show to qualify for yearend awards. Does not change requirements just clarification.

*We are looking for Show Managers for all shows, if you would like to help and manage a show please let Barb Brunner know.

*The club is looking into adding some “FUN” activities, if you have ideas please share.


Adjourn:  Motion made by Barb Brunner to adjourn meeting at 4:45pm, second by Brittany Johnson.  Motion Approved.  


Respectfully submitted,

Julie Aldrich,  WPHC Secretary