Board of Directors

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Cooper Anderson

President

Cooper is a Prescott area realtor and property manager.  He grew up with horses as a young boy and currently owns a quarter horse gelding that he rides on trails and considering competing with in the future.  He also enjoys steer and bull riding and is a member of the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association.  AS an active horseman in the community, he has become involved with CVEA in the hopes of seeing it grow into the pre-eminant horse facility in Northern Arizona. 

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Brad Miller

Vice President

Brad is the owner of High Desert Buildings & Barns. He has been riding horses for about 12 years. He moved from Wickenburg to Chino Valley in 2012. He is happy to be a part of CVEP and contribute to its growth.

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Barb Lunsmann

Treasurer

Barb loves horses and rode whenever she could.  Now, she owns eight horses, all of whom are her favorites. Her passions run the gamut from trail to ranch work to driving. Retired from supervising a large call center, her skills with numbers and her love of all things equine have led her to CVEA and the position of our treasurer

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Carol Gora

Secretary

I’ve always loved horses, but growing up in the city of Chicago I wasn’t given a lot of exposure to real horses; although I did play with plastic horses!   As an adult I was finally able to purchase my own horse, Ebay.  I retired in 2019 and now I get to finally spend time with Ebay.  CVEP has allowed me many opportunities to improve my riding, develop new skills, meet new friends and has provided me a way to give back to the community that has already given me so much!

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Jack Emory

Board Member

Jack's background with equine started in 1975 on the TB racetrack. He went on to work as a packer and wrangler for outfits in Montana where he also began volunteering and serving as a board member for Back Country Horsemen of Montana. There he developed a series of clinics to train members in horsemanship safety as well as doing packing clinics and demos for the public, including a "Wilderness Skills Weekend" which brought education and promotion of the work accomplished by volunteers on public lands.

As an enthusiast of gaited breeds the last twenty years, Jack has spent much time attending clinics and continuing to be a student of horsemanship, while helping other horse owners get along better with their stock.

Vocationally Jack has worked both in the construction industry as well as commercial transportation and currently still drives for a local steel company and maintains his Arizona contractors license.

Jack and his wife Lisa are part of the founding members of CVEA and currently keep 4 horses, all gaited of different breeds. Jack hopes to use his background to be an asset to CVEA and continue to develop the facilities offerings.

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Sally Hensley

Board Member

Sally has been horse crazy since birth and has owned horses for the past 35 years.  She has been retired for the past 19 years allowing her to feed her horse addiction with showing, mounted drill, equine clinics, trail rides and horse camping.  She has also enjoyed running horse camps for kids and giving riding lessons.  After moving to the Prescott area in 2014 she became involved in various horse related associations and is looking forward to being a part of the Chino Valley Equestrian Association.
 

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Kay Oden

Board Member

Kay Oden works part time in the office for a local mobile veterinarian. Although the family had horses when she was a teenager, Kay did not start riding until her late 40's. Currently she rides Warrior, a 9 year old quarter horse gelding that she acquired as a 4 week old foal (along with his mama) - having never raised a foal or trained a horse, Kay says they have grown up together. She has been active with Prescott Frontier Days World's Oldest Rodeo as a chairman of Cowboy Country and the PFD Trail Ride and ridden in  the Grand Entry for the last 12 years. Her favorite hobbies are trail riding and trail obstacle competitions. She is looking forward to working with CVEA to achieve the goals of the organization.

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Trudy Ruth

Board Member

Trudy is currently employed as a commercial real estate/contract paralegal.  Her love of horses started at age 9.  She was able to ride and show in hunter/jumper and dressage into her early 20’s at which point she took a break to raise a family and establish her career.  Trudy resides in Chino Valley with husband George, son Terry, dogs Mattie and Annabelle, and equine partners Grayson and Sal.  She was drawn to CVEP to connect with other “horse people” and is very excited to help make the vision for the Park a reality.