RHAM 2019 Committees


Chairpersons: Chris Rantz, Toni Blonde
Members:  Kayla Dewey, Annette Crandall
   Committee responsibilities:

  • Secure ribbons for shows

  • Ensures ribbons are at shows in office and in orderable fashion for exhibitors to access

  • Takes ribbons home after shows and brings to next show

  • Selects and secures awards for versatility winners

  • Selects and secures awards for year end

  • Provides announcer names for morning versatility winner presentations at shows


Chairperson: Sam Holwerda
Members:  Lisa Filbrandt, Val Grimes
   Committee responsibilities:

  • Secure location

  • Set date

  • Secure caterer and determine menu

  • Get invitations designed and out to membership


Chairperson: Jim Harroff
Members:  TBD
   Committee responsibilities:

  • Work in conjunction with Show Operations committee

  • Secure cattle supplier for shows / clinics

  • Ensures contract is in place for cattle for shows

  • Responsible for cattle delivery and departure condition forms to be signed by both cattle supplier representative and RHAM cattle committee at each show/clinic/event

  • Clinic cattle are sourced as needed for clinics; work in conjunction with the clinic committee

  • Secure bedding and hay for cattle at shows

  • Secure people to work in cattle pen at shows including:

    • Feeding and watering

    • Numbering cattle

    • Organizing cattle for classes

Clinics &  Events:

Chairperson: Sam Holwerda
Members:  Jim Harroff & Kayla Dewey
   Committee responsibilities:

  • Establish clinic schedule

  • Poll membership for types of clinics to host

  • Secure clinicians

  • Secure facility for clinics

  • Manage the signup process in a fair manner

  • Set up and clean up at clinics

  • Manage and report back to the board expenses, income and profits

  • Determine which tack swaps and expos are most beneficial for RHAM to attend

  • Manage and report expenses for these events to the board

  • Represent RHAM at the events and recruit other RHAM members to work the event

  • Orders/stock paperwork for booths

    • Membership forms – RHAM & ARHA

    • Clinic flyers & registration forms

    • Showbills


Chairperson: Kayla Dewey
Member:  Toni Blonde
   Committee responsibilities:

  • Solicit for sponsors/advertisers to offset expenses

  • Generate ideas to engage membership to assist in bringing in sponsors/advertisers

  • Provide the show announcer the list of sponsors/advertisers to announce during shows including details about each to help promote their business

  • Store banners between shows and bring the banners to the shows

  • Put up and take down sponsor banners in arena at shows

  • Send thank you cards to the sponsors in a timely fashion

  • Write editorials monthly for Saddle Up magazine

  • Develop marketing flyer to promote RHAM and encourage advertisers

Show Operations:

Chairpersons: Jim Harroff, Toni Blonde
   Committee responsibilities:

  • To be available shortly

Patterns (including Trail):

Chairpersons: Kayla Dewey, Amanda Rottman
Members:  Lisa Filbrandt, Toni Blonde
   Committee responsibilities:

  • Design trail patterns for shows

  • Supply computerized versions of patterns for shows

  • Ensure all obstacles are at shows

  • Coordinate setup and take down of trail course

  • Secure volunteers for trail as needed – person for rope and one to reset other obstacles as needed

  • Walk through trail course with judges


Chairperson: Toni Blonde
Member:  Gina DeMeyer
  Committee responsibilities:

  • Ensure information on website it current and maintained


Chairpersons: Amanda Rottman, Chris Rantz
   Committee responsibilities:

  • Manage the RHAM Youth Representative program:

    • Generate interest in program

    • Select youth representative

    • Secure crown, etc. for new representative annually

    • Secure ‘thank you’ gift for outgoing representative annually

  • Manage flags for opening ceremonies at shows

  • Secure youth for flag presentation in opening ceremonies at shows

  • Work in conjunction with Banquet committee on Silent Auction


Chairperson: Toni Blonde
Members:  Sam Holwerda, Jim Harroff
   Committee responsibilities:

  • To be available shortly