As far back as I can remember, Arabian horses have been a part of my life. I began riding at the age of six and showing class A and regional shows at eight. I was hooked. But life happens, and I left the horse world for several years until my childhood friend and competitor, Joe Reser, became my husband. Suddenly, horses were back to the center of my life as what was once Joe’s hobby became his career. Together, we are a part of Setting Sun Stables, LLC, where we train, breed, and raise Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. Most importantly, I am the mother of two boys, Cole and Grant, who have also caught the horse bug. Arabian horses are both my passion and my business. As such, it is important to me that I not just participate in, but actively help to shape the future of our industry. As a member of the OHAHA board, I serve as a delegate for the AHA convention. I hope the AWPA can serve as a vehicle to promote and facilitate participation in our breed.
I am a 30 year veteran of the Columbus Ohio Police Department and have been married to my lovely wife Angela for the past 22 years which makes me the luckiest guy in the world. In my spare time I am currently a member of the US and Canadian National show commissions, a past Region 14 Director and the President of the Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association. I believe the Arabian Western Pleasure Association may just be the most important thing I have been involved in for the Arabian horse community. My hope is to encourage people to get involved in breeding, showing and enjoying quality Arabian and Half Arabian Western Pleasure horses again. “If it can’t be done on the back of an Arabian or Half Arabian horse than it’s not worth doing in the first place”.
I started riding before I can remember, and have been involved in Arabians when my parents purchased my first horse, a Half-Arabian, when I was 8 years old. There’s nothing about an Arabian horse I don’t love, they are beautiful, intelligent, at times challenging, and most of all some of the best friends I have ever had. Born and raised in Summerville, SC it’s where I still live and work for my family business, Summit Rubber Company Inc., that was founded by my grandfather 30 plus years ago. I enjoy riding all types of disciplines, but there’s nothing like a good western horse to me. That trust and communication is harder than it looks, and I love the challenge of it. It’s an honor to be part of the AWPA, and I am beyond excited for the future of this association and what I feel it brings to the table. There’s no better people and animals on earth than in the Arabian breed. I look forward to working with owners, breeders, trainers, and amateurs as we embark on this new adventure.
Treasurer: Lori-Kay Frye
I received the best gift ever when my parents gave me horseback riding lessons for my 10th birthday and was introduced to Arabian horse shows by my first riding instructor. I love the horses, people and comradery and I cannot imagine a life without being a part of the amazing Arabian community. Although I’ve always admired the beauty, elegance and strength of the western pleasure horse, I spent most of my youth and early adulthood showing in English, Country English and Show Hack. When I was in my early 30’s my parents purchased an untrained 3-yr old colt that, once under saddle, showed a surprising talent for loping. That horse was Kornwall and I was finally able to show a western pleasure horse. I have been hooked ever since.
I was born and raised in Texas and, when not riding or showing, work as a CPA on the tax strategy and analysis team for a major financial institution. I’m excited for the opportunity to be involved with the AWPA. It is a wonderful, worthy program and I hope to use my work experience to benefit the AWPA, the people and the horses involved in it.
I have been training Arabian horses professionally for 35 years. My wife Caralyn Schroter and I own and successfully operate RBC Show Horses in Smithfield, NC. I have been a member of the Arabian Horse Association since 1974. I have been a clinician for 35 years for numerous Arabian Horse Clubs around the United States and Canada. I currently serve on the APAHA board of Directors and the Arabian Horse Celebration Show board of Directors. I am a North Carolina Representative for the Region 12 Arabian Horse Association. I also attend the Arabian Horse Association Convention each year as a delegate for the North Carolina Arabian Horse Association. I feel that I have had great opportunities to provide knowledge and guidance to many major breeders and clients who have bred or own some outstanding western pleasure horses. To name a few of my personal favorite western pleasure horses that I have be honored to train, May Dancer V, PA Kid Khan, Possesion PGA.
Josh Quintus is a Respected Judge and was the 1997 Western Horseman of the year. He has accomplished National honors in Halter, Western, English, Driving, Hunter Pleasure and Hunter over Fences. Josh has a foundation of over 18 years experience in the Arabian horse industry. He is competitive and knowledgeable with an established and respected reputation.
Dana developed an early passion for Arabian horses that also fueled her career choice as a veterinary technician. Dana resides in Alberta, Canada where she conditions and prepares her own Arabian horses to compete as an amateur in both hunter and western, to the national level. In recent years, Dana moved horses to the USA for training, showing and essentially to expand her knowledge and involvement in the Arabian horse industry. Dana is an integral part of the breeding program for Salisbury Farms, in her hometown of Sherwood Park and she takes pride in her accomplishments with many of the horses bred on the farm. Dana’s passion for Arabian horses is evident in her dedication to the breed and the Arabian horse industry.
Live in Waukee ,IA and have Arabians and half arabians for 30 years. Though a beautiful moving western horse is my absolute favorite thing we have haltered some of these babies we have bred also. An amazing goal to have to do it both for yourself and the breed.