Directors Elected in 2021:
Meet our Directors elected in November 2021
My name is Lisa Mather and I happy to have been reelected to a second term on the
ESAHA Board of Directors. My husband Jim and I own and operate Century Stables
in Marcellus, a boarding, training and lesson facility. I have owned Arabians since
1984 and have been an AHA member for nearly that long. While Jim likes a good
Arabian, his breed is the Hackney. We compete in show ring driving as well as
carriage driving competitions with our hackneys. We own a Half-Arab gelding that
we show in the Country Pleasure division and a purebred Arabian that we take on
trails. As a teacher of 30 years, learning and instruction are two of my best things. I
am always up for learning new things and love to share that learning by teaching
others what I know. I would very much like to see the driving division come back to
life in the Region. I do recall when that division had classes with three or four
horses. We have hosted many driving clinics on our farm and would enjoy helping
Arabian enthusiasts learn more about carriage driving. Please consider casting a
vote for me. Thanks!
Dan Weeks has been an active member of ESAHA for 35 years, and has been riding and showing Arabian horses for longer than that. He has served many terms on the Board of Directors in the past, and served as the club’s treasurer for more than a decade before stepping down to move to Washington, DC in 2010. Since returning to central New York, he has established True North Farm in Cazenovia, specializing in training and showing main ring hunter pleasure horses. Committed to the long term success of the breed, Dan embraces the evolution of the competitive landscape and looks forward to contributing fresh insight and new energy to help the club meet the moment and remain relevant in the current state of the industry.
My name is Michelle Winters and I live in Hannibal, NY. I have had horses since I was 4 years old. Starting out with 2 Shetland ponies as family pets. I did mostly trail riding and occasional fun shows. At 10 years old I acquired my first full sized horse. She was a 2 year old Standardbred filly straight out of the cow pasture. After training her myself ( as best a 10 year old could do LOL). I rode her for long hours out on trails, mostly by myself, for many years. Eventually, I sold her and her 2 year old Half Arabian filly so I could raise my two children.
After a 13 year hiatus I was gifted a Pure Polish Epizod daughter. We entered the world of working cows and taking dressage lessons, generally both in the same weekend. Though she is no longer with us it was her work ethic and versatility that got me hooked onto this beautiful breed.
Many years later and in recent history my wonderful boyfriend and I have bought a piece of property where we are building a horse facility. We own 13 horses, 9 of which are Arabians and I have begun breeding Arabian Sport horses. It has been a joy to introduce people to these wonderful horses by using my foals as lures.
I look forward to seeing more of my fellow enthusiasts in the sport horse and dressage arena on the Arabian show show circuit. I also hope to see some of you out there competing with me on the Open show circuit to help promote our wonderful breed.