The new board from left to right: Bernie Hoeltzel, Johanna Lanner, Joachim Zangerle, Roland Kirchner, Isabeau Riemann, Thomas Lik and Gerd Wilhelm.
New Board Elected – Joachim Zangerle now President, Gerd Wilhelm Vice President
During their 2015 Annual Convention, the National Reining Horse Association of Germany elected a new Executive Board. After eight years as an NRHA Germany president, Kay Wienrich had announced that he would not be available for re-elections any more – as had Paul Kratschmer who had been NRHA Germany‘s President resp. Vice President for 15 year.
This is the new Board of NRHA Germany:
President Joachim Zangerle
Vice President Gerd Wilhelm
Sports Bernie Hoeltzel
Youth Thomas Lik
Financials Johanna Lanner
Regional Groups Roland Kirchner
PR/Sponsoring Isabeau Riemann
Joachim Zangerle is already well known in reining. He has been working on the Board for 10 years now in the Youth division and is Vice President of the DOKR Reining Committee. It is due to his achievements, that the NRHA Germany Youth Camp has become such a huge success. He was also part of the organization of the first FEI European Championships Reining for Junior and Young Riders in 2009.
Gerd Wilhelm, who operates La Mesa Ranch in Prichsenstadt, has been working on the Board for several years and was responsible of Marketing / Sponsoring. He has been working in the NRHA European Affiliate Council for five years and was part of the team organizing the NRHA European Futurity for six years.
The NRHA Germany was founded in 1987 and became an NRHA Affiliate in 2012. With more than 3,000 members, it is the biggest reining association outside the American continent. NRHA Germany organizes five major events each year starting with the NRHA Easter Show. The highlights are the NRHA Breeders Derby and the NRHA Breeders Futurity which are part of the NRHA Germany Stallion Service Program. Also, NRHA Germany is dedicated to promoting reining in Europe. The association organized the 2009 FEI European Reining Championships and established CRIs for Junior and Young Riders. Their youth program as well as the one for regional groups has been very successful for years now. The association includes twelve regional groups which organize clinics, promotional events and shows themselves.
NRHA Germany is also busy promoting Para Reining in Europe on its way to becoming an FEI Para Equestrian discipline. Last year, they organized and sponsored the first Para Reining Training Camp in Europe. Two weeks ago, they presented the discipline during the FEI Para Equestrian Forum at Equitana in Essen.
Further information: www.nrha.de