Directors

Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

President, International Director

I have been a director of AQHA over the last 18 years, and have been your President held the Stud Book portfolio , Youth portfolio for many years and International director representing you as the member all over the world with many phone meetings to keep us abreast of all that is happening world wide.
I have been in AQHA for some 39 yrs and I'm passionate about our Quarter Horse and all facets of our industry.

My husband Fred and I live on our property at Locksley, Victoria, where we run a Breeding Farm and Quarter Horse stud, on 200 ac. We have three grown children, two are heavely involved in our Quarter Horse industry. One in the Pleasure industry as a trainer and breeder, the other in the Cutting industry as a rider and breeder. We are very proud of all of them . And now we are the proud Grandparents of 4 grandsons and 1 grandaughter, that are all amazing.

For the future for AQHA I see so much positive diversification into all areas that QUARTER Horses are competing in and I’m happy and privileged to be part of it. 

cuttabarqhstud@gmail.com   Phone: 0427 667 886

Carol Ricketts

Carol Ricketts

Deputy President, Investigative Officer

My name is Carol Ricketts and I live in Queensland, previously from NSW.

I retired four years ago from my position with the AQHA as the General Manager.

I am into my second three year term as a Director and I have been President for two years. Recently, I was elected as President for a third year. I am honoured to hold this position.

I have two beautiful grandsons, I am a sports fanatic although just watching these days, and I am a volunteer for Red Cross Australia.

carolfayericketts@gmail.com       Phone: 0427 333 480

Shane Massingham

Shane Massingham

Vice President, Affiliates Director

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Ingoldsby, Queensland

Shane has been an AQHA member since his youth days, beginning in 1976. His 44 years’ experience as a member, competitor, trainer, clinician and Judge has helped develop a wealth of experience to be offered in helping the AQHA to grow and move forward.

Shane is currently self-employed as an Online Entrepreneur. He is interested in all disciplines offered in the AQHA events and now, at 58, has time he can devote to assisting the Association.

Currently Shane resides in Ingoldsby QLD, with partner Kerry Ann. 

AQHADir3@aqha.com.au     Phone: 0407 083 579

Peter Bellden

Peter Bellden

Treasurer

AQHADir8@aqha.com.au   Phone: 0418 731 015

Trish Wettenhall

Trish Wettenhall

Amateur Director, Studbook Director

I have been involved in the Quarter Horse industry for 37 years

I have owned and operated Triandibo Quarter Horse Stud since 1983, Breeding and training western performances horses.

My introduction to the Quarter horse was through the Melbourne Quarter Horse Association, riding in the improver program.

I have been a member of the NCHA, ARCHA, NRHA competing at state and national levels.

I’m proud to say I’ve bred and trained many AQHA Hi Point Award winners and 2 Hall of Fame recipients.    #aqhaproud 

AQHADir1@aqha.com.au    Phone: 0418 567 180

Paul Lorimer

Paul Lorimer

Show & Performance Director

I am 65 years of age, married with two adult daughters and one beautiful grandaughter. I am a partner in our family’s western saddlery business. As a family we have been actively breeding and showing quarter horses for over 40years.

I have been an active member of regional affiliates and the AQHA Board. As a Director, I have always tried to consider all the possible impacts of decisions to be made by the Board and have never been afraid to stand up for anything I believe is in the best interests of the members. 

 AQHADir9@aqha.com.au   Phone: 0412 740 065

Ricky Glen

Ricky Glen

Cattle & Timed Events, Hall of Fame Director

I am a single dad with two sons, Lachlan and James and I manage a great stallion in Peptos Stylish Oak.

The world is sitting up and seeing what Australia is producing, both with riders and horses winning and placing at major events in the USA and one must also add that these riders are the product of the youth system that we must continue to support to nurture for riders and trainers of tomorrow.

We must also remember our past members and horses and ensure that their achievements are recorded and recognised so they are long remembered.
The AQHA is in a great position and will continue to grow and grow and with good management will continue to do so.  

cutterone@bigpond.com  Phone: 0407 440 937

Joanne Gregory

Joanne Gregory

Judging Director

I have been a director of the AQHA for the past 6 years, holding the portfolio of Judging convenor every year. I have introduced the on-line judges’ applications and refreshers which I feel has revolutionised the portfolio and made it much easier for our judges with the use of technology. I feel there is still much more to be done with this portfolio and I am only just getting started.

I have extensive experience in the QH industry through Judging, showing and organising shows and other events.

I also feel that my job as a business analyst and my financial working business background has also been a valuable contribution to the AQHA

 AQHADir2@aqha.com.au  Phone: 0437 703 353

Kyle Mobberley

Kyle Mobberley

Professional Horsemen Director, National Show Director

I have been actively involved with AQHA and the equine industry for over 30 years and a trainer for approximately 23 years. 

My experience in the Quarter Horse industry includes being actively involved and coaching 3 Youth World Cup Teams, a Clinician, showing and I am an active member of Goulburn Valley Quarter Horse & Western Riding Club, and have been President for the last 6 years, as well as a member of the AQHA Professional Horsemens Group. 

 AQHADir4@aqha.com.au      Phone: 0438 306 121

Liz Keating

Liz Keating

Traditional Events Director, Youth Director

Hello my name is Liz Keating, I live on property in Central Victoria with my husband, where we run
beef cattle, and I run a boutique training and coaching facility Lifestyle Performance Horses.

Training and coaching for all levels of Amateur, Youth and Beginner/Improver, I also have regular a
lesson and clinic clientele, and more recently introducing my popular online remote coaching which
has been very successful during trying times.

I have been a member of the AQHA for 38 years and actively competing in the soft events for the
majority of this time. I am passionate about the ‘grass roots’ of our industry, along with the Youth
and Amateurs.

Away from horses I enjoy spending time with family, especially my grand kids.
I look forward to being your director.

AQHADir10@aqha.com.au     Phone: 0418 354 917

Kylie Barnett

Kylie Barnett

Director

My partner Ben Tapp and I along with our two young children, own a horse, cattle and hay property on the outskirts of Tamworth. My passion is competing in campdrafting and cutting events and watching my eldest daughter who has started to compete. I love helping and nurturing the Youth. It’s amazing how they thrive under positive guidance.

Ben and I have travelled competing our horses throughout NSW, QLD & the NT and I am always amazed at the quality of horses and riders across the country.

I enjoy following the Cutting Futurity in Australia and America and the likes of Nutrien Sale and Campdraft in Tamworth and seeing what horses and bloodlines are emerging.

email: AQHADir6@aqha.com.au   Phone: 0400 602 241

Kane Skopp

Kane Skopp

Director

I have been involved in the western industry for the past 20 years and a member of  the AQHA for almost 15 years. Alongside Holly Johnson, we own and operate HK Show Horses from Haigslea, Qld where we manage a breeding and training program focusing on western pleasure and hunter under saddle futurity horses as well as youth and amateur all around horses. 

We have trained many horses to major futurity wins and national championships as well as coached numerous youth and amateurs from novice level to the winners circle.  

Our breeding program has been successful in both Australia and the United States as we strive to continue to improve the stock and add to the gene pool with importing stallions and mares into our country. 

We have a keen interest in coaching and are often conducting clinics within Australia and overseas. 

I am passionate about the Quarter Horse and am looking forward to contributing to the future of our industry. 

AQHADir12@aqha.com.au   Phone: 0402 836 607