IHC Committees

  • Annual Meeting/Silent Auction – Plans, organizes, promotes, and arranges speakers; Plans, organizes, promotes, collects and arranges silent auctions for IHC;  Lela Mullen  423-330-0971
  • Website – Updates, manages content for Iowa Horse Council website; Linda Spain, 515-205-6983
  • Nominations – Recruits and nominates individuals for board members and/or officers; Kim Houlding  515-795-2261
  • Membership – Implements membership drive and new member information and orientation; disseminates periodic and timely information to the public regarding programs and activities of IHC; Marilyn Bender, 515-681-0850
  • By-Laws –  Forms a committee when IHC by-laws require review;  Susie Spry  515-279-1036
  • Awards & Scholarships – Promotes, markets, and selects the IHC scholarships and awards for the Hall Fame, Horseman and/or Horsewoman of the Year, Meritorious Award, Council Appreciation Certificate, and Recognition of Achievement Certificate; Cathy Murray, 515-975-3469
  • Grants & Sponsorships – Promotes, markets, and selects recipients for grants and/or sponsorships offered by the Iowa Horse Council; Barb Zukowski, 641-396-2935
  • Publications – Produces the newsletter The Iowa Horse – Susie Spry, 515-279-1036; Newsletter Editor – Dorrine Norby, 712-944-5681.
  • Marketing – Interacts with associate organizations, media, governmental agencies, and others to increase visibility for the IHC and awareness of the Iowa equine industry; oversees the IHC booths at trade shows and state fairs; IHC Booths; Cathy Murray  515-975-3469
  • Equine Health & Welfare – Informs the horse industry of disease problems through continuing education formats; maintains media contact to alert and inform horse owners about special issues & special events;  Kim Houlding, 515-795-2261
  • Breed & Organization Liaison – (OPEN)
  • Horse Fair – Assists with coordination of this annual event, which provides a major educational venue for the horse industry; David Beary  515-290-5938
  • Trails, Land Use, & Zoning – Promotes trails and trail development within the State of Iowa; represents the council on land use and land planning efforts; works with DNR and various other groups – Sandee McKee, 641-751-5921