President and Cattle & Timed Events Director

Ricky Glen

President and Cattle & Timed Events 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.  

e:  Phone: 0407 440 937

Deputy President and Show & Performance Director

Paul Lorimer

Deputy President and 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. 

 e:   Phone: 0412 740 065

Vice President, International and Marketing Director

Kane Skopp

Vice President, International and Marketing 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. 

e:   Phone: 0402 836 607

Treasurer and Amateur Director

Rachel Turner

Treasurer and Amateur Director

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Strathfieldsaye, VIC

I have grown up in the industry with my family (nee Elliott) breeding and showing Quarter Horses in the performance, cutting & sporting events.

I started showing myself over 25 years ago and still compete in the all round  performance events today as an Amateur. 

Based in Central Victoria with my husband, I work in the Agribusiness finance sector.

I’m passionate about supporting our industry from the grass roots up as well as growing our youth and amateur divisions.

e:     Phone: 0438 374 068

Investigative Officer and Youth Director

Liz Keating

Investigative Officer and Youth Director

I live in central Victoria not far from Kyabram. My husband and I have a small farm approx 200 acres where we run beef cattle, along with my boutique training facility. Between Sam and myself, we have 5 adult children and 6 grandchildren that keep us busy in what little spare time we have. 

I have been an active member of the AQHA for over 40 years, firstly competing as an Amateur, then becoming a professional coach and trainer in 2009 when I started Lifestyle Performance Horses P/L. I have also been actively involved with AQHA affiliates over the years, and am presently the treasurer for on the Goulburn Valley QHA & WRC, which involves running one of Australia’s premium shows Summer Sizzler, so I have an understanding of what is involved from an Affiliate prospective.

My passion is the grass roots of our industry.  I love introducing newcomers to our beloved Quarter Horses and being a part of their journey through my lesson and training program.  From the basics to competing successfully at elite levels, my program ensures the bond between horse and rider is utmost.

I have been a Board member for 8 years, in that time holding the Affiliate, Traditional, and now the Youth portfolio. Our youth are the future of the AQHA  and I look forward to steering the portfolio with the input from our youth members.

You can contact me via phone or email

e:     Phone: 0418 354 917

Stud Book and Hall Of Fame Director

Trish Wettenhall

Stud Book and Hall Of Fame 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 

e:    Phone: 0418 567 180

Affiliate Director

Joanne Gregory

Affiliate Director

I have been a director for the past 8 years and I work full time as a Business Analyst. I have had extensive experience in the Quarter Horse industry through judging, showing and organising shows and other events.

I have previously held the judging and Show and Performance portfolios on the board and this   year have taken on the Affiliates portfolio. I am hoping to assist our clubs dealing with a downturn in numbers attending their events and will work with the other affiliates to come up with some suggestions that may help them to run a healthy and fun club.

I am always free to assist any member who has any queries so contact me if you wish.  Phone: 0437 703 353

Traditional Director

Lorelei Payne

Traditional Director

From Sunny Coast Qld, Lorelei Payne, now travels extensively across Australia and overseas for private and clinic coaching, and judging. The ultimate “rider” coach, Lorelei’s discerning eye does not miss a trick. Her credentials include AQHA Professional Horseman (level 3), AA accredited AQHA Judge, Ranch Judge (level 2), EA International Judge, HSAA Judge, Western Dressage Judge and on the Board of Directors AQHA.  She has dedicated over 50 years to her horses from English, Hacking, to Western and Western Dressage as a fierce competitor, a trainer and judge. She has flawless Rule Book knowledge and inspires greatness in all her students; just as she expects it in the ring.

e:      Phone: 0412 277 712

National Show and Professional Horsemen Director

Kyle Mobberley

National Show and Professional Horsemen 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. 

e:     Phone: 0438 306 121

Judging Director

Peter Bellden

Judging Director


Peachester, Queensland

I live in Queensland with my wife Kerrie and own and run our Quarter Horse Stud for over 30 years. Personally I have been a Director of AQHA previously and held the office of President on 4 occasions over an 18year span. 

I have shown successfully at most major Quarter Horse National and State Shows and won many prestigious events and Hi-Point Awards. 

I believe I can assist the Board and of course support the membership. 

The AQHA is very special to me havng been involved as a member for a very long period of time.

e:   Phone: 0418 731 015


AQHA Director

David Caleo

AQHA Director

I’m AQHA Prohorseman David Caleo. I love my job as a horse trainer, being privileged to help youth, beginner and amateur riders achieve their goals and dreams. I am currently the AQHA Prohorsemen Chairperson, in addition to having served on the committee of the Sydney Quarter Horse Association for many years.

I am passionate about our industry and prepared to face any challenges that may arise to help promote the AQHA and support its members.

E:    Phone: 0400 160 766

Kim Johnson

AQHA Director

Kim Johnson

I have been a director of AQHA over the last 8 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 heavenly involved in our Quarter Horse industry, one in 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, that are all amazing.

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

E:   Phone: 0427 667 886