An Iowa native, "Sam" attended the University of Northern Iowa earning his Master of Science: Biology. He spends his time working for local conservation boards protecting and managing animal populations and their habitats. His main passion is of course equestrian sport, with an emphasis in hunter type horses. His family's small horse breeding farm, Ranch on Ridgeway, located in Cedar Falls, IA occupies most of his free time. When he gets the chance, Sam enjoys international travel, and recently spent three weeks in the Philippines. Sam has been serving on the IPtHA board as a director for 2 years now.
Emily lives in Boone, with herhusband, three dogs, three horses, and ferrets. Emily has been a PtHA member for the past 6 years. She shows in the all-around with her gelding, Alotta Rocki. When Emily isn't riding, she is taking care of her australian shepherds, Fenrir, Odin, and PupPup. She is also currently in nursing school with the hopes of being a hospice nurse. She loves talking to newcomers and answering questions, so please feel free to call, text, or email her for any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.
Angela currently lives in Ellsworth, Iowa. She has been around horses ever since she can remember and began showing with the Pinto Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association in 2013. Angela has sat on the Iowa Pinto Board of Directors since December of 2015. Outside of horses Angela is an active member of her community, serving as the 4-H horse project leader in her county as well as serving on two national board of directors. Angela has recently finished her Masters at Drake University and works as the Executive Director of Economic Development for the Ackley Development Commission. She also is co-chair of the Hardin County Economic Development Alliance. Outside of work, Angela can be found spending time outside, training service dogs, working with young show stock and her long time show gelding.
*Meet the Iowa Pinto Board members*
Angela De La Riva
Board of Directors
"Come Join the Fun"
Kevin Woodford is a familiar face in the equine industry since 1985. He has an extensive background in training (all disciplines from ground zero to finishing), coaching (Novice, Youth, Amateur, and Open clients of all ages and abilities), competitor (presented multiple awards in various disciplines), judging (from 4H to breed show) and serving on many local, state and national equine boards. He has been active with several equine organizations throughout his career, which include PtHA, APHA, AQHA, POAC, PBHA, ApHC, IPHC, IBHA, NSBA, as well as many local equine associations and 4H/FFA clubs. Currently Kevin is serving as one of the Board of Directors on the PtHA at a national level, in line to hold the position as President in 2020. He is now seated as an Iowa Pinto Board of Director, following his role as Iowa PtHA President for four years prior. After being located in different states throughout his career, Kevin is excited to be located and in his own facility in Holstein, Iowa (45 minutes east of Sioux City, Iowa on Hwy 20) and near his hometown of Mallard, Iowa. A father of 3 and proud poppy of five, great clients, nice horses, endless opportunities and a fun meter running 24/7 is called his world and the path for ongoing success.
Executive Committee, PtHA
Sarah lives in Clarion, Iowa where she works for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and is currently working on her Masters Degree in Agricultural Education. She has been riding and showing horses since she was 5. She is a Minnesota native and spent her beginning horse career showing hunter jumpers and eventing but switched to the all around pleasure and showed with Minnesota Pinto as a youth. After graduating with her Animal Science degree from Iowa State she now has been showing with Iowa Pinto since 2017 with her gelding Stewie. This is her first year serving on the Iowa Pinto board. Outside of showing she is also the Wright County 4-H horse project leader and enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 dogs and cat.
Carol is a world champion exhibitor showing horses raised on their farm “Painted Acres”. She has been showing horses for over 45 years. In 2017, she and her mare Dun N Country were the #1 Am Sr in PtHA. In her professional career she helps agricultural companies with their marketing strategies helping to bring together sales, marketing and people development. She is in her element when facilitating, teaching and mentoring others to develop their God given talents. She is the horse project leader and guest lecturer at numerous Universities. Her husband Mark and 3 sons reside on their acreage in Prole, IA. Their oldest, Austin, continues the family tradition showing. At the shows, you will see Carol showing, cheering on other equine enthusiast and helping anyone who asks for assistance. She is known by others for her drive, love of life and animals.
Tina Langness is a World Champion Exhibitor, Trainer, Coach, and Judge. She has been involved in the horse business for over 35 years.Tina’s accomplishments include over 100 PtHA, ApHC, NSBA, ABRA and APHA World and Reserve World Champions. She has been coined a “Top Trainer” and specializes in coaching all-around youth and amateur competitors in 11 different events. Tina is a certified and carded Judge, an AQHA, APHA, and PtHA Professional Horseman as well as an APHA Certified Clinician. She has presented clinics in the United States and internationally. Tina holds judging cards in NSBA, PtHA, POAC, MN & WI 4-H, WSCA, WHC, and State of Wisconsin County Ag and District Fairs.She is the 2016 Pinto Horse Association Horsewoman of the Year and Hall of Fame Inductee.
Tina is a committee member of the PtHA Professional Horsemen, and is the Vice President of the Iowa Pinto Horse Association. She is the committee chair for IPtHA & WPHA show judge assignments, and is a WSCA Judge’s Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare Committee member. She is affiliated with many equine associations including PtHA, APHA, AQHA, ApHC, PBHA, NSBA, IHSA, POAC, WSCA, IPHC, MPHA, ARHA, ABRA, NRCHA, WHC, Minnesota & Wisconsin 4-H and FFA.Tina is active in her community and the equine industry committing her time as a clinician and judge all over the country. She volunteers her time to many State 4-H & FFA organizations providing educational clinics and lessons free of charge.
She has been a Registered Nurse since 1997. She involves herself with community nursing and provides service to events needing on-site licensed professional observation and emergency care. She attributes her keen ability in animal care to her nursing education and background. Tina is a state and national contributor to numerous professional educational equine articles.She has been featured and published in many publications including, the American Paint Horse Journal, Equine Chronicle, InStride Edition, Equestrian Style Magazine, Paint Horse Connection, Country Today, Horse Power, Hunt Seat Horses.Com, New Richmond News, The Judge’s Choice, Midwest Stallion Directory, Cornerstone Blog, and HorseShowJudges.com. She has also been featured on the Discovery Channel’s “Animal Planet”, discussing the benefits of eye tattooing to decrease the prevalence of optic squamous cell carcinoma in equines.
She was born in Ames, Iowa and now resides in New Richmond, Wisconsin. She has been blessed with 24 years of marriage to her husband Dave. Dave has worked in the construction industry for over 30 years and continues to do so. Together the two own and manage a 40-acre full spectrum training facility only 40 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area.Tina’s hobbies include jewelry making, enjoying nature, spending time with friends and family, and boasting the many talents of her miniature dachshunds. She invites visitors to stay and take in the breathtaking scenery of the vast rolling hills, lakes, and rivers, as well as the wildlife and recreation Wisconsin offers.
Mark has been involved in Iowa Pinto since 2005. He and his wife, Carol, take pride in their home bred horses raised at the Painted Acres Farm. He is often seen roaming the shows shaking hands with old acquaintances and introducing himself to new exhibitors/families. He has truly enjoyed watching Iowa Pinto Horse Association grow and supporting his friends and family.