Emily currently resides in Altoona with her husband and fur babies on their small ranch. She has been involved with horses her whole life, as her parents have been long time breeders and trained when she was very young. Growing up on her family’s ranch, Vision Ranch, Emily has developed a passion for working with the horses they have raised. Starting her first pony from halter breaking to under saddle at just five years old, she’s never known any other way. She currently shows her big red roan gelding VR The Love Bug, Herbie, in the all around events. He is a home bred, raised, trained and shown gelding that has been a lot of fun to show! Emily and Herbie highlighted their 2017 year with being named the Reserve High Point Horse of the Year for the American Roan Horse Association. Emily has been involved with Pinto since 2013. In her youth years she showed another home grown gelding, Joe Boxer, in the all around events. She still owns him and has set him on a new career path, team roping! Emily enjoys going roping with her husband in her free time, and exercising her creative mind. She currently works as a rural carrier for the USPS in Bondurant, Iowa. Emily is also the official representative in Iowa for the American Roan Horse Association and would love to answer any questions you may have about the pinto or roan associations!
Angela De La Riva
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.
Bill enjoys life and fellowship with his horse family. He received his first horse when he was 5 and has been riding ever since. He and his wife of 22 years, Jani, have been with IPtHA beginning in 2011. Bill has served on the Iowa Pinto board for 4 years. Retired as a Staff Sergeant for the Iowa Army National Guard and working in law enforcement for 28 years, he currently drives for K&B Transportation. Bill and Jani live in Anthon, Iowa
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 her fiance, 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 Director of Economic Development for the Ackley Development Commission. Outside of work, Angela enjoys spending time outside, training service dogs, working with weanlings and working with her long time show gelding.
*Meet the Iowa Pinto Board members*
Executive Committee, PtHA
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Tina Langness is a World Champion Exhibitor, Trainer, Coach, Judge. She has been involved in the horse business for over 37 years. She is the 2016 PtHA Horsewoman of the Year and Hall of Fame Inductee.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, a PtHA and Markel APHA 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. She is affiliated with many equine associations including PtHA, APHA, AQHA, ApHC, PBHA, NSBA, IHSA, POAC, WSCA, IPHC, MPHA, ARHA, ABHA, NRCHA, WHC, Minnesota & Wisconsin 4-H and FFA. Tina is a PtHA Professional Horsemen Committee member and resides on the Board of Directors for the Iowa Pinto Horse Association. She is also the committee chair for IPtHA show judge assignments and is a WSCA Judge’s Code of Ethics and Animal Welfare Committee member. 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. Tina was born in Ames, Iowa and now resides in New Richmond, Wisconsin. She has been blessed with 22 years of marriage to her husband Dave. Together the two own and manage a 40-acre full spectrum training facility only 40 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area.
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