Thank you for taking the time to vote for your future KDA Board of Directors
Please take a moment to read the bios written by the candidates.
Vice President Candidate Bill Kraatz
I would be honoured to be re-elected to the KDA Board! I currently run 4 businesses under Bill Kraatz Real Estate Services, volunteer or officiate at 1½ dozen shows and events a year, and volunteer well over 100 hours to KDA annually, plus Board duties. Since my start in 2012 we have successfully managed two CDIs, a Festival of Champions and two Regional Championships.
We’ve increased our General Fund an additional $100,000 and our DC complex fund to over $105,000, and greatly expanded our Educational offerings during my time! We can continue to be a leader in GMOs!!!
Treasurer Candidate Michelle Morehead
Mother of two, married to Jim Morehead for 34 years and Secretary/Treasurer at Equine Medical Associates, PSC. Dressage has taught me so much, introduced me to so many wonderful people and hopefully I can enjoy it for many more years to come.
JUNIOR/YOUNG RIDER REPRESENTATIVE Candidate Ruby Trevis
Hello, my name is Ruby Tevis! I am 18-years-old and I have been an active volunteer and competitor with the KDA for 3 years. As your JR/YR representative, I am making it my mission to encourage more youth involvement in dressage, and give young riders a voice where it counts. The young riders of today are the future of dressage, which is why it is imperative to dedicate time and investment in educational and show opportunities for youth members.
Director Candidate: Ellen Murphy
Ellen Hamilton Murphy, age 36, is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist based in Georgetown, Kentucky. Professional since 2010, she specializes in coaching young professionals, adult amateurs and junior/young riders. Her students’ achievements include year end championships, qualifying for and placing at major national venues in both dressage and eventing. In addition Ellen has been very successful on horses she has developed and competed.
Director Candidate: Jennifer Harber
I have MANAGED A Dressage and Driving barn for the last 13 years. I actively compete in both driving and dressage. I served on the Tri-State Dressage Association in West Virginia for several years.
Director Candidate: Cari Wlosinski
Throughout the years, KDA has provided many benefits to myself and others in Kentucky who love horses and the sport of dressage. In the past, I have had the privilege to experience the benefits of being a KDA member. These experiences have ranged from numerous clinics that I have been able to ride at or audit, educational opportunities, grants to the annual awards program. Now that I am a retired teacher, I have the opportunity to give back to the organization that provided me with so many opportunities throughout the past several years. It would be mt privilege to serve on the KDA board and help out in any way I can to give to others the chance to experience the amazing opportunities provided by KDA.
Director Candidate: Glenn Reed
Glenn is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner working for the city of Louisville responsible for general accounting, grants management and grants compliance. He has been in love with horses from the time, while in college; he was invited on a midnight trail ride by Roxana his wife since graduation. He has served as treasurer and is currently a board member. His goals for the organization are to make it inclusively provide a variety of dressage experiences for all riders with an interest.
Director Candidate: Laura Corsentino
I’ve been active with KDA as a competitor, as a volunteer at shows, for years since the early 1990’s, and am currently serving on the KDA Board of Directors. During that time, we have expanded to three rated shows and offer renowned clinicians. I’d love to be part of our continued growth!
Director Candidate: Karen Moore
I am a technology director over our enterprise data warehouse at Humana where I do everything from leading interns into their career to making strategic decisions on how Humana will store and use data in the cloud. In the evenings and weekends, I manage a small farm where I keep my 4 horses, board a few horses, train my up and coming dressage horse, give a few lessons, and hack around on my trail horse. For the first 15 years of my horse life, I barrel raced and mostly just rode to enjoy the ride. The next 15 years I spent entering the dressage world on my quarter horses and x race horses, scaping up money to take a lesson once a month, being thrilled if I had enough money for a schooling show and dreaming of making it to first level. The last 10 years I’ve been lucky to lease a 2nd level dressage horse, then be blessed enough to half lease an FEI school master, and now for the first time ever I have my own real dressage horse that I’m training up the levels. I want to be on the KDA board because I want to help others, no matter what they ride, no matter what resources they have, to be able to experience the joys of dressage along with the bond it creates with their horse.