Cooper is a Prescott area realtor and property manager. He grew up with horses as a young boy and currently owns a quarter horse gelding that he rides on trails and considering competing with in the future. He also enjoys steer and bull riding and is a member of the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association. AS an active horseman in the community, he has become involved with CVEA in the hopes of seeing it grow into the pre-eminant horse facility in Northern Arizona.
Barb Lunsmann ~ Treasurer
Barb loves horses and rode whenever she could. Now, she owns eight horses, all of whom are her favorites. Her passions run the gamut from trail to ranch work to driving. Retired from supervising a large call center, her skills with numbers and her love of all things equine have led her to CVEA and the position of our treasurer.
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John moved to Prescott in 2011. He opened a Boarding and Training stable and has been active in the Tri City horse community. He has been involved with horses his entire life and has trained and shown English and Western horses nationally as well as internationally., and has trained junior riders to
many championships. He is a founding member of CVEA and continues to support the organization and its development.
I’ve always loved horses, but growing up in the city of Chicago I wasn’t given a lot of exposure to real horses; although I did play with plastic horses! As an adult I was finally able to purchase my own horse, Ebay. I retired in 2019 and now I get to finally spend time with Ebay. CVEP has allowed me many opportunities to improve my riding, develop new skills, meet new friends and has provided me a way to give back to the community that has already given me so much!
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Ashley grew up in Arizona and has always been involved with horses. She went to Yavapai College here in Prescott. After college she decided to move to Colorado. She trained horses for a large ranch as well as competed in barrel racing and team roping. She has served on the Ute Mountain Rodeo board as well as President for the Colorado West Barrel Racing Association. About 3 years ago she decided to move back to Chino Valley, an area that she has always loved. She continues to train horses, give lessons, and compete. Ashley also works for a nonprofit organization in Prescott. She enjoys producing barrel races for the community and plans to put more on at the park. She truly believes in the parks mission and brings her past experience and knowledge to CVEP.
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It all started in November 2017 as a volunteer, when I was recruited to be in charge of Membership.
I'm enthusiastic about this opportunity to be on the board of this organization.
I have 35 years of extensive experience in Customer Service as Owner of a very successful business, Patty’s Critters. I'm known for getting to the point and resolving problems. There is nothing I enjoy more than delighting and always going above and beyond the Call of Duty. This gives me an opportunity for self-fulfillment when my strongest personal traits are engaged.
I find the human/horse relationship very rewarding. I miss my mare, Elsa.
I relocated from California about 5 years ago, but it’s the Arizona attitude of the people that kept me here. I now live in the Prescott Mountains where I work at Friendly Pines Horse Camp on property with my love, Reba (my dog) where I enjoy gardening, 4 wheeling and DIY projects.
I feel my organizational skills and experience will be an asset in this role.
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Helen grew up in Washington state and competed in junior rodeo until she was eighteen. She enjoys camping and trail riding with her husband and friends. She was a director for the Sumas Junior Rodeo for eighteen years and with her sister gave many clinics for junior riders and helped over 125 junior riders get started in rodeo competition. She and her husband moved to Wyoming where she enjoyed trail riding, competing in gymkhana events and volunteering for an organization that put on many gymkhana events and was a board member with that organization for many years. Helen moved to Paulden in 2017 and competes in local gymkhana events in Yavapai county. Helen will bring her vast knowledge and dedication to the board of CVEA.
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Brad is the owner of High Desert Buildings & Barns. He has been riding horses for about 12 years. He moved from Wickenburg to Chino Valley in 2012. He is happy to be a part of CVEP and contribute to its growth.
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I grew up in the Northeast and got my first horse, Boo in ninth grade [she came with the house]. As an adult, I owned and operated a small boarding and lesson facility in central NH for 12 years before downsizing to two horses. Moving to Chino Valley with my husband in 2018, I now enjoy trail riding and dabble in Western Equitation with my quarter horse Bobby. He lives here at home with his buddy Ronin, a small flock of chickens, a cat, and four Australian Shepherds. I am looking forward to supporting the continued growth and new activities at Chino Valley Equestrian Park.