Board of Directors

Robert

Robert Hartley - Chairman

Born and raised in Wyoming, Robert's love of horses was evident at a very young age.

Many different mentors have guided Roberts journey as a horse trainer: Max Pollet, Roy Yates, Rodger Peterson, Steve Schwartzenberger, and Rocky Dare, to name a few.

Horses have aided in a very exciting journey for Robert, including living and training horses in Germany for four years, horse shoeing and breeding certificates from Oregon State University and competing on an International, National, Regional and local level.

In 2010 Robert, wife Stacy Jo, son Brandon, daughter Hope moved to Harrisburg, OR. It is there that they became owners of a horse facility that offers horse training, clinics, breeding, boarding, lessons and much more.

Roberts experience representing and standing for the membership of multiple Associations is broad. With 10+ years on multiple AQHA Affiliate Boards, in 2017 he became an AQHA National Director, joining the ASHA Board in 2014 and finally, serving as President for 3 years, Robert continues to be a voice for the members and horses.

Stacey

Stacey Lyle - Vice-Chairman

Stacey was born and raised in Placerville, CA. She has always been in love with horses.

After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Systems Management with a minor in AgriBusiness from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Stacey worked for the late Jeff Walker and developed her love for the stock horse.

In 2005, Stacey moved to Oregon and worked for a Veterinary Service Inc. She and Jason Lyle married in 2007 and now enjoy living in Lebanon with their family, son Cole and daughter Cassie.

Stacey and Jason own Lane Manufacturing Company, where they specialize in custom rubber molding and manufacturing irrigation gaskets.

Riding horses has given Stacey many opportunities to learn from a large handful of wonderful trainers in various disciplines and she has enjoyed taking the best parts from each one. Her favorite aspect of the ASHA format is that it showcases the aspects of the all-around working horse.

 

Marcia

Marcia Trujillo - Treasurer

Marcia's love of horses came from her dad, Calvin Davis. She and her brothers enjoyed trips with their father out in the back country throughout Oregon and Idaho.

One of her favorite trips with her dad, was to the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area with all of her family. This horse camping adventure included her husband Gary, two daughters and extended family.

Something that Marcia appreciates about the Stock Horse Pleasure class is the use of a horse to get from one place to the next. This was something instilled in her from Calvin.

When Marcia had her first lesson, Calvin asked what she learned and she explained that she had worked on her stop. He laughed and said, "Thats a good idea".

Marcia's profession throughout life was as a school teacher and her passion for riding and learning has continued on with her horse Little Bit.

Stacy-Jo

Stacy Jo Hartley - Secretary

Stacy Jo grew up in Grants Pass, OR on the Rogue River. It was here that she pursued her two loves: horses and golf.

Balancing horses and golf through high school was a challenge. Weekends were filled with 4H, open shows, and three day eventing mixed in with earning state titles with her High School Golf Team.

After graduating in 1988, Stacy traveled to Las Cruces, NM on a full scholarship to New Mexico State University. It was here that she achieved Academic All American.

After four years in New Mexico, Stacy decided to move back to Oregon and play for the University of Oregon Women's Golf Team. In 1993, Stacy graduated from U of O with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology.

It was then that she took a leap of faith, turned professional and traveled the women's mini golf tour. Her journey led her to assist in opening an indoor golf teaching facility in Scottsdale, AZ and then move to San Francisco, CA.

Her professional life took many different turns in California: working for Vogue in advertising, assisting in investing banking at Morgan Stanley, part of the internet boom and worked for a start up business Red Herring and then circled around to teaching golf.

In 2003, Stacy returned to Oregon and worked as the Production Manager for her family at Mountain Monograms. This is when she met her husband, Robert Hartley. They now live with their daughter Hope in Harrisburg, OR.

Peggy-Bond

Peggy Bond-Heath

With over 30+ years in the equine industry, Peggy has competed, instructed and learned through her experiences.

She started competing in her early teens riding English and showing in three day eventing.

While attending college at Utah State University, she was introduced to several Western disciplines that ranged from pleasure, cutting, reining and reined cow horse. It was her work with Chuck Nesmith where she found her passion.

In 2009 she took an interest in the new and quickly growing ranch horse versatility program and has been hooked ever since.

Peggy and husband Gary moved to Oregon in 2014. It was then that she launched her business where she specializes in training both horse and riders in the ranch horse versatility discipline, and she has coached multiple riders to local, regional and national titles in ASHA Novice, Limited Non-Pro and Non-Pro All-Around Championships.

Most recently, Peggy won the 2017 ASHA Region 6 All-Around Championship and National Championship in Green Horse Reining, Trail, Pleasure and Cow Horse.

Being a clinician and judge is part of her passion to teach. She holds several judge's cards and clinicians across the Nation.

Both Peggy and Gary are humbled and blessed to own and operate Norther Grace Performance Horses, in Oregon City, OR - "Home of the versatile performance horse".

Julie

Julie McClaire-Yates

Julie's love for horses started around the age of 8 at a dude ranch in Black Butte, OR. She used to ride her bicycle to the stables where you Mom was a ranch hand, just so she to get on a horse.

Her love of horses grew and she started competing in Pee Wee Rodeo's with her beloved pony, Winner. She loved barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, break-away roping and even rode a few steers. She continued to compete through high school on the Redmond High School Rodeo Team.

After high school, Julie moved from Central Oregon to Portland to attend college where she became a registered Dental Hygienist.

Later Julie got married and started raising her family in Oregon City. After taking some time off from the horses, she decided to return to showing her quarter horse in performance classes.

In 2009 she fell in love with donkeys and she began raising and showing miniature donkeys in-hand and driving classes.

Her passion grew for mules and she now competes with her mules and quarter horse in many disciplines, showcasing their versatility in competition.

Kendra

Kendra Winans

Born in Clements, CA, Kendra grew up with a deep love for all animals. Her family was and still is heavily involved in many different associations.

Raising and showing Australian Shepherds has been something that Kendra grew up doing with her family. Although she loves her Aussies, her true love is horses.

At a young age Kendra began riding in the NorCal Junior Rodeo and on a traveling drill team.

Her family moved to Scio, OR in 2004 where she resides today with her husband Matt and children.

Together, as a family, the Winans raise a broad array of livestock to provide quality meat to family and friends.

Nathan

Nathan Kurtz

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