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Friesian Events Association
Terri Ray - President: Terri is the owner of Double R Performance Horses and Don Ray Insurance Agency were she sells
equine insurance and all other personal lines. Terri shows nationally and holds regional, national and world titles on her Friesian,
She is the current President of the FEA, was the past president of 8 years with the NEFHC, a past FHANA board member, former
USEF rules committee member, former MHC board member & former VP of MQHA. She owns multiple breeds & rides multiple disciplines.
Currently Terri & Wally are performing with Friesians In Pink and you will see them at many New England events.
Jennifer Grady - Board Member: Jen is the owner and trainer at Acorn Hill Farm in Whitefield, Maine. Jen and her husband
Steve established their farm in 1980 and their two adult sons, Jamison and Jordan live on tracts of land from their
farm. Jen owns and trains Friesian horses along with all other breeds of horses for the Show or Dressage ring, trail riding,and breaking
out of young horses. Jen has owned and trained a vast number of great horses over the years and have learned much from these
horses. She has received National, Regional and local championships in Dressage, Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Sport Horse,
Trail and In Hand. She currently owns two Friesian geldings, Rhoherrin (Fabe x Marrigjen) and Wouter van't Zandpad ( Beart x
Jiske Fan E Beijemastate) and a Morgan mare MEM McDreamy (Liberation First Star x MKS Just Cause), all of which she shows and trail
rides. She has her NEHC judges card for Western and English and judges 4 to 6 shows annually through out Maine and New Hampshire. In her
spare time she enjoys gardening.
Debbie Thomas - Treasurer - Owns Fabled Friesians in CT along with her husband Scott and currently owns 2 geldings and 2
1st premie ster mares, and have two wonderful dogs, Rayna and Tucker. She is shown here riding her gelding Hilbrand
whom she has had and trained since he was 2 years old. She is currently riding and training a new 6 year old gelding, Edison.
She enjoys riding in both Dressage and Pleasure shows and trail rides when she has the chance. She also has ridden with the Friesians
in Pink drill team. Deb has been involved in many organizations including NEFCH, FHANA, IFSHA, USEF, USDF and CDA.
Scott Thomas - Board Member: Owns Fabled Friesians along with his wife, Debbie. They currently own 4 Friesians
and have a 2015 foal "on the way" with their 1st premie ster mare. He currently rides their gelding Hilbrand and has shown in
Dressage and Pleasure shows. Two of his geldings, Hilbrand fan Fjildsicht and Klaas fan Synaeda, have won numerous IFSHA Grand
national Championship and World Championship titles. Klass (who has been sold to a new forever home) has also won
many 1st place ribbons in costume classes as a Pegasus and Eagle wearing a 14 foot wingspan designed and built by Scott! Scott
plays an important role in the Friesians in Pink drill team as the "man of all trades" making sure the team is all set and he has
also started riding with the team. He is committed to fundraising for people in need. He enjoys educating others
on how great this breed is and the wonderful things they can do. He has been involved in many organizations including FHANA,
IFSHA, USEF, and NEFHC and held positions on the NEFHC board from 2006-2009.
Jennifer Black - Board Member: Jen feels very blessed to finally have her dream! She owns a 5yr old friesian
gelding, Donder BTF, who is the son of Teade 392. Jen purchased Donder when he was 3 months old from Black Thunder
Friesians. To quote Jen..."He is my dream come true! It only took 28 years to get him, but he was well worth the wait!!! He
has brought so much happiness to my life! He is my kid and my life." Jen and Donder are working on walk/trot under saddle and
will be showing at pleasure and dressage shows this year.
Ricky Drew - Vice President: Rick owns his own weatherization/construction business, DnL Weatherization LLP. Rick has been announcing
horse shows for over 2 decades, and managing horse shows for a decade. He has never ridden a horse. Because of that fact, many people
in the horse world refer to him as the horseless headman. Rick has managed &/or currently manages shows for many clubs: Friesian
Events Association, American Saddlebred Association of Maine, Maine Quarter Horse Association, New Hampshire Quarter Horse Association,
Maine Horse Association, Northeast Friesian Horse Club, and has his own show- the Maine Event- Maine State Championship Show. Beyond
managing shows, Rick currently serves or has served on the boards of: FEA, MHA, MeQHA and ASAM. Rick comes from a family well-known
for auto-racing in Maine and New England. Rick would say his passion is ‘horse power’. Rick is also passionate about the FEA’s dedication
to giving back to the equine industry.
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Cindi Spear - Secretary: Cindi and her husband Shawn own Black Thunder Friesians in Buxton ME, where they board, breed,
sell and show Friesians. They have owned and bred Friesians for over 15 years and currently have 4 Friesians.
They are active FHANA and SMDA members. Cindi held various positions on the NEFHC board over 8 years, from board member
to President, was an active member of SPHO and also volunteered her time to the Portland, Maine Mounted Police Division.
In addition to raising 1-2 foals a year, they host "Friesian Experiences" at their farm to introduce this wonderful breed to
others. Cindi also competes her friesians in both dressage and pleasure shows throughout New England.