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Notice of Election 2023

2023 USIHC Board of Directors Election

In accordance with Section 2 of Article IV (Voting and Elections) of the Constitution of the United States Icelandic Horse Congress (USIHC), the President has appointed the following Congress members to administer the 2023 election of Board of Director members of the USIHC:

Deb Cook, Chairperson
Ellen Parker
Robyn Schmutz

In further accordance with Section 2 of the Constitution, the election committee shall:

  • Accept nominations until October 22, 2023
  • Prepare and distribute ballots to all voting members by November 5, 2023.
  • Accept voted ballots until December 22, 2023.
  • Provide the tabulated results to the President no later than December 28, 2023.

The upcoming election shall select three directors, who will serve for terms of three years starting on January 1, 2024. Incumbent directors Jeff Rose, Lori Cretney, and Sara Stewart are up for re-election. Jeff Rose and Sara Stewart have opted to run for re-election. Lori Cretney has declined to run for re-election.

In accordance with Section 3 of Article VII (Board of Directors), nominations for the position of director shall be in writing. The nominee, the nominator, and two seconders, all of whom must be voting members of the USIHC, shall sign nominations. The nominator and seconders shall not be of the immediate family of the nominee. Nominations should include the email address and telephone number of the nominee. Nominations must be received by October 22, 2023. They should be emailed to:

Deb Cook, Chair

All candidates are requested to email the election committee at with statements of one or two paragraphs giving their backgrounds in relation to the Icelandic Horse and reasons why they should be elected. The candidate’s statements will be disseminated with the ballots. Any questions regarding the election process should be addressed to the Chairperson by email (