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“Appleatchee is one of my very favorite places to visit for a horse show! Being an equine photographer, I visit it quite a bit, whether it's for a show or for a portrait session for the boarders and their horses. I'm incredibly lucky to live only 10 minutes away from this gorgeous facility.”

Jeni Jo Photography

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"I had a great time sorting. Everyone was very nice and helpful."

Shannon CT.

"It's a very laid back atmosphere. Everyone it is very nice and very helpful. We look forward to participating every month!"

Paula J.

"Wonderful facility and friendly people!"

Geisha E.

"Outstanding show barn but arenas and areas to ride as well. Cattle on grounds for events and they do an outstanding job of grooming to fit your needs!"

Kathy W.

"We love Appleatchee!  Very clean, people are very friendly and so many places to ride."

Gabrielle S.

"Good People Nice facility with an indoor riding arena"

DeEtte P.

"I come from the Seattle area and this place is amazing. There's a huge variety of horseman (women) but from what I have seen, we all have the same goal: horsemanship and enjoying our horses. I am lucky to be a part of this facility"

Juliane H.

"this place is amazing! If you ever visit you HAVE to climb saddle rock. Absolutely stunning views up there. The stables are pretty nice, and you can put horses across from each other so they can see each other and plenty of alleyway space. There is also a really fun obstacle course just past the road that has bleachers for people who want to watch. The obstacle course has some jumps, but still plenty of room for people who don't want to jump. The arenas are very nice and spacey, although the J.S. Sparks arena has only 1 set of bleachers, but the lower one has plenty. If you board there, the horses can go outside in a little mini paddock. Also, there is plenty of room for campers or motorhomes. The outdoor arenas are very nice as well, and the round pen has very tall walls so horses can't jump out. Overall, it's a very nice place you should definitely visit sometime."

Hailey B.

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appleatchee@nwi.net | 509.663.3175 | 1130 Circle Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801

Appleatchee Riders Association is a private membership organization incorporated in 1947 in Washington State for the purpose of promoting fellowship among horse lovers.

Please note: We are a private facility. All of the horses here are privately owned. We Have NO Pony Rides, Trail Rides, Birthday Parties, or Horses for Rent.

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Appleatchee is governed by a Board of Directors made up of 6 Executive Members and 6 Trustees.

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Board Information

Get to know the Appleatchee Riders Board

Meet the Appleatchee Riders board

Learn more about joining the board

To join the Appleatchee Board, you must be a member in good standing that has been a member for at least 1 year. If you are on a Family Membership, only one member of that family can hold a position on the board.

Selecting the Board
Board members are nominated by the Nominating Committee. The Committee is made up of the current year’s Trustees. Executive Board Members and three Trustees are voted on every year at the Annual Meeting. Trustee positions are a two-year term. 

Can I Vote?
Per our Bylaws, a certain number of 'voting members' are required. Voting Members are members that vote on the board positions and other items brought up at the Annual Meeting. If you are eligible to become a voting member, paperwork is sent out a few weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. 

President

It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all annual and special meetings of the members and at all meetings of the Board of Trustees and to perform generally all duties incident to the office of President. The President shall have the power to appoint such committees as he or she may deem necessary from time to time.

Cole Stuart

Cole has been a member of Appleatchee for about seven years now and has spent three years on the board. He’s tried a little of every discipline on his mare Moo, but can't pin himself down to just one.  


Cole says “I ran for president because I believe in the future of this Association. I feel this Club and its Members made me into the person I am now, and want to do my part to make sure it's preserved for generations to come. I ride bareback almost every evening to help with an old back injury.  Apparently, I look unapproachable, but I'm always interested in having new members join me for a few leisurely laps around the grounds.”

Cole Stuart

Vice President

The duties and powers of the President shall devolve upon the Vice-President during the absence of the President. The Vice-President shall at all times assist the President in the performance of the duties of the President.

Becky Goodwin

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Becky Goodwin

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Secretary

The duties and powers of the President shall devolve upon the Secretary during the absence of the President and Vice-President. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all meetings of the Board of Trustees. The Secretary shall provide accurate minutes of the last annual membership meeting and any subsequent special membership meetings at the annual meeting of the members. At or before each meeting of the Board of Trustees the Secretary shall provide the minutes of the last meeting to the Board for approval.

Tammy Wheeler

Tammy has been riding at Appleatchee since the 1970s and has been an active member since 2005. She has served on the board as a Trustee, the Treasurer, and most recently as the board Secretary. Tammy grew up in a family that raised Quarter Qorses and she has been riding for more than 50 years. Tammy has ridden and competed in many different disciplines including gaming, roping, rodeo, general Western Riding, and halter, but now her passion lies in Three Day Eventing. Tammy says she is so grateful to live in a community with such an amazing club owned facility. Appleatchee allows her the opportunity to continue riding and growing as a horse person.

Tammy Wheeler

Treasurer

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to oversee the books and accounts of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall provide a complete and accurate report to the members annually, and interim reports as the Board of Trustees directs, upon the financial affairs of the Corporation. The Treasurer shall provide an accounting of all the funds coming into the possession of the Corporation.

Karen Kooy

Karen has been an Appleatchee member for about 30 years and has served on the board since 2014. She previously served as a trustee and was elected Treasurer in 2022. 


Karen has been horse crazy for as long as she can remember and got her first horse when she was 16 years old. She has been competitively reining for around 8 years but also enjoys the occasional trail ride.


While Karen's husband does not share her passion for horses, she says he tolerates them and the rest of her animals. Karen also has cats, dogs and chickens. Karen has three biological children and three adopted children and recently welcomed her 10th grandchild!

Karen Kooy

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Sergeant at Arms

The Sergeant at Arms helps retain order in official board meetings as well as ensuring that the Appleatchee Board adhears to Robert's Rules of Order, Small Board (modified). The Sergeant at Arms is a part of the Executive Board.

Brock Ragan

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Brock Ragan

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Past President

Angella Kirschner

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 Angella Kirschner

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Trustee 2024

The Board of Trustees is authorized to manage both the maintenance and the operation of the Corporation, and to manage capital improvements all in accordance with budgets as approved by the membership.

Hannah Schneider

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Hannah Schneider

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Trustee 2024

The Board of Trustees is authorized to manage both the maintenance and the operation of the Corporation, and to manage capital improvements all in accordance with budgets as approved by the membership.

Bethany Symonds

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Bethany Symonds

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Trustee 2024

The Board of Trustees is authorized to manage both the maintenance and the operation of the Corporation, and to manage capital improvements all in accordance with budgets as approved by the membership.

Dianne Cook

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Dianne Cook

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Trustee 2023

The Board of Trustees is authorized to manage both the maintenance and the operation of the Corporation, and to manage capital improvements all in accordance with budgets as approved by the membership.

Deseree Bybee

Hello my name is Deseree. I have been a member of Appleatchee for about 4. My horse Jaxson and I enjoy trail riding, sorting, arena work and most importantly learning. I have two children, Kash (11yo) and Kruz who is almost 5yo, who you will also see horsing around with me. I am very excited to be joining the board as a Trustee. I will always greet you with a friendly smile and help out when and where I can.

Deseree Bybee

Trustee 2023

The Board of Trustees is authorized to manage both the maintenance and the operation of the Corporation, and to manage capital improvements all in accordance with budgets as approved by the membership.

Montana McDonald

Hello I’m Montana McDonald, I have been a member of Appleatchee for three years, and this is the start of my second year as a trustee! You can find me on the trails, sorting practices, or riding around the grounds with my son and our two horses!

Montana McDonald

Trustee 2023

The Board of Trustees is authorized to manage both the maintenance and the operation of the Corporation, and to manage capital improvements all in accordance with budgets as approved by the membership.

Latifa Whitefall

I have been a member of Appleatchee for about 14 years now. For the majority of my membership, I had the pleasure of teaching and training a variety of disciplines. My background is in dressage, 3-day eventing and jumping. Over time this morphed to include and then focus on western events; primarily reining. I am currently taking a break from teaching and training as my career in real estate is keeping me very busy! I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to serve on the board and to give back to the community and facility that has given me so much!!

Latifa Whitefall

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This is your club and we want your input. Join us for the next board meeting or fill out the form below to send the board a question or topic for discussion.

The Board Meetings for 2022 are on the third Wednesday of each month and begin promptly at 7:00 pm in the Appleatchee Clubhouse.

 

The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held on December 17th at 3:00 pm in the Appleatchee Clubhouse.

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