NORTH AMERICAN BREEDING DISTRICT
A NEW DAY FOR NORTH AMERICAN HOLSTEINER BREEDERS
DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS & DELEGATES
President ------------ Anke Magnussen*
Vice President ----- Guy Hodgson*
Secretary ------------ Patti Mahaffey*
Treasurer ------------- Wendy Davis Gerrish*
From 1978 to 2018, the Holsteiner breed in North America was preserved and maintained by the American Holsteiner Horse Association and its Board of Directors. In 2018, the Holsteiner Verband invited the AHHA membership to become a new breeding district of the German organization, and, following a referendum vote by the membership, the AHHA dissolved to become this new breeding district.
Each Breeding District of the Holsteiner Verband maintains a Board of four members: a president, a vice president, a treasurer, and a secretary.
In addition to the board, each district has a minimum of three voting delegates, with more allowed based on the number of active mares within the district.
Each Holsteiner breeding district holds a general assembly at least once a year. The breeding district assembly deals with the following matters:
- election of the breeding district board (chairperson, deputy chairperson, secretary and treasurer)
- election of Holsteiner Verband delegates according to the Verband rules and bylaws
- discussion of Holsteiner Verband topical matters and affairs
- discussion of breeding district matters and affairs
Elections are held every four years.
The delegates elected by the breeding districts meet at the delegate assembly in Neumünster twice a year.