The American Quarter Horse JournalMarch 5, 2014
AQHA Directors Ralph Seekins, Lance Treptow and Stan Weaver
Three AQHA directors have been have been nominated to be considered for a position on the AQHA Executive Committee according to the Association's bylaws, and will be interviewed by the AQHA past presidents at this year's convention. (Read the AQHA rules regarding the AQHA Executive Committee.)
Ralph Seekins of Fairbanks, Alaska, is an AQHA director since 2006 for Washington/Alaska. Ralph has served on the AQHA marketing and membership committee, the American Quarter Horse Foundation Council and is currently serving on the AQHA Public Policy Committee.
He began his association with American Quarter Horses in 1995 when his daughters convinced him and his wife, Connie, that they really needed horses. His early years with horses included ranch work and sprint racing. The first two horses for the Seekins family were home-trained and went on to earn AQHA open championships, AQHYA championships, AQHYA Supreme Champion titles and one youth versatility award.
For more than 13 years, the Seekins family has used their American Quarter Horses in the Helping Hooves therapeutic riding program for riders with disabilities.
Lance Treptow of Omro, Wisconsin, became an AQHA director in 1988 and elevated to director-at-large in 2007. He has served on the shows and professional horsemen, judges, nominations and credentials, and hall of fame committees. He has also served on the affiliate and show councils, as well as numerous AQHA task forces. Lance served as chairman of the show committee from 2005-2007.
He is an AQHA judge and show steward. He has been an AQHA exhibitor since 1968. He currently serves on the public policy committee, as well as the affiliate advisory board.
Lance is the CEO of Wisconsin Tubing Inc., a Midwestern manufacturer and distributor of drainage products. He and his wife, Beth, reside in Omro, Wisconsin.
Stan Weaver of Big Sandy, Montana, was elected as an AQHA director in 2011 and was a member of the AQHA Marketing Council, Public Policy and Hall of Fame Selection committees. He currently serves on the marketing and membership committee and as chairman of the AQHA Ranching Council, and has been instrumental in helping get the AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders program off the ground. As a breeder, Stan has been a member of the AQHA Breeder Referral Program since its inception. He has been breeding the American Quarter Horse for more than 30 years, and has registered 1,326 foals with the Association during that time.
Stan has owned and operated Weaver Cattle Co., a cattle and farming enterprise in north central Montana, for the past 30 years. He also owns and operates Weaver Order Buying, a cattle brokerage firm. Stan and his wife, Nancy, began a Quarter Horse production sale in 1996 under Weaver Quarter Horses and have sold horses to people from all 50 states. He has been active in rodeo competition and continues to be involved in working cow horse, reined cow horses and ranch sorting competition.
Stan and Nancy have raised three children on the ranch: KellyAnne Terry, David and Daniel.
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