Meet the Board & Officers

Johnny Cannon – President
Rebecca Cannon - Treasurer 

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We own a small Farm called FairWinds Farm located in Cleveland TN on the TN/GA border. After a lifetime of Rebecca owning and showing American Saddlebreds, we started with our first Clydesdale in 1992 and then joined the GDHA! We knew a lot about horses, but the draft horses were so different from any of the other breeds we had owned. There was a lot to learn! In the GDHA, we have found lifelong friendships and a wealth of knowledge to help us both with our draft horses. Through the years we’ve owned several registered Clydesdale geldings and a registered Belgian gelding. Each and every one have taught us something new. We’ve both enjoyed showing in all levels at many shows for over 20 years on the Eastern Half of the USA in Halter, Show Cart, Show Hitch Team, English & Western Riding, and in Youth Classes. We also enjoy pleasure riding and pleasure driving with our drafts. Our goal is to promote Draft Horses in the South by providing advice and assistance to other draft horse owners! We hope our years of experience will help us support the GDHA in accomplishing this endeavor. Johnny & Rebecca.

Lynn Johnson – Vice President (Events)

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Lynn Johnson has been a member of the GDHA since 1996 when she purchased her first Clydesdale Brookside Benjamin and started showing at local shows and Perry. Since then she has owned four other Clydesdales, Carl, Ebenezer, Willy and Royal and has shown successfully in ladies cart, English and western under saddle, pleasure driving and halter, plus fun classes like obstacle cart, obstacle under saddle, and costume classes all the way from Sedalia, MO to Louisville, KY to Raleigh, NC to Perry, GA to Ocala, FL and everywhere in between. This year as VP She will be involved in planning club outings such as clinics, trail rides, potluck get togethers, etc., plus keeping our club members informed about draft related events. She and her husband Tom reside in Ooltewah, Tennessee near Chattanooga and have been married for over 34 years and have one son James and three grandchildren, Charlotte, Samuel and Lenora. And yes she is on fb.

Claudia Oliver – Vice President (Marketing)

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Claudia Oliver has been a draft horse owner since 2003 upon the purchase of her first show quality Percheron foal in 2003 and he lived for 14 years. Since then she owned two show Clydesdales, one was lost to cancer. The other Clyd is Willow Way Nixon, 2013 Reserve All American Clydesdale. Coming four year old, she looks forward to showing him at the national level in 2017. Claudia maintains the fb page and the website. Last year she was the 2016 GNDHS show manager. This year she hopes to contribute at the GNDHS committee level with focus adding more CLASSIC SIX HORSE HITCHES to the 2017 GNDHS and continuing to expand the draft and light draft participation. You can follow Claudia and Willow Way Nixon (Peach) on fb.

Brittany Edgerton – Secretary

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Brittany Edgerton has been a member of the Georgia Draft Horse Association since 2009. Brittany and her husband Richard own a carriage service in Northwest Georgia called Down South Carriage Service specializing in weddings.The Edgertons manage a farm in Dalton Georgia and train, sell, and show. Brittany has been training horses and giving riding lessons for 12 years and specializes with draft horses under saddle and campaigns a vaulting team of great kids. Brittany is on facebook.

 

KIMBERLY BUTLER- NEW BOARD MEMBER in 2017!

Kim Butler has been an active member of the GDHA since 2013, after purchasing an unbroken 2yr old Clydesdale/Gypsy Vanner gelding, by the name of . . . TADPOLE! Kim, her husband Rob, and 9yr old son Wesley, live in Conyers, GA and own a small “farm” complete with two horses, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and two ducks. Kim grew up riding off-the-track Thoroughbreds and was actively involved in the US Pony Club for over 10 years. Taddy & Kim participate in a variety of disciplines, including competitive trail riding, obstacle challenges, English/Western pleasure, and their latest adventure – horseback archery! Thanks to the encouragement of several GDHA members, the pair has also begun showing successfully in the pleasure driving classes. Kim has been attending the GDHA Spring Show with Tadpole for several years now, and appreciates the laid back, friendly, and helpful atmosphere that the GDHA always provides. Follow Kim & Tadpole on FacebookKim has been an active member of the GDHA since 2013, after purchasing an unbroken 2yr old Clydesdale/Gypsy Vanner gelding, by the name of . . . TADPOLE! Kim, her husband Rob, and 9yr old son Wesley, live in Conyers, GA and own a small “farm” complete with two horses, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and two ducks. Kim grew up riding off-the-track Thoroughbreds and was actively involved in the US Pony Club for over 10 years. Taddy & Kim participate in a variety of disciplines, including competitive trail riding, obstacle challenges, English/Western pleasure, and their latest adventure – horseback archery! Thanks to the encouragement of several GDHA members, the pair has also begun showing successfully in the pleasure driving classes. Kim has been attending the GDHA Spring Show with Tadpole for several years now, and appreciates the laid back, friendly, and helpful atmosphere that the GDHA always provides. Follow Kim & Tadpole on Facebook.
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