Christina Keim to join New Hampshire Horse Council 2021 Board of DirectorsMarch 26, 2021
Christina Keim, M.Ed., M.F.A., will be joining the 2021 Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Horse Council (NHHC) as a director-at-large. Keim joins five returning directors in guiding the work of the NHHC in the upcoming year. Her appointment was announced at the NHHC’s Annual Meeting, held virtually on March 6, 2021.
Keim is long-time equestrian educator and the principal horseman at Cold Moon Farm in Rochester, N.H. She is also the founder/coordinator of Strafford County Equestrian Trail Riders, which works to promote and preserve equestrian trails access, and a senior lecturer in the University of New Hampshire Equine Program.
The NHHC membership re-elected all officers to their positions for 2021.
President Jozi Best, of Unity, N.H., is a life long equestrian and long-time member of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau. She currently serves the Farm Bureau as the chair of the State Equine Committee, as a member of the Livestock and Legislative Policy Committees and as the vice president of the Associated Women of Farm Bureau. In 2020, Best was appointed to the Governor’s Commission for the Humane Treatment of Animals.
Vice President Fred Klein-McNeil is the co-owner of Rockaway Farm in Hampton Falls, N.H., where they breed and raise Shire horses for use under saddle. He is also an active member of the Wentworth Hunt Club.
Secretary Trixie Lefebvre of Londonderry, N.H., is an avid pleasure rider and an advocate of co-recreational use of trail systems. She is a member of Derry Trail Riders, Granite State Carriage Association and the Rockingham Recreational Trail Association.
Treasurer Pat Darmofal of Haverhill, Mass., has been involved in the equestrian community in New England since 1972. She has participated and managed pleasure trail rides all over the region and remains a working member of several clubs including Derry Trail Riders, New Hampshire Horse and Trail, New England Horse and Trail and Cross State Trail Ride, Inc.
Director-at-large and Trails Liaison Debbie Briscoe, of Brentwood, N.H., will also continue on the board for 2021. A member of Derry Trail Riders, Briscoe is responsible for founding trails committees in two towns and has advocated for equestrian trails at the state level since 2007. She will continue to serve as the chair of the NHHC Trails Committee.
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About the New Hampshire Horse Council
Since 1986, the New Hampshire Horse Council (NHHC) has been dedicated to the protection and improvement of all aspects of the diverse horse industry in New Hampshire. Through education and leadership, NHHC acts as a liaison among horse groups, the general public and the legislature. NHHC is an official affiliate of the American Horse Council and is a registered 501 (c) 5 organization.