Get to know the WDAFL Board of Directors:

Meeting Minutes

Daryl Leonard

President
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Daryl earned a BS in Math from Principia College and a MA in Athletic Administration from Western Michigan University (many years ago). As a college athlete (prior to Title IX), she chose to start developing college women’s athletics’ and then went on to developing and directing both men’s and women’s university athletic programs. She …… Read More

Marie-Frances Davis

Vice President
Education & Youth Development
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Marie-Frances grew up in Southern New Jersey riding pony hunters and competing in 4-H events including horse judging. She attended Salem-Teikyo University in West Virginia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Equine Careers and Industry Management Program …… Read More

Susan Butler

Secretary
Membership Director
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I was born and raised in Madison, WI. I was very lucky in my younger years that my parents could afford to pay for riding lessons for me. But owning a horse was never in the cards back then. My riding lessons included English, western, and jumping. That all ended when I went to college at the University …… Read More

Patty Davis

Director
Youth Development Chair
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Patricia (Patty) Davis grew up showing western pleasure and trail in 4 -H and local community shows. She left the show world as an adult to pursue her career in pre-hospital and emergency medicine serving the citizens of Florida as an EMT/Paramedic and …… Read More

Andrea Browning

Treasurer
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I was raised on a farm in Oregon and was lucky enough to be the daughter of a horse crazy mother and supportive father. My mother showed Three Day Event Horses and gave riding lessons, my father kept the operation moving forward, and he was also at every show. We (my sister and I), completed in every class offered at every 4-H and … … Read More

Carole Jackson

Director
Newsletter Chair
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Horses have been a special part of my life since I was very young.  Born and raised in Jacksonville, FL, I started taking English riding lessons at 5 years old, jumping before I was 10 and doing cross country by 12. A big turning point for me with horses was when I met Ron McLoughlin while … … Read More

Rachael Ory

Director
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Rachel grew up in Northern Michigan, was a 4-H member, and worked at a local boarding barn as a youth. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and went to work as an assistant to reining horse trainer Tom …… Read More