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Board of Directors

Jenn Murray

President / Competitions Committee Chair

Jenn has been a part of the DNB board for several years. She has held many different roles, including communications rep, NBEA rep, director at large, and now sits as show committee chair. She purchased her current horse, Sirpico at 10 months from Huntington Farm in Vermont in 2013.


 

Natalie Russel

Vice-President / Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair

Natalie’s joined the board in 2018, she has been a competitor at the DNB shows for the past 6 years. A former pony club member who returned to riding in 2011 and purchased her first horse at this time.  Natalie competed AA first level in the 2018 season with her horse, Legacy.

 


Melissa McKnight

Treasurer

Melissa has been involved with DNB for 4 years and has served in both the NBEA Rep, Sponsorship and Membership roles. She has been riding since she was 6 years old, and competed in eventing before switching to dressage in 2006. Melissa is the owner and operator of Blueberry Ridge Stables located in Bloomfield, NB and is also a certified Equine Massage Therapist. .


Jennifer van der Sluys

Secretary

Jennifer’s love affair with horses began soon after birth. She has been riding since the age of three and has dabbled in almost every discipline.  A mother of three busy boys, she lives on a dairy farm in Norton. Having “retired” from operating a boarding facility she returned to competition with DNB in 2016 and joined the DNB board in 2017.


Kelly Madore

Memberships / Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair

Kelly has been a member of DNB for many years and will be joining the Board as Membership Director and co-chair for the Sponsorship committee. Kelly started riding at the Rothesay Pony club when she was 8 and has been riding ever since. Growing up she showed her two horses in the Hunter Circuit as well as Eventing. She started showing Dressage with her OTTB Mare Ava 3 years ago and is currently showing at the  AA First level.


Brittany Balser-Whitehouse

Communications

Brittany joined DNB as a director at large in October 2016. She started riding at the age of 5 and rode competitively in the A circuit hunters for 20 years until she switched to dressage. Some of her equestrian accomplishments include competing at the Royal Winter Fair in 2002 (large pony hunter division earning a fifth place) and in 2007 (3ft adult amateur division earning two 7th place to finishes). Brittany and her 10 year old thoroughbred/dutch gelding Oh Henry have shown successfully in training, first and second level with DNB the past four summers. She currently trains out of Windhaven Stables in Moncton, NB.

 


Jasmine Poirier

Director at Large

Jasmine has been involved with DNB for the past 3 years as a competitor and as a volunteer. Wanting to get more involved, she has joined the board and is looking forward to competing with her new horse Mikey in 2019. Jasmine is also an aspiring instructor looking to complete her certification

 

 

 

 

Director at LargeAlexis Kinley

Director at Large / Special Events Committee Chair

Alexis has been involved with DNB for the past few years and is new to the board this year. Alexis returned to riding in 2009 and purchased her current horse, Sam, in 2012. Alexis is looking forward to being more involved with DNB this coming year.