December 13, 2010
Contact: Larry Kinneer
Terry Johnson, Region 17 Arabian Horse Association Director from Surrey, BC, Canada, has been named to the Arabian Horse Foundation Board of Directors. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of AHA and funds youth scholarships, equine rescue and rehoming, and equine research. Since the Foundation was re-launched in 2007, the charitable agency has given out over $75,000 in grant money.
A member of the Arabian Horse Association since the mid 1970’s, Johnson has been a professional horse trainer since 1978, focusing on amateurs at various levels of competition. Since 1986, she has been an AHA recognized judge and has judged national and international competitions. She has been Region 17 Director since 2008 and chairs the AHA Competitions and Advisory Committee.
“I am excited to become a part of the Foundation,” Johnson says. “The fact that the Foundation has had such an impact on equine rescue and on equine research, particularly in the areas of Lavender Foal Syndrome and Cerebellar Abiotrophy, sends a strong message that the Foundation board members spend funds wisely. While directing funds to new areas of need, the board remains committed to providing scholarships to young people.”
Johnson is the first Canadian to serve on the board. Other board members are Jim Cada, Nancy Harvey, Lollie Ames, Frank Galovic and Larry Kinneer. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity which means that donations are tax deductible. For more information about the Foundation, visit the web site at www.arabianhorsefoundation.org.