Arabian Horse Association Names Glenn T. Petty as Executive Vice President
RELEASE: June 16, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Hilary Nixon
The Arabian Horse Association (AHA), an equine breed organization that serves 37,000 members and registers more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, is pleased to announce that Glenn T. Petty of Wake Forest, NC, will take over as executive vice president, effective July 1, 2008. Petty brings nearly 40 years of equine industry experience to the position, including over 30 years as a show manager, 15 years as North Carolina’s State Horse Specialist and years of volunteer service with organizations such as the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), including serving as a member of the Board of Directors and as a longtime chair of the Competition Management Committee. He is a past-president of numerous equine organizations, including the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Foundation Board.
Petty has earned a myriad of awards and honors, including North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association Horseman of the Year in 1991 and 1994, American Horse Council’s National Service to the Industry Award in 1991, the Governor’s Award for Service to Agri-Business in North Carolina in 1987 and is also a past recipient of North Carolina’s Partner’s in 4-H Award, to name only a few. As a senior steward, Petty regularly officiates in virtually all USEF divisions at some of the nation’s largest breed shows. Currently, Petty and his wife, Joan, own and operate Triangle Farms, a professional hunter jumper farm and show facility in Wake Forest, NC.
“Glenn’s resume and record are very impressive in terms of his range of accomplishments,” said Myron Krause, AHA President. “Many on the Board of Directors have worked closely with Glenn and praised his organizational and people skills, both valuable assets in a member driven organization such as AHA. He also has an impressive background in fund raising and has been a leader in major fund drives. I anxiously look forward to working with Glenn.”