Board of Directors Candidates

Karen S Banister

Long time CHJA supporter and passionate advocate of horsemanship and stewardship of the horse. Professional rider, trainer and coach. Operating out of family owned White Harvest Farms.

Kristin H Jacob

Horses are Kristin Jacob's greatest passion, and from an early age she has competed on the Hunter/Jumper circuit throughout the West Coast. Kristin's business, Blue Star Farms, based in Longmont, CO focusses on the development of horse and rider for competition on the "A/AA" Hunter/Jumper circuit. Kristin has piloted and coached multiple horses and riders to USEF Horse of the Year and CHJA Year-End awards and championships; however, more so than ribbons and awards, Kristin strongly believes in and promotes education for the betterment of horse welfare. Kristin, along with current CHJA board member, Lisa Munro, have co-taught study sessions and camps for the USHJA's Horsemanship Quiz Challenge and Stable Challenge, winning the Stable Challenge for Zone 8 in 2017 and 2019 and sending multiple riders to the HQC Finals. Kristin is also a USHJA Certified Trainer and takes every opportunity she can to better her own riding and horsemanship knowledge. Her academic education includes a B.S. degree in Geology from Sonoma State University and a Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Kristin would bring to CHJA her passion for education, her experiences as a competitor and trainer, and a bright and hard working attitude to support an organization whose mission aligns with Kristin's priorities.