The Oregon Horse Council Board of Directors is comprised of 7-11 volunteer leaders from within our membership. Terms are 3 years and any Oregon Horse Council member in good standing may apply for an open position. The Board votes on a President, Vice President, and Treasurer annually from within its directors. The Board oversees the activities and programs of the Oregon Horse Council and provides the staff direction.
PRESIDENT: Karla Hoggan, KR Northwest (term ends 2025)
Karla was born and raised in Eugene and dreamed of owning a horse. When Karla married her husband Ron 4 years ago, and relocated to Beavercreek, her dream came true. In fact, he had three he was homing as rescues. Since then, she began learning to ride, train, and about horse nutrition, boarding and horse property management as they continued to take on 14 more horses, including more rescues, several mustangs and a Gypsy Vanner stallion. Karla and Ron own KR Northwest, specializing in embroidery, screen and direct-to-garment printing, and rustic/western home decor. KR Northwest participates in equine and community events and shows all over Oregon, providing on-site embroidery and apparel decorating services, along with the home decor. Karla enjoys working with horse owners, businesses and groups, and supporting fundraisers in Oregon and around the country, providing custom apparel offers and donations for events.
TREASURER: Gay Adams (term ends 2024)
Gay is a native Oregonian with over 35 years in the horse industry. For most of those years she has served on the Board of Directors for the Morgan Horse Association of Oregon (MHAO) as President, Vice President or as a Director, Committee Chair, volunteer & fund raiser. She and her family own and show Morgan horses. The whole family loves the Morgan horse and the connection that comes from being involved with them. Gay is currently the President of MHAO as well as Chair of the MHAO Stallion Service Auction and Breeders’ Cup Futurity committees. She is also the editor of the MHAO newsletter. She represents MHAO, associations in general, and horse owners on the Oregon Horse Council Board and acts as Treasurer. Her primary career was as a Tax Consultant and in Banking as a Private Banker and Loan Officer out of the Wealth Management Group for US Bank. She is now retired.
Casey Franklin, Thoroughbred Real Estate (term ends 2025)
Casey realized her attraction to real estate when she discovered herself searching for homes and horse property just for fun! She earned her Oregon real estate license in 2013 following a 15-year career in marketing and advertising for several national brands and national newspaper. With the right experience to guide buyers and sellers thru one of life’s most important decisions, you can trust she’ll come to the table prepared to strategically negotiate your largest asset with honesty and integrity. Her roots in equestrian-sports run deep, with an accomplished background in competitive show jumping, she is no stranger to the equestrian lifestyle. Additionally, she owns her own residential and investment real estate and will always consider your transaction as critically as her own. You will find that her commitment to representing any home or horse property will always be top-notch, robust and trending with current technology. Casey’s time away from real estate is spent having fun with her daughter, planning and living out adventures and visiting with friends and family.
Tracey Lyons-Irwin, River’s Edge Medical Center (term ends 2025)
The Oregon Horse Council currently has 1 board position open with the term ending December 31, 2024. If you are interested, you must be a current member of the council and submit an application. Please contact Brandi below for the details.
Brandi Ebner, IOM, Executive Director –971-224-5879 or Brandi@OregonHorseCouncil.com
Brandi resides in Prineville, OR around rodeos, roping, barrel racing, and western horse shows. She spent 5 years as the Exhibit and Event Director at the Benton County Fairgrounds, where she coordinated multiple rodeos and agriculture events in addition to many aspects of the annual county fair and now works for the Deschutes County Expo Center as their Sales Coordinator and Vendor Coordinate for Oregon’s largest county fair. She graduated with a degree in Agriculture with minors in Agriculture Business and Communications from Oregon State University. Brandi owns One Decision Management, LLC, focusing association and event management across Oregon. Her portfolio is vast and includes fundraising auctions, expos, conferences, conventions, rodeos, sporting events, concerts, fairs, personal celebrations, and more! She has been the Executive Director of OHC since April 2013.