Our Officers

Martha Kubitschek

Martha Kubitschek

President

Martha Kubitschek:  Martha has worked with horses most of her life.  She helped start Saddle Pals Therapeutic Riding Center in 1996 and is the Director of that program.  She was elected President of NCHI for 2017 and again for 2018.  Her goal for NCHI is to develop the facility to serve the community as an active equestrian center and rental venue.

Don Daniels

Don Daniels

First Vice President

Don Daniels:  Don has been a member since the beginning of Nevada County Horsemen.  In his youth, he was awarded the California State Horsemen Reserved State Champion “Western Boy in 1959 and 1960.  He also competed in English as well as Western, Cutting competitions, and in Team Roping at rodeos.  Don was elected President of NCHI in 2015 and 2016.  He shares the goal of developing the NCHI facility to benefit all equestrians in our community.

Jane de'Zell

Jane de'Zell

Second Vice President

Jane was “horse-crazy” from a very young age. Her first horse was on springs and was called “Red”, then, her first 4-legged horse (a chestnut color) was also named “Red.” She has had many horses since.

In 2003 Jane joined Nevada County Horsemen, Inc. She has served on many committees and in officer positions, including President. Jane is also a PATH INTERNATIONAL. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and program Manager with Heroes Astride and Saddle Pals here in Nevada County.

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson

Secretary

Tom Stevenson:  After retiring from a 30 year Fire Service career, Tom began riding in 2001. Since joining NCHI in 2003, Tom has worked on numerous committees including Rodeo Committee, Building & Grounds, Rental Chair, Ag Committee, Scholarship Committee, and is currently the Bar Manager for NCHI.

In addition, Tom has held a number of officer positions within NCHI, and is currently serving as your Secretary.

Anita Daniels

Anita Daniels

Treasurer

Anita Daniels:  Anita joined NCHI in 1959 when the club was still meeting at Seamen’s Lodge in Nevada City.  She wanted to learn to trick rope which was being offered at the time.  But she also loved being in the Junior Horsemen group and competing in horse shows.  Anita was club secretary/treasurer in the 60’s.  More recently, she has been treasurer since 2013.

Lela Pelton

Lela Pelton

Executive Board Chair

Lela Pelton: Lela leads the E-Board meetings monthly where club business is discussed.  She has been an NCHI member for over 25 years.  Her daughter and granddaughter grew up in this club.  She has always enjoyed being involved with the events provided for the members and the community.

In the past, she has chaired barrel racing, team penning, and gymkhana events.  She has also been a Junior Advisor.  Lela and her husband Bob, are lifetime members and have made many lifetime friends in NCHI.  They hope to make many more.  Her main goal is to recruit new members and their families so they too can enjoy the horse community and all the wonderful things this club has to offer.

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