Queenslander Lorna Fanning is the new chairperson of the Australian Stock Horse Society.
Mrs Fanning who lives in Warwick is well-known personality and familiar voice in campdrafting and Australian Stock Horse events.
She is the voice of the Warwick Gold Cup campdraft, a job she has been doing for well over forty years.
Mrs Fanning has been involved in the ASH breed since the mid 1970s, both as a breeder and announcer for the Eastern Downs branch.
She has served as a director of Society for the past three years, and is extremely humbled and honoured to be elected as chairperson to lead the society.
Her vision is to unite the board and its members and take the Australian Stock Horse breed forward.
Mrs Fanning has already chaired her first board meeting and said that she was really pleased with both the direction and work ethic of the new Board.
"Over the past two days we made decisions around member benefits including a Loyalty Program, a Heritage Stud Book, implementing a Base Register for horses that are not currently eligible for Stud Book Registration, the 50th Anniversary celebrations and a whole lot more," she said.
"We were also delighted with news that with over 1000 sires now tested for genetic disorders that only around one per cent had come back testing as a carrier."
"This has given us the opportunity to manage the problem within our Stud Book."
"We have a great deal of work to do in preparation for our fiftieth anniversary and I am very keen to ensure that we honour our past and set a great platform for our future."