Board of Directors

The San Mateo County Horsemen's Association Board of Directors consists of interested people from our equestrian community and beyond.

The Board volunteers its time in providing educational training/events, horse shows for all levels of riders, trail rides and trail maintenance, and social events to San Mateo County and surrounding communities.

Members are elected to the Board at the club's Annual Meeting in November, and their term in office begins at our Installation/Gala held each January of the following year.

2021 Board of Directors


President Christine Friis
Secretary Deb Padilla
TreasurerCheryl Basin
Compliance OfficerLarry Pelzner

Board Members, 2021

Deb Curtner Alvarado
Cheryl Basin
Bonnie Bertetta
Sharon Butler
Carin Zeller
Ceci Ellis
Maria Fonseca
Adeline Forrest
Christine Friis -President
Janis Friedenberg Grube
Susan Jakubowski
Jenny Mize
Venita Naidoo
Elizabeth Ouellette
Deb Padilla - Secretary
Larry Pelzner - Treasurer
Marty Raynor
Tanya Rebarchik - Registrar
Aleta Reed
Karen Rowley-Shawback
Greg & Mari Sonstegard
Deborah Lewis Vasquez

Our Horseperson Of The Year

Due to her tireless dedication to SMCHA, we’ve selected Elizabeth Ouellette for SMCHA’s 2020 Horseperson of the Year!


Photos From SMCHA Events

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PO Box 620092
Woodside, CA 94062