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Meet The Board


Lisa Cwenar

Lisa has been a member of Buxmont Riding Club since the early 2000's. She sat on the board for many years and after a break from the board she came back to join us in 2021. Even during her time off of the board Lisa could always been relied on to help wherever needed at the club. Lisa has many years experience in the horse world, running and managing her own boarding barn. Lisa and her family own Stone Ridge Farm in Bedminster Twp. She is a proud horse show mom and understands all that it takes to be a great horse show mom, competitor, and volunteer. 


Wendy Twaddell
Board Member

Wendy has been a member of Buxmont Riding Club since 201 and a Board member since 2016.  She has been the Ride4Pride 4-H leader for many years.  Wendy owns minis, ponies and horses.  She has three daughters who also ride and drive.


Sue Hetzer

Board Member

Sue has been a member of Buxmont since early 2000 and just joined the board. Sue started riding when she was 6. She was a member of The Pine-Dorosa Riding Club and 4H . Sue rode Gymkhana and English but her favorite is Dressage. Sue mainly works behind the scenes at the Buxmont Shows doing registration along with her sister. You will find her behind the computer during Jumpers, out in the ring during Gymkhana and behind the computer during Hunters.


Adele Ventrola
Board Member

Adele has been a BRC member and on the board for many years. Adele's miniature horses were the first to enter the western halter classes at Buxmont many years ago. It was after that she joined the board and created the miniature shows at Buxmont. Adele enjoys riding and spending time with all of her horses, big and small. Adele's number one love of horses though is being the best horse show mom she can be for her daughter, Allie. 

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Amy Keller

Vice President

Amy has been a member of the board since 2010. She has loved horses all of her life and competed in hunters through college. At the age of 3, Amy's daughter took over riding and showing their Thoroughbred.  Amy was and continues to be her daughter's number one fan! Amy loves and cares for her horses and helps her daughter and niece make their horse dreams come true. Buxmont Riding Club has created many amazing memories for Amy and her family.  With the help of many friends and volunteers, Amy has organized and run the jumpers and gymkhana horse shows for the past 10 years.  Amy loves supporting the Buxmont Riding Club and works hard to keep it a family-friendly atmosphere.  She firmly believes it is not all about winning, but rather about having fun and doing your best! 


Jamie DiStefano

Jamie has been with Buxmont Riding Club since she was in leadline. Even as a child, Jamie volunteered and helped at the club whenever possible. Jamie has shown in a variety of disciplines, including Western Pleasure, Jumpers, Hunters, and Driving. She has accumulated many year end awards over her years at Buxmont, AHS, and is an AQHA point earner. She was nationally ranked in AQHA open jumper geldings for 2022. 


Allison Wood

Allie has been a member of BRC since she was young and join the board in 2021. Allie grew up with horses and her love for them came from her mom! Allie enjoys western riding and was on the Penn State Western Equestrian Team. Allie is excited to be a part of the board and contribute to a wonderful riding club she grew up being part of. 


Kathy Stewart
Board Member

Kathy has been a member of Buxmont Riding Club since early 2000. She started riding at 11 years old at a local pony farm near her home.  After high school she worked at Liberty Bell Racetrack with Standardbred horses and rode on the Equestrian Team at BCCC.   She found her first horse in 1989 and enjoyed showing at AQHA shows, foxhunting and trail riding.

She raised her next 2 horses from foals: showing them both at AQHA and Buxmont Riding Club horse shows.  Kathy is grateful to be a member of a club that supports the local riding community with its offering of shows for all disciplines and excited to be the newest member of the board for 2024.

jamie landis

Jamie Landis

Jamie has been with the club since 2011 when her family moved in next door.  She joined the board in 2012. Jamie took over the role of treasurer in 2016 and then became president of the club in 2018. Jamie has always loved horses but the bug caught when her grandmother got her riding lessons for her 12th birthday.  She spent her teen years learning and falling in love with riding at a hunter jumper barn in central PA.  Today she enjoys spending time with horses doing mounted archery, gymkhana and trail riding. She loves being a part of Buxmont because it is a place that anyone that loves horses can come enjoy showing and spending time with their horse.  Jamie is proud to be a part of a great local club that offers quality shows in a variety of disciplines.


Sarah Thiel

Board Member

Sarah has been with the club since 2014 & joined the board in 2015. She grew up with horses in her backyard & has worked with horses her whole life. Sarah has been riding since she could sit up, and began showing hunters and jumpers when she was 8 years old. Today, she loves trail rides with her husband and children & showing  jumpers when she can. But mostly, she loves seeing the joy her own children get when riding their horses/ponies & showing at Buxmont. Sarah believes it is a privilege to be a part of such a great horse club, watching riders grow and achieve their goals throughout the season. 


Audrey McMichael
Board Member

Audrey has been a member of the club since 2008. She was appointed club Treasurer in 2018. Audrey has owned horses for most of her life. She became a horse "addict" from her very first pony ride. From then until now, she's shown Hunters, Jumpers, and now focuses on Dressage and the occasional trail ride. Running her own business and keeping the organization's financial information on track laid a very natural groundwork for becoming the riding club's treasurer. She is thrilled to be a part of a thriving organization, especially one that is all about horses!

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