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Notice of Election 2022

In accordance with Section 2 of Article IV (Voting and Elections) of the Constitution of the United States Icelandic Horse Congress (USIHC), the President has appointed the following Congress members to administer the 2022 election of Board of Director members of the USIHC:

Caeli Cavanagh, Chairperson
Alex Venable
Robyn Schmutz

In further accordance with Section 2 of the Constitution the election committee shall:

  • Accept nominations until October 14, 2022
  • Prepare and distribute ballots to all voting members by October 28, 2022.
  • Accept voted ballots until December 14, 2022.
  • Provide the tabulated results to the President no later than December 28, 2022.

The upcoming election shall select three directors, who will serve for terms of three years starting on January 1, 2023. Incumbent directors Virginia Lauridsen, Lucy Nold and Martin Nielsen are up for re-election. Virginia Lauridsen and Lucy Nold have opted to run for re-election. Martin Nielsen has declined to run for re-election.

In accordance with Section 3 of Article VII (Board of Directors) nominations for the position of director shall be in writing. The nominee, the nominator, and two seconders, all of whom must be voting members of the USIHC, shall sign nominations. The nominator and seconders shall not be of the immediate family of the nominee. Nominations should include the email address and telephone number of the nominee. Nominations must be received by October 14, 2022. They should be emailed to:

Caeli Cavanagh, Chair

All candidates are requested to email the election committee at with statements of one or two paragraphs giving their backgrounds in relation to the Icelandic Horse and reasons why they should be elected. The candidate’s statements will be disseminated with the ballots. Any questions regarding the election process should be addressed to the Chairperson by email (