WHIA Names Pat Cleveland International Director

The Women’s Horse Industry Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Cleveland as the association’s International Director. The WHIA which is less than two years old has nearly 700 members in the U.S., Canada and other countries around the world. The association is a business networking group and includes members from all disciplines and aspects of the equine industry.

Having the courage to believe in herself prepared Patricia Cleveland for shifts in career goals that provide today’s list of accomplishments. She has been a candidate for Miss Canada, a recognized Canadian Fine Artist, film animator, a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music and has credits in Color psychology.

Cleveland is a past member of the CEF (Canadian Equestrian Federation), AQHA, and Canadian Sport Horse Associations. Contributions as a director for the Peterborough Exhibition, The Canadian-American Saddlebred Association and others; she has held a Stewarts card, judges card, is a certified course designer, certification in coaching psychology, Equine Sports Massage and Equine Manipulation Techniques. Cleveland has many certifications from many sources of education, including Carleton University and Cornell University. She has also done extensive independent studies that pioneered frequency based therapies and advanced Bio-mechanics relating to horses. She is a well known expert in understanding bio-electric relations found in the body of the horses and the people who influence them. Her success in producing championship horses and competitive riders lead her to a management position as the Facility Designer and general contractor of a 3 year, multi-million dollar construction project called Warden Ridge Equestrian Center north of Toronto Ontario.

Her quest to overcome the degeneration of the equine athlete gently pulled her away from the public eye. It was a big leap from Peterborough Ontario, leaving behind art awards, a design gallery and an established provincial level coaching /equestrian career, to live with a herd of 9 research horses for over10 years in Dothan AL USA.

The support of her husband, a horseman himself, allows her to leave their Organic lay-up and rehabilitation site at Red Leaf Farm to support the growth of Women’s Horse Industry Association. “This organization has proven to be something very worthwhile for all of the women working in the horse industry and I am going to do whatever I can to help build our membership and activities around the globe,” she states.

“Pat has been a very active member since we started the association and I know she will prove to be a tremendous asset to our overall growth around the globe She will help us bring in new members and help us open up chapters in many other countries around the world,” states WHIA’s Executive Director, Catherine Masters.

Pat will be speaking and helping to coordinate the WHIA’s Canadian conference with WHIA’s Canadian Chapter Director, France Vanier, March 4-5 in Toronto. To contact Pat Cleveland please email her at whiapat@yahoo.com.

To find out more about the Women’s Horse Industry Association, please visit the association’s global website at Women’s Horse Industry.  You may also email Executive Director at whra44@yahoo.com or call (615) 730-7833.

To find out more about the Canadian chapter please visit the Canadian Women’s Horse Industry website.

Women’s Horse Industry | P.O. Box 724 | Madison | TN | 37116

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