Monday, April 03, 2017
The new Board for the Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) was installed last week at its most recent Board meeting.
The Board consists of 15 members: 8 from the Top 20 consignors and 7 from other consignors and commercial breeders. Each year a portion of the Board rotates off and new members are appointed to fill those positions.
The newly appointed Board members are Brian Graves, Gainesway Farm; Walker Hancock, Claiborne Farm; Matt Koch, Shawhan Place and Gray Lyster, Ashview Farm.
The remaining Board members are as follows. Directors from the Top 20 consignors are: Pat Costello, Paramount Sales; Matt Lyons, Woodford Thoroughbreds; Allaire Ryan, Lanes End; Joe Seitz, Brookdale Farm; Kitty Taylor, Warrendale Sales and Mark Taylor, Taylor Made Sales. Directors who are other consignors and commercial breeders are: Jody Alexander, Sumaya Farm; Terry Arnold, Dixiana Farm; Marty Buckner, Clarkland Farm, Jamie Hill, McMahon & Hill and Jody Huckabay, Elm Tree Farm.
The CBA is a trade organization with more than 300 members. The association’s membership accounts for over 80% of the annual auction revenue in North America, as either breeder or consignor. The CBA works democratically on behalf of every consignor and commercial breeder, large and small, to provide representation and a constructive, unified voice related to sales issues, policies and procedures. The Association’s initiatives are designed to encourage a fair and expanding marketplace for all who breed, buy or sell thoroughbreds.