Contacts and Board Members

Meet your KCDS Executive Board Members for 2019

Click here for a link to the full Board and Committee Membership List

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chrissie simpson / president

I am working hard as a lawyer so my horses can have nice things. I will do my best to listen to member input and goals for KCDS and hope to see KCDS grow into an integral training tool for our members. Please contact me with any ideas, questions or concerns at

Holly savage / vice president and horse show committee co-chair

We’ve lived in Kansas City for the past three years. My daughters Madison and Mackenzie ride Dressage. Our family is looking forward to learning and growing with our new community. I am hoping members will reach out to me either by email or text and let me know any ideas they might have towards are upcoming show season. I hope to help make it a fun one! Email: or 801-338-1827.

amy gemperli / corresponding secretary

I help coordinate the various contracts for judges, TDs, show secretary and manager that KCDS enters into.

tbd / recording secretary

Attend board meetings or dial in and keep minutes. The minutes are posted on the website under the "News" tab once approved by the Board each month. If you have any questions about the minutes, please email Chrissie at

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Sara Wist / treasurer

As Treasurer, I help plan the annual budgets and assist the Board in making funding decisions throughout the year. If you have any questions please contact me at

Other Board Committee Chairs and Contacts:

janet fulgham / awards committee

Please send your year end award information to Janet at


Lawson duncan and julie mccrady / education committee co-chairs


natalie truman / communications committee chair

I oversee editing our website, Instagram and Facebook pages. I am also always looking for people to write articles for the Extension, to submit pictures for the website and Extension, and for information about clinics and horse shows in the area. Please email to

Doreen Haan manages and publishes our newsletter, the Extension. If you have an ad, article or picture for the Extension, please contact Doreen at

Chris pope / activities committee chair



barb patrick / membership


Partnering with sponsors helps keep costs down for our KCDS members. If you are interested in being a sponsor for KCDS, please email Chrissie Simpson at and see our Sponsors Page.

wendy vernon / volunteer coordinator

I live near Clinton, Missouri on a small farm where my husband Matt and I are raising our two children. We came to Missouri in 2001 from Utah. I fell in love with horses when I was a child on my grandfather's cattle farm in southern Alberta. I showed through 4-H and Pony Club and got hooked on dressage as a young adult. I am very blessed to keep my own horses and continue to learn riding and horsemanship. I'm looking forward to working with and getting to know you while we work in this fantastic sport. If you have any questions about volunteering with KCDS please contact me at

Holly peer / Awards Banquet Queen

Please contact Holly with any ideas for the Awards Banquet or if you would like to help organize and set up the Banquet, including gathering items for the Auction held at the Banquet.

Email or call 801-338-1827


becky schoeppner / jr/yr liason

I live in Lee's Summit, Missouri with my husband Troy and four children (Lily - 17, Colby - 15, Landry - 12 and Laney - 11). I've been involved with KCDS for four years and I adore our dressage community! My oldest daughter trains and competes with her horse and I love supporting her riding. I'm passionate about encouraging our youth dressage riders and connecting with their families. I help coordinate fundraisers, welcome gifts and educational events. If you are new to KCDS,  have questions about getting involved with your younger riders, have questions for a dressage parent who has been there/done that,  or have ideas for education & fun events for the jr/yr in our area,  please email and let's connect!

carol krska / member at large


Susan Thies/ board nominating chair