At the ACHA, we strive to involve more schools and students each year in the organization to gain lasting knowledge and connections in the equine world. We are open to all levels of equine experience, whether it means a deep familiarity with horses stemming from life-long involvement, or perhaps just an interest to learn more while starting from knowing absolutely nothing about them. Don’t hesitate to send an e-mail our way for more information if you have any questions, we’re always happy to lend another horseman a helping hand.
President – Fallon Ryan
Fallon Ryan is a senior at North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in Animal Science and a minor in Equine Sciences. She grew up showing Paint horses in a variety of disciplines from all-around pleasure horse events, to ranch riding and drill teams through the Minnesota Pinto Horse Association and Minnesota 4-H. Fallon has also been an active member in horse judging from an early age, earning many regional and national titles including Reserve National Champion at Arabian Nationals in 2016. Fallon currently serves as President in her local chapter and rides on both IHSA teams through North Dakota State University where she also serves as team captain. Fallon also works part time at NDSU Dairy Research Facility and runs her own small business of farm-sitting for multiple species and operations. She plans on pursuing a career in equine event planning and youth outreach post-graduation.
Vice President – Kortini Langlinais
Kortni Langlinais is currently a Junior at Texas A&M University majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Business and pursuing her Equine Certificate. She is from Boerne, Texas where she grew up with a passion for horses, showed livestock, and helped on her uncle’s ranch with his equine program. She is currently on the Texas A&M Horse Judging team, is the Secretary for the Texas A&M Horsemen’s Association, works for an Equine Rodeo vet, is an Animal Science Ambassadors at Texas A&M, and volunteers at Fossil Creek Equine rehabilitation and fitness facility. After graduation, she plans on pursuing her dream of opening an Equine Rehabilitation and Fitness Facility to help the animal athletes and owners perform to their best ability.
Secretary – Rachel West
Rachel is a senior at Potomac State College of West Virginia University majoring in Business Management with a minor in Equine Production and Management. She is from Petersburg, WV where she rides for fun through her 4-H program where she is an active member. Rachel works her way through school as a part time veterinary assistant and receptionist. She also works with Sydney and Keith Miller of Miller Quarter horses. Upon graduation, Rachel hopes to continue her education studying magmawave therapy and Equine Body Balancing.
Treasurer – Ashley Sudduth
Ashley Sudduth is a second year senior studying Management at Clemson University with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Equine Industry. She is from Lexington, SC where she found her love for horses during a pony ride at her local zoo. For the past 12 years, Ashley has been working at different equine facilities and growing her knowledge of the equine industry. In her free time, she can be found at the Clemson University Equestrian Center, working with the horses and foals, loving on her boxer, Diesel, or attending football games with her friends. She has been a member of Clemson’s chapter for the past 2 years and currently holds the position of Treasurer. After graduation, Ashley hopes to work with horse rescues and combine it with her love for helping veterans.
Director of Communications – Zachary Wilson
Zachary Wilson is a senior Poultry Science major at Texas A&M University in pursuit of a DVM after his undergrad. He’s from the hill country of New Braunfels, Texas where he grew up working cattle and raising chickens. His interest in horses started when he would sneak out of the house over to the neighbours fence-line to interact with their grey mare. Zach’s interest in horses was strengthened when he was given his first colt in 4th grade to work with. He’s been an active member in the Texas A&M chapter and has been able to pursue this love through the organization. Zachary also has served as a representative for the chapter in his sophomore, junior, and will continue to serve as throughout his senior year.
Representative – Ashley Middleton
Ashley Middleton is senior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College pursuing a degree in animal science and minoring in livestock production. Growing up on her family’s potato farm in St. Augustine, Florida, has given her many opportunities to expand her horizons. The outdoors is where she can be found most of the time. Taking up activities as fishing, hunting, lounging on the beach, trail riding, and showing. Her equine journey began at a early age when she took lessons and showed hunter/jumpers. Eventually she transitioned to western and english pleasure all around events. Currently she serves Presidents in her local collegiate Horsemen’s chapter. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in livestock nutrition and management.