It is with deepest regret that I inform you that due to an unexpected personal issue that has arisen I am making the hard decision to step down from the seat of President as well as from the BOD. Being a BOD member is a labor of love but being present in your own health and as a parent in your children's lives is just as important if not more so. Over the last year I have spent more than 30 hours per week working on NFHR business, and even more than that after becoming president. My children are 5-12 years old and I am missing out on this part of their lives as well as ignoring my own personal health because of the nonsense and drama created by certain members of this Board and organization. My children and personal health will no longer play second fiddle. I will no longer allow the psychological abuse that has become a fixture in too many dealings to control myself, my business or my family. I have remained on the Board long enough to try to make sure that any knowledge I have has been passed on to your new President. I apologize to the membership for failing to be the strength you needed to make sure that your voices were heard and continued to be heard. I am disappointed to see and hear where this organization is being led by certain individuals. I would like to encourage the membership to give your full support to our registrar Jeanne Poirier, as well as the new president, Kelsey Sayers, and executive committee. This new team does have the health of the NFHR as a whole set firmly as their top priority. Jeanne is the lifeblood of this organization and is used as a punching bag by so many members of this organization when they have a problem. The disrespect shown to her and to the BOD from some of the members of this organization is astounding and I am ashamed to call myself a member amongst some of you. I will personally continue to support and promote the purity of the Norwegian Fjord Horse and this organization.