United Professional Horsemen's Association Welcomes Jennifer Mellenkamp



The United Professional Horsemen's Association Inc. is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jennifer Mellenkamp, who joins UPHA as its Executive Director, in the Lexington, KY headquarters.


Mellenkamp is a Midway College graduate with a B.A. in Business Administration and Equine Studies concentration.  Recently, Mellenkamp worked for the United States Equestrian Federation, where she served as a Director in the National Affiliates Department. Mellenkamp was the liaison to the American Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster, Saddle Seat Equitation and Western Discipline committees. Her over eleven years of service with USEF gained her vast experience with committee work, customer service, event planning and budgeting.


In addition to her prior committee and customer service experience, Mellenkamp has extensive experience and established connections with the American Saddlebred industry.  Before working for USEF, Mellenkamp was employed by the American Saddlebred Horse Association as the Show Records Coordinator and then Program Administrator of Youth and Charter Clubs.  While working as the Program Administrator, she had hands-on experience with planning the ASHA Youth Conference and Annual Meeting.


Mellenkamp combines her professional experience with her personal experience as an equestrian having competed in the American Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster and Saddle Seat Equitation divisions on the Kentucky County Fair circuit.  This background has helped Mellenkamp to make an easy transition into her current position with UPHA.


Mellenkamp can be contacted at 859-231-5070 or email jmellenkamp@uphaonline.com.