2020/2021 Election

PNER 2021 Election Results

2021 PNER Election is complete! It ran for 7 days, from 1/1/2021, 8am PST to 1/7/2021, 5pm PST.  The candidates below were elected for a 2-year term.  Congratulations to the candidates and thank you for volunteering your time to support PNER.

Thank you to all the members who voted.

We look forward to a wonderful 2021 ride year!

  • Ride Manager Representative: Carlene Benson
  • Junior Ride Representative: Joslynn Terry
  • Youth Ride Representative: Greta Berner
  • Washington Ride Representative: Tani Bates
  • Oregon Ride Representative: Bianca Chevalier
  • Idaho Ride Representative: Layne Lewis
  • Montana Ride Representative: Suzanne Hayes
  • British Columbia Province Representative: Terre O'Brennan


Click here for FAQ

Here are voting instructions!

Below are the current details (or click here for doc format)

Election committee
Layne Lewis-has stepped down to run for Idaho Representative
Jodie Lucas
LuAnn De Young

Want to get involved? 
Run for office. But most importantly - Vote! You must be a 2021 member to vote. Renew your membership now.  To vote in the 2021 election a member must have a renewed 2021 membership by January 7, 2021.


  • October 11, 2020
       Open nominations for the State/Provincial Representative, Ride Manager Representative, Junior Rider Representative, and Young Rider Representative by posting on PNER Public, PNER Members and PNER Green Bean page. 
  • November 1, 2020

   Renewal of Membership for the 2021 year opens up

  • November 30, 2020
       Nominations will be closed. Volunteers biographies due to post on the pner.net Election Page.
  • January 1, 2021
      Voting opens for all 2021 PNER members, January 1, Friday, 9:00am MST
      MUST be a 2021 member in order to vote by January 7, 2021, 5:00pm PST.
  • January 7, 2021
      Voting closes at 5:00pm PST, Thursday evening
  • January 8-10, 2021
      Membership and elections committee have validated all votes.
  • January 10, 2021
      How winners are announced: by the President via email, newsletter and posted on Facebook pages.


Renewing of membership for the 2021 ride year continues forward as usual before voting, during voting and after voting.  Once the mass mailing of the 2021 Handbooks are mailed out, the membership price will go up by $5.00 usually around Feb 1, 2021. This $5.00 covers the cost of mailing the handbook to those members who joined after the annual, bulk mailing of the handbook. What are you waiting for? Get your ride on for the 2021 year! Get your foot in the stirrup and ride. Come join PNER!


Who is currently running?

State/Provincial Representative Nominations:

Washington State: Tani Bates

Oregon State: Cassee Terry, Bianca Chevalier, Lora Bannon

Idaho State: Layne Lewis

Montana State: Suzanne Hayes

British Columbia Province: Terre O’Brennan

State/Provincial Representative Brief Job Description:

State/Provincial Representative shall be elected by senior members from each represented area to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. This is a two-year term, and the person must have been a member for at least one year and live in the state or providence from which they are elected.

Ride Manager Representative Nominations

Carlene Benson

Ride Manager Representative Brief Job Description:

Ride Manager Representative shall be elected by each Ride Manager of a currently sanctioned ride. Ride Manager Representative must be a member in good standing for at least a year prior to the election and will be on the Board of Directors.

Junior Rider Representative Nominations:

Joslynn Terry

Junior Rider Representative Brief Job Description:

Junior Rider Representative shall be under the age of 16 as of January 1 of the current ride year and serve as a member of the Board of Directors. This is a two-year term, and the Junior Rider Representative must have been a PNER member in good standing for at least one year. Only PNER juniors who are in good standing will vote for the Junior Representative.

Young Rider Representative

Greta Berner

Young Rider Representative Brief Job Description:

Young Rider Representative must be 16 years old as of January 1 of the current ride year and up to age 21 of the current ride year. The Young Rider Representative is voted on by the young riders and junior riders who are members in good standing. Young Rider Representative must be a current active member with plans to compete in the elected year as the representative. The Young Rider will work with the Junior Representative in discussing any changes with juniors or young riders, attend board meetings and advise Junior representative on their vote.


Nominations Biographies Below: more coming soon!

Terre O'Brennan - British Columbia rep

Cassee Terry - Oregon State rep

Lora Bannon - Oregon State rep

Bianca Chevaliar - Oregon State rep

Joslynn Terry - Junior rider rep

Layne Lewis - Idaho State rep

Tani Bates - Washington State rep

Suzanne Hayes - Montana State rep

Carlene Benson - Ride Manager Rep