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Responsibilities of WTBOA Sales Committee

General Requirements: Candidates must be a current member in good standing of the WTBOA and have purchased, consigned or acted as agent for a consignor/buyer at one or more of the WTBOA horse sales during the last two years. Sales Committee members should be advocates and supporters of the WTBOA, particularly with regards to the horse sales and the actions of the Sales Committee. They will be looked to for leadership and guidance in long term-planning, program development, evaluation and financial management of the sales program.

Desirable qualifications for potential Sales Committee members:

  • Familiarity with the issues dealt with by the parent organization and Sales Committee, as well as general knowledge of both the Washington and national Thoroughbred industry and/or a keen willingness to learn.
  • Ability to participate in a collegial, cooperative manner in group decision-making and to carry out the decisions and plans of the Sales Committee.
  • Enthusiasm for the work and mission of the Sales Committee and willingness to work to carry out the plans for the sales.
  • Familiarity with WTBOA conditions of sale, as well as sales nomination forms, consignor and sales contracts, and veterinary issues relevant to sales horses. Much of this information can be found in the front of the WTBOA Sale catalog. Hands-on horse experience helpful but not required.
  • Willingness to promote the sale by contacting past and prospective buyers, helping orchestrate and attending buyer events, i.e., pre-sale tutorials, breakfasts, barbecues, etc.

Specifically, each Sales Committee member will have the following responsibility:

  • Term of Commitment: Serve a minimum of a three-year term. There are eight elected committee members and one person appointed annually by the WTBOA President.
  • Committee Meeting Attendance: Attend Sales Committee meetings (usually five or six) held each year, which generally last from one to three hours.
  • Duties: Support, review, evaluate and recommend policies, procedures, programs, staffing, budget and pursue the WTBOA mission statement. Be an advocate for the sales and the organization when asked.
  • Additional Attendance: Be willing to attend the WTBOA sales, as well as outside events relevant to the sales and the WTBOA Annual Membership meeting and the Washington Annual Awards banquet, if possible.
  • Volunteer: Be willing to help WTBOA Sales continue to be “The little sales company that could.”


Ratified by WTBOA Sales Committee on October 10, 2018.