American Saddlebred Horse Association Member Guy Warner Selected as Person of the Year by Minnesota Horse Council
RELEASE: February 4, 2009
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jessica Fisher
The Minnesota Horse Council announced the selection of American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) member Guy Warner as 2008 Horse Person of the Year at their annual meeting and awards banquet on Saturday, January 17, 2009.
The award is presented each year to someone who shows long-term service and commitment to the equine industry in the Midwest. Warner, the 39th recipient of this award, has put in over 40 years of service—both equine related and community related. He served 10 years in the Minnesota National Guard with final rank of Sergeant First Class, specializing in the Field of Artillery. In addition to being a longtime member of ASHA, he has been both a board member and officer of American Horse Shows Association (AHSA)—serving as chairman of the Relocation Task Force of the AHSA offices move from New York City to Lexington, KY. Currently, he is a member of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation, serving as Vice-Chair and Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Moreover, Warner is the announcer at the Minnesota State Fair as well as other Midwest shows, including the prestigious St. Louis Charity Show.
Warner and his wife, Pauline, have owned some top Saddlebreds, such as CH Simpsonville, WC CH Herculean, RWC Callaway’s Cover Page and most recently, WC CH Forever Aptor, which their daughters have shown.