Saddlebred Convention Culminates with Saddlebred Ball and Annual Awards; Association, Registry Seat New Boards
RELEASE: March 4, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Brice Carr
American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) members, youth, and guests poured into the ballroom at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, KY, on the evening of Saturday, February 20, to enjoy the culminating event of the 2010 ASHA Convention and Youth Conference, the Saddlebred Ball.
Included in the night’s festivities were acceptance speeches by the recipients of ASHA’s Annual Awards, several of which were greeted with rousing ovations. Award recipients included Lifetime Achievement Award winner Redd Crabtree and Cronan Sportsmanship Award winner Fred Sarver, among others. For a complete list of ASHA’s Individual Award winners for 2010, and previous years, visit the ASHA website at www.asha.net/ASHA-Awards
In other ASHA business leading up to Saturday night’s festivities, two new members of the Association Board of Directors were elected through balloting by the membership: Minna Hankin (Pennsylvania), and William Marple (Texas). Re-elected as directors were Chuck Herbert (Indiana), Scott Matton (Wisconsin), Jimmy Robertson (Kentucky), and Judy Werner (Illinois). Leaving the board due to expiring terms were Dr. Alan Raun (Iowa) and Mary Ann Pardieck (Indiana).
Re-elected as officers of the Association for one-year terms were Werner as President, Vicki Gillenwater (Tennessee) as First Vice President, Barbara Molland (California) as Second Vice President, Paul Treiber (Wisconsin) as Secretary, and Jim Ruwoldt (Georgia) as Treasurer.
Newly elected members of the American Saddlebred Registry (ASR) Board of Directors include Larry Hartsock (Virginia) and Don Schilling (Illinois). Members leaving the ASR Board with expiring terms were Brian Reimer and Mary Anne Cronan. ASR Officer elections will take place at the upcoming Registry Board meeting in March.