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ASAW Celebrates Its Wisconsin History

The American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin held their awards banquet Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Delafield Inn Hotel in Delafield, Wisconsin where they celebrated their high point winners for the 2019 show season.

This year’s theme was “Celebrating the History of the American Saddlebred in Wisconsin”.  The area barns were asked to bring items of their history to be displayed throughout the banquet room. Barns such as Hanrahan Stables brought trophies, prize lists and programs dating back to the 1950’s.  Knollwood Farm had history of the farm itself dating back to 1923.  

Equitate, LLC also displayed their history and it was a great surprise to see that a table was set up displaying history from Dave and Sarah Patton’s barn Northern Venture. 

Walsh Harness, a company with a long history in the state, had booking catalogs dating back to 1924. IA slide show produced by Brendan Heintz with over 600 pictures ran all evening and helped make the event so special.

Highlights of the banquet for all attendees include the silent and live auctions being conducted throughout the evening.  The beautiful bronze medallion of Genius Bourbon King, created by renowned equine artist Edwin Bogucki and donated by Brendan Heintz  topped the sale at $2,200. Funds raised will be used to promote our breed in the state, and provide scholarships to our ASAW members.

Scott and Carol Matton were awarded the ASAW Lifetime Achievement Award and Ken Berget was named the ASAW Horse Person of the Year. Emma Utoft created entertaining video presentations for both awards and they were a big hit with the recipients and the big crowd.

CH Ken Follett bested a field of eight to be named the 2019 ASAW People’s Choice Horse Of The Year. Trophies created in his likeness will be awarded at the ASAW Summerfun Horse Show. He is owned by Show Shoes Investments, LLC and ridden by Gabrielle Nadeau.

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