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ASHAM to Celebrate 75th Birthday of CH Wing Commander



The American Saddlebred Horse Association of Michigan (ASHAM) invites you to join them in celebrating the 75th Birthday of World’s Grand Champion CH Wing Commander. The event will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Michigan. The farm is the birthplace of Wing Commander and the original home of Dodge Stables. Meadow Brook Hall represents one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America and is an important part of Saddlebred history. It is the largest historic house museum in the Midwest, standing at a grand scale of 88,000 square feet and is filled with original furnishings and art, including what has been said to be the largest oil painting ever done by George Ford Morris. 

Many of the original barns and the arena still stand on the property that is now home to Oakland University. The evening will begin with a cocktail hour starting at 5:30 pm and will include tours of the mansion, a special exhibit of Dodge Stables memorabilia, strolling dinner, music and dancing in the ballroom along with a cash bar. Tickets will be limited to the first 200 reservations received and are $150.00 per person. 

Reservations must be received by Saturday, March 31. Checks should be made out to ASHAM and mailed to Cindy Scoggin, 1129 Fairfax St., Birmingham, MI 48009, or you can contact Cindy to reserve by credit card at 248-227-7266 or [email protected]. Tickets can be picked up at the door upon arrival. A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at a special rate for the weekend at Auburn Hills Marriott, Pontiac, MI. Rooms can be reserved by calling the hotel at 248-253-9800 or at https://aws.passkey.com/go/WingCommanderBirthday. Shuttle service will be provided for the evening.

A wonderful addition to the weekend is that Jeffrey Fetzer will be attending and setting up times for makeovers on Friday and Saturday. We will be selling raffle tickets for 1 free makeover to be used that weekend or during Lexington Jr. League, Louisville, Oklahoma or Kansas City. Tickets are $25.00 per ticket or 5 for $100.00. Drawing will be held April 7, 2018 and need not be present to win. To set up a makeover appointment for Friday or Saturday, April 13-14, contact Elizabeth Scoggin, 773-806-9777, or [email protected]
For further information or to reserve a ticket for the event or purchase raffle tickets for a free makeover, please contact Cindy Scoggin 248-227-7266, [email protected], Lori Falk-Skover 810-650-2062, [email protected], or Pam Specht 810-577-6795, [email protected].

Please mark your calendar and join us in celebrating this great horse and this great house. Both are an important part of Saddlebred history. Meadow Brook Hall is truly an incredible place that every current exhibitor and trainer of Saddlebreds, Morgans or Hackney Ponies, should see. 

 

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