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Alliance Makes SBR Donation in Name of General Steel



Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. has gratefully accepted a donation from Dr. Scott Bennett and Alliance Stud in honor of the late World Champion Sire, General Steel. The renowned stallion was humanely euthanized February 25, 2009 at the age of 23 after standing many years at Alliance Stud in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

Saddlebred Rescue recovers horses from many types of distressed situations, assessing their general health and determining if they can be returned to the industry as practice horses, lesson horses, pleasure horses, academy mounts or companion animals. On the road to their current precarious position, the majority of these purebred saddlebreds have become separated from their papers, obscuring their identity and heritage.

"Dr. Bennett has been very generous to Saddlebred Rescue in the past with donations of his time and expertise, as well as much-needed supplements and medications," noted SBR Director, Pat Johnson. "We are thrilled to have this monetary acknowledgement of our value as well."

SBR makes its headquarters on the grounds of North Wind Stables in Hardwick, New Jersey, which is currently the home of two of General Steel’s star get: CH Steel in Love and Steel a Secret TS.

"It’s poignant to see these two wonderful mares, whose future seems assured, sharing the same practice ring with horses whose pedigree might be just as royal, but who will likely remain unknown because of their bad luck," said Nealia McCracken, trainer at North Wind and Co-Founder of Saddlebred Rescue, adding "Thank you Dr. Bennett and Alliance Stud for supporting us."

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