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ASHA Board Candidate Spotlight: David Rudder

During the next two weeks, the American Saddlebred Horse Association is pleased to introduce to you its 12 Board of Directors candidates.

Of these 12 outstanding candidates, seven will be elected to the Board. Voting is now open to all 2014 ASHA Life, Contributing, Senior, and Charter Club Affiliate members over the age of 18.  Members may vote online for up to seven candidates by logging in with their ASHA credentials. Complete biographies for each candidate are available for review at the online site. Online voting will be open until MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
David Rudder – Lexington, KY

David Rudder has been riding American Saddlebreds for more than 40 years;  he began showing on the grass roots level with his parent and sister at shows in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania in the 1970’s, and he continued riding and showing in Florida under the direction of Dick Kearney and Bud Gray when the family moved there in 1976.  David has been involved with Kalarama Farm since 1984; he won his first World’s Championship title under the direction of Larry Hodge, and he has owned, exhibited and/or bred horses that have won dozens of World’s Championship titles.  David and his wife Marie’s daughter Alex is following in her parents’  footsteps, as a successful junior exhibitor.  David is a current member of the Board of ASHA, where he is active with the Finance and Human Resources Committees, and he is also a member of the UPHA.

David is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and has worked as a business executive in the oil and gas exploration and production business for over 30 years. He has a high level of expertise in business, financial, and organizational skills.

If re-elected to the ASHA Board, David would be particularly interested in the marketing and finance areas.    David’s vision for the ASHA is to promote and market the breed, seek additional revenues for the ASHA through corporate sponsorships, and to work closely with the UPHA to efficiently market and promote the breed.

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