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ASHA Board Candidate Spotlight: Redd Crabtree

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
Redd Crabtree – Simpsonville, KY

Redd Crabtree has been in the business of breeding, raising, training and showing American Saddlebred horses for over 60 years.  Redd has trained and exhibited multiple World Champions, including CH Will Shriver, CH (SA) Zovoorbij Commander in Chief, CH Santana Lass, and CH Popular Time.  He currently serves on the ASHA Board of Directors, and he is a founding member and past President of the UPHA.

Redd has worked as a professional horse trainer since the age of 15, and has a high level of expertise in training, showing, breeding and selling American Saddlebreds.  He is a member of the UPHA Hall of Fame and the Kentucky State Fair Hall of Fame, and he is the recipient of the ASHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the ASHA’s C. J. Cronan Sportsmanship Award.  He is a member of the USEF Saddlebred Committee, the KSOBA, and the Board of Directors of the Shelbyville (KY) Horse Show.

If re-elected to the ASHA Board, Redd would be particularly interested in developing and expanding breeding incentive programs.  His vision for the ASHA is to take a more active role in connection with the World’s Championship Horse Show, and to preserve the integrity of the American Saddlebred Registry.  Redd is a consummate horseman, as well as a devoted father and dedicated husband.

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