Skip to content

ASHA Convention to Feature Dr. Sue McDonnell

Lexington, Kentucky - The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) has announced that Dr. Sue McDonnell, Founder of the Equine Behavior Program at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center, will headline its convention in Lexington, Kentucky, set to take place Thursday, February 18, through Saturday, February 20, 2010, at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa.

McDonnell is the world’s foremost authority on studying and understanding the behavior of horses across all breeds, and has particularly emphasized stallion behavior. She is the acclaimed author of "Understanding Horse Behavior," and has worked with equine breeding behavior for her entire career. One of her renowned accomplishments was recommending changes to the handling of the Thoroughbred War Emblem, standing in Japan, who was purchased for $17.7 million, but had become a very shy breeder. Acting on her recommendations, his behavior was changed and he developed into a normal breeding sire. She has been known to make successful recommendations to stallion owners, including those of changed behavior due to aging, upon just being told the problem. Her experience is unmatched in the world.

Dr. McDonnell will host an open forum on stallion handling on the morning of Friday, February 19, and is also scheduled to deliver the keynote address to the convention on equine behavior during the ASHA members’ luncheon on Saturday, February 20. Both presentations will allow for ample time to question and discuss problems and horse management with her.

For additional information about ASHA’s 2010 Annual Convention & Youth Conference, visit the ASHA website, here.

More Stories

  • LBS Mare Designation Deadline

    December 31, 2017 is the deadline for turning in the Limited Breeders' Sweepstakes Mare Designation form. If you plan to designate a mare to the stallion you bought at or donated to the 2017 LBS Auction, please get those forms in the mail to us as the date is fast approaching... Read More
  • Dayton Horse Show Update

    After speculation that 2017 would be the final Dayton Horse Show, officials have announced that there would indeed be a 2018 show. Held at the historic Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton, Ohio for many years, the does have to change locations for its 151st edition due to the Fairgrounds being sold. Read More
  • Obituary - Dr. Ronald A. Hendricks

    Dr. Ronald A. Hendricks, age 66 of Lenoir City, formerly of Clinton, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from complications following a stroke in November. Ronnie had degrees in engineering and dentistry. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Memphis, Memphis State and Cleveland State Community College... Read More
  • Did You Know?

    Our interactive website offers a variety of useful and unique tools for our readers. We aim to help our readers learn to navigate our new website, as well as gain a firm understanding of all the comprehensive features that it offers. Check in weekly with our Did You Know news series, as we show you the ins and outs of Read More
  • ASHA Announces Partnership with US Equestrian in the new USEF Competition Lite Program

    ASHA is pleased to announce the partnership between United States Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) and ASHA to offer the new USEF Competition Lite category... Read More
  • Schedule Set For 33rd Annual Wisconsin Limited Breeders Stallion Auction

    The 33rd annual Wisconsin Limited Breeders Stallion Service Auction will be held Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the Thunder Bay Restaurant in Milwaukee Wisc. The event begins at 11:00 AM with a buffet brunch followed by the annual meeting at 12:30 PM. The live stallion service auction will begin at 1:00 PM, featuring the nation's top producing stallions... Read More
  • Beamer Helps Rescue Horses from Lilac Fire

    Barbara Beamer joined scores of neighbors, friends, volunteers and community members to help transport and shelter horses and pets displaced in the Lilac Fire which decimated the San Luis Rey Training Center and is still burning in San Diego County. Read More
  • Latest Issue Dec 11 17

    Read More
  • Morgan Weanling Gala 2018

    Plans are underway for the 10th edition of the Morgan Weanling Gala to be held in 2018. In the years since the Morgan Weanling Gala (MWG) was launched, it has become a much-anticipated event each year. The program individually promotes each of the Nominated Stallions on both the MWG Facebook Page and website... Read More
  • Selection Trials at William Woods University

    After impressive showings at the U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Trials, 12 riders were chosen to represent the United States at the 2018 Saddle Seat World Cup. Thirty-two aspiring athletes from 18 states tried out at William Woods University on Saturday... Read More