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Harris Joins Saddle Horse Report




Dabora, Inc. is pleased to announce that Susan Harris has joined the staff of Saddle Horse Report as online editor. Harris is responsible for managing all aspects of www.saddlehorsereport.com  including breaking news, message board, and sales of all online advertising. This newly created position demonstrates Dabora's commitment to the growing importance of e-commerce in the equine industry. 

Harris's professional career includes positions in economic development at the state and local level as well as six years in non-profit fundraising. She has a lifelong background in horses, particularly American Saddlebreds and Hackney ponies. She began saddle seat lessons at Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C., at age eight and later rode hunt seat for several years. Harris returned to saddle seat when she bought her first Saddlebred in 1975. 
   
Harris's horses and ponies are under the direction of Lewis Eckard at Drowning Creek Farm. Along the way, she also has owned a Quarter Horse and a Morgan. Harris is a life member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association, the American Saddlebred Museum, and the American Hackney Horse Society. She is also a member of American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas and United State Equestrian Federation. She was a long-time member of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show board of directors and is a past board president. 
   
"We are so excited to have Susan joining our staff. By staffing the Internet with a full-time editor, we feel we can make a real impact on the horse industry," said Christy Howard Parsons, publisher. "Susan, specifically, has a great deal of industry knowledge and a wealth of Internet experience. She will be a wonderful addition to our staff." 
   
Harris stated, "The Internet has become an integral part of people¹s personal and professional lives. I look forward to helping our customers use the Internet more effectively as they seek to promote their horses and horse-related businesses." She added, "I am excited to become better acquainted with numerous Saddlebred people in all parts of the country and learn more about the Morgan horse community."
 
Harris is working full-time from her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She will also be providing extra online coverage at major Saddlebred and Morgan horse shows across the country.

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