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Kressley to Sign Copies of New Children’s Book at Convention


Lexington, Kentucky ­– Carson Kressley, winner of the C.J. Cronan Sportsmanship Award, will sign copies of his new children’s book, “You’re Different and That’s Super,” Friday, February17 at the Saddlebred Summit from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Kressley, star of the Emmy Award-winning television program “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” released his first children’s book in November 2005 that tells the story of a colt who is different from all of the other young horses because he begins to grow a horn.  However, in the end, because of the colt’s difference he becomes a hero on the farm.


Carson Kressley has brought the American Saddlebred into millions of homes across the country by often talking about the breed during various interviews on television, in magazines and through other appearances.  Kressley has been riding American Saddlebreds since he was 15 and was a member of the U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup Team; he has also served as a member of the board of directors for the U.S. Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup.  The Emmy Award-winner owns several Saddlebreds and often shows them at various competitions across the country.  Last year, Kressley endorsed a holiday ornament with Joy to the World Collectibles, in which the American Saddlebred Horse Association received $25,000 as a result of him doing autograph sessions with Fortunoff.


The book signing will be conducted by and will benefit the American Saddlebred Museum and will take place at their booth in the Pre-Function Area at the Embassy Suites Hotel.


The American Saddlebred Museum Exhibit Opening and Reception will take place following the book signing at the museum at 6:30 p.m.  This year’s exhibit is entitled, “A Treasure Trove of Saddlebred History: Past Treasures, Recent Acquisitions and the Stories Behind Them.”  Tickets can be purchased on convention registration forms, or by contacting the American Saddlebred Museum by calling (859) 259-2746. 


Saddlebred Service Center available for Registrations, Transfers, Membership Questions and Other Inquiries


Staff members from the American Saddlebred Horse Association and Registry will be on hand at the Saddlebred Summit to process new horse registrations and transfers, answer questions regarding prize program and membership status, and respond to other inquiries. 


Alan F. Balch sees this as a great service for members.


“We understand that a number of convention attendees use their trip to Lexington to handle other Association and Registry business,” Balch said.  “Rather than have to drive out to the Kentucky Horse Park to get to our offices, convention attendees can have a number of matters serviced that weekend.  Members should bring the needed materials and take advantage of this opportunity.”


The Saddlebred Service Center will be open both Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be located on the second floor of the Embassy Suites Hotel near the meeting rooms. 


Complete convention information, including registration forms, can be found on the Association’s website,

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