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Longtime Saddlebred Breeder, Exhibitor Barbara Blacklaw Dies

Lexington, Ky
– The American Saddlebred industry is mourning the loss of longtime Saddlebred breeder and exhibitor Barbara J. Blacklaw, who died Friday morning, January 26 in Palm Springs, California
Barbara and her husband of nearly 50 years, Bill Blacklaw, operated Singing Hills Stables in
Oregon City, Oregon for the past 39 years, breeding and training American Saddlebreds.  Together their contribution to the Saddlebred industry in the Northwest and across the country has been remarkable. Barbara's love of the American Saddlebred propelled her success as both a breeder and exhibitor.  She was committed to the promotion of the breed and was admired by her peers and her friends for her pure enjoyment of competition whether she was riding, driving or a spectator.
Barbara is survived by her husband, her son Barry Blacklaw and three grandchildren. 

Courtesy of the ASHA

Editor’s Note: The following information was provided today. The memorial service for Barbara J. Blacklaw will be held February 10, 2007 at 12 noon at Grand View Baptist Church, 14855 S. Leland Rd., Beavercreek, OR 97004.


There will be a gathering of friends and family immediately afterwards at Singing Hills, 22396 S. Parrot Creek Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 1121 SW Salmon St., Suite 201, Portland, OR 97205; (503) 228-1730. In the check memo please write for Cancer Research. Please include a note which says in memory of Barbara Blacklaw.


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