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Merritt Pryor Joins Saddle Horse Report


Merritt Pryor has joined the Saddle

Horse Report team after spending the

past two show seasons with Horse World.


Effective Jan. 1, 2008, Merritt Pryor joined the staff of Saddle Horse Report. This will be her third show season with Dabora, Inc.


“I am very excited about the challenge of working with Saddle Horse Report. I’ve learned so much from John Privette and Horse World in the past year and a half, I feel as if I can use this experience to benefit the Report. It is going to be an adjustment going from a monthly publication to a weekly, but I feel I am completely up for the job. Everyone at Saddle Horse Report has been very supportive of my move and I am very excited,” said Pryor.


Pryor will be covering shows around the Carolinas as well as Kentucky. “I look forward to meeting more people around the Saddlebred, Hackney and Morgan industries as well as strengthening the relationships I have already created.”


Growing up in North Carolina, Pryor showed Arabians and Half-Arabians on the regional and national level. Before college, she sold her horses and attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she received her degree in management and business administration. Soon after college, Hollie Davidson at Cross Winds Farm in Monroe, N.C., introduced her to the Saddlebred industry. Since then, Pryor has ridden with Lenux Stables and Riding Academy in Huntersville, N.C., with Brooke and Quintus VanderSpuy.


She has recently moved to Hendersonville, N.C., to be closer to her family. Since her move, Pryor adopted a rescue horse from Pat Johnson and Nealia McCracken at Saddlebred Rescue.

“Merritt will really complement our staff,” said Saddle Horse Report Editor Bob Funkhouser. “She brings a lot of enthusiasm and commitment to the team and we’re excited to have her.”

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