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Rescue Partners Designation

Kansas/Missouri, Ohio and Texas Horse Show Clubs and their events receive "Rescue Partner" designation from Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.

The officers and board members of Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. are proud to announce a new naming award for those clubs and their horse shows that have kept Saddlebred Rescue as one of their key charities consistently over our history. These clubs have advertised the rescue in print and social media, held special designated classes or special fundraisers, and coordinated with us to provide educational materials to its membership. These efforts have contributed significantly each year to support our mission. All of these clubs received recognition at the 10th Anniversary of Saddlebred Rescue at the 2016 Louisville Brunch and Auction. We thank them for their continued support.

The clubs honored this year as Rescue Partners are Central States and their show Central States Benefit Horse Show under the leadership of Lynn McCallister. This show covers the Kansas/Missouri area and is held each year at the American Royal facility in Kansas City. Next are the two shows in Delaware, Ohio held at the local county fairgrounds. First is the Delaware Riding Club for its Delaware Charity Spring Horse Show co-chaired by Lynn Snowden and Julee O'Reilly. Next is the Twin Rivers Charity Horse Show under the leadership of Leslie Backus. Both of these events are part of the Tri State Horse Shows Association, a recent supporter of the rescue. Finally, TASHA, the Texas American Saddlebred Association, located in the Houston area, has for many years supported the rescue as its charity for both its spring show and its year- end holiday show in early December. The rescue works with President Kelly McQuerry and the board to provide promotional and educational products to support fundraising activities at their events. In addition, many of their members have been and continue to be supporters.

Nealia McCracken, Operations Manager at the rescue, noted that it is the commitment and enthusiasm of these organizations, their horse shows, and their members, that keep her moving forward. "We value that professionals, owners and enthusiasts in the horse show industry understand what we are doing, how we run our program and the level of resources it takes that makes their continuing support that more special to the rescue." she adds. In the best interests of the horses, the rescue takes ownership of every horse, and puts it through rehab and an evaluation program before the horse is deemed ready for adoption. Each horse has its own special program so that the adoption is the best match possible, and Saddlebred Rescue's commitment to every horse does not stop there. If for any reason an adopter can no longer keep a horse, that horse must be returned to us. That was a commitment we made in our program from the very beginning. With over 1200+ saves, rescues, and placements to date, we have a multitude of success stories that was only made possible by the hundreds of donations and supporters across the country. It is these Rescue Partners who keep us moving forward week after week. We salute them.

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