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Saddlebred Annual Award Honorees Announced

Lexington, Kentucky - The American Saddlebred Horse Association today announced its annual award winners, based on ballots tabulated from its board of directors. Nominees for each award are received from the general membership and committee volunteers, screened by the Executive Committee of the Association, and voted on by the full board from the candidates selected. The awards are presented at the Saddlebred Ball, to be held at Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel and Resort , Saturday evening, February 20, 2010.

Honorees by award are:

Lifetime Achievement - Redd Crabtree, Simpsonville, Kentucky

Breeders Hall of Fame Inductee - Jim Orr, Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Breeder of the Year, 2009 - Callaway Hills Stable, New Bloomfield, Missouri // Kathy Capsuto-Walker, Shelbyville, Kentucky

C.J. "June" Cronan Sportsmanship - Fred Sarver, Carlisle, Kentucky

Mrs. Wm. P. Roth Sportsmanship - Theresa Vonderschmitt, Jasper, Indiana

Meritorious Service - Kay Richardson, Bloomington, Illinois

Wing Commander Medal of Honor - Fern Bittner, St. Charles, Missouri

Gillenwater Family Trophy - The Raymond Bible Family, Morristown, Tennessee

Gordon Jenkins International - James and Jackie Hale, Columbiana, Alabama // Yvonne Sohlberg, Ruda, Sweden

Frank Ogletree Youth - Amy Hein, Nashville, Tennessee

These Saddlebred ambassadors will be honored during the 2010 American Saddlebred Horse Association convention, annual meeting, and youth conference, February 18-20, 2010. The headquarters hotel is the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Kentucky. Links to register for the convention and make hotel reservations online are accessible on our website, at the previous link.

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