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Saddlebred Rescue Welcomes Full-Time Trainer


Anne Butler


Saddlebred Rescue has added Anne Butler as its new full-time trainer.  Anne’s position was created specifically for exercising, evaluating and re-training rescued horses to prepare them for adoptive homes where they can fit into lesson programs and be used as trail, pleasure and driving horses.  Plans include expanding the lesson program at North Wind Stables with Anne instructing on rescue horses, where appropriate, to further their mileage on the way to adoption as more ring experience makes them more adoptable. 


“Having Anne here means the rescue horses will be worked on a more frequent basis, allowing us to match horses with adoptive owners with greater efficiency; saving time and money. She will be a tremendous resource to Saddlebred Rescue and placing these horses,” said Pat Johnson of Saddlebred Rescue.


Anne has been trainer and instructor at her own Hopewell Valley Stables with amateur and juvenile show riders competing in the Northeast. Anne showed as an amateur competitor while pursuing a career in sales training and management, spending her early years training Morgans at her family's Icestone Farm in northeastern Pennsylvania.


She fell in love with rescues after adopting Tangueray and Tonic from Saddlebred Rescue.  “I now understand better how valuable these horses can be to the industry as a whole and I am excited to be part of the effort.”


As if Saddlebred Rescue’s full time position wasn’t enough for Anne, she has agreed to work to expand the North Wind Stable lesson program while promoting Saddlebreds and Saddlebred Rescue thru a series of new programs that are being established to benefit the breed and industry.  We feel it is imperative to our industry for this joint effort to be successful so our industry can be successful.


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