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Southeastern Hackney Association

The annual meeting of the Southeastern Hackney Association was held March 1, 2003 at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood in Roanoke, Va. Those arriving early Friday night enjoyed a welcome party hosted by Rees and Lavergne Woody.

Karen Waldron’s Bent Tree Farm was the scene for the clinic on Saturday morning. Lee Hudson and the Bent Tree staff presented a program on the Hackney pony, which included care, grooming, clipping, braiding, and presentation for showing. Everyone enjoyed the tour of the carriage barn.

The business meeting was held during the afternoon. The following officers were reelected: President- Robbie Combs; Vice President-Charlotte Carter; and Secretary Treasurer- Betty Glasgow. The club also voted to honor the long-time Hackney enthusiast, Shelton Pitt man, with a memorial trophy on the Amateur Road Pony Championship at the NC State Fair Horse Show. An increase in the futurity nominations was also noted.

The awards banquet and auction highlighted the Saturday night gathering. Eddie Case was a most entertaining auctioneer and the auction netted more than $2,200.

High Point awards were as follows:

Harness Pony- Geenbriar’s American Pride- Charles Leonard

Hackney Pony- Breezeland’s Moon and Stars- Don Robinson

Open Road Pony- Unique Impression- Don and Sharon Photon

Amateur Road Pony- Vivacious EN - Mary Dotter

Pleasure Pony Driving- Twin Oak Phoenix- Don and Sharon Photon

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