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USEF Honors Kohler With 2004 Memorial Breeders' Award

Adding his name to a long list of respected breeders from across the country, Herbert V. Kohler, Jr., of LaGrange, KY, has been named a recipient of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) 2004 Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders' Award. Given in memory of American Saddlebred owner and breeder Ellen Scripps Davis, the Award recognizes an individual who consistently breeds outstanding show horses. The award also honors the role that unique breeding enterprises have in the development and improvement of show horses. Kohler, a breeder of Morgan horses, is a joint recipient of the Breeders' Cup this year with Diana Dodge of Montpelier Station, VA. Owner of Kohler Stables, Mr. Kohler has been in the breeding business for more than 30 years, beginning with the purchase of the Morgan stallion Vigilmarch. Starting out as a hobbyist, Kohler initially handled all of the breedings himself during his lunch hour. In addition to the Kentucky location, Kohler Stables' original facility remains in Wisconsin. Kohler continues to successfully breed champion horses and for the first time in Morgan horse history, three generations of Kohler's stallions, were named the top ten producing Morgan stallions in the world. This award will be formally presented during the USEF annual meeting at the Seelbach Hilton in Louisville Kentucky, January 14, during the Pegasus Awards dinner.

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