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“Valley Horsemen” Book Signing To Be Held At ASHA Annual Meeting

The latest pieces of Saddlebred history to be recorded in written form are in the book L.S. Dickey & The Valley Horsemen, by Sandra McIntosh. The life of L.S. Dickey, one of this industry’s most colorful and oft-quoted Saddlebred professionals, is set forth through the stories of those who knew him and worked for him in French Lick, Indiana, also known as “The Valley”.

An engaging collection of stories and historic photos, the 167 page hard cover book includes the period from the early 1900’s to the 1950’s and was a labor of love for Sandra McIntosh, wife to and mother of well known Saddlebred trainers Jim and Mike McIntosh. The accounts are charmingly written and come largely from the memory of Marty Mueller, one of the Valley’s most famous sons. Over 80 wonderful photographs of the Valley’s Saddlebred horses and horsemen accompany the dozens of memorable tales and anecdotes.

A signing of this book will be held on Saturday February 19, 2005 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington, Ky. during the ASHA Annual Meeting. This will be an event not to be missed, as most of the remaining “Valley Horsemen” will be present for the signing, including Marty Mueller, Don Harris, Jim Aikman, Dudley Abbott, Mary Ann Teater Pardieck as well as the author, Sandra McIntosh.

Sandra and Jim published the book themselves and have generously donated all profits from its sale to the American Saddlebred Museum. It sells for $24.95 and museum members receive a 10% discount. Quantities are limited, so be sure to get your copy soon. If you do not plan to attend the ASHA Annual Meeting, you may order a copy of the book through the Museum’s Gift Shop by calling 1-800-829-4438.

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