The American Saddlebred Registry has nominated and approved three new board members to fill the seats of Susan Aschenbrenner, Scott Matton and Karen Richardson as their three-year term comes to conclusion. The new ASR board members are Bob Brison, Larry Hartsock and Anna Marie Knipp. These new directors will begin their terms in January 2020, and they will serve until January 2023.
ASR President Sandra Currier said, “I would like to thank Susan Aschenbrenner, Scott Matton and Karen Richardson for the insight and knowledge they brought to the board the past three years. We will miss them when they come off the Registry Board in January of 2020. I share my congratulations and welcome each of our new members to the American Saddlebred Registry Board. I look forward to drawing upon the knowledge and insight into the breeding and showing of the American Saddlebred that Bob Brison, Larry Hartsock and Anna Marie Knipp bring to the table.”
BOB BRISON -- Bob and his wife, Tonya, own and operate Fairview Farm in New Bloomfield, Missouri. He has been a breeder and trainer of American Saddlebreds and Hackney ponies for more than 40 years. He is longtime and active member of the UPHA and ASHA. Bob is optimistic about the breed and looks forward to supporting the promotion of the American Saddlebred and having it thrive for future generations.
LARRY HARTSOCK -- Larry owns and operates Walterway Hills Farm in Castlewood, Virginia, and has been committed to the American Saddlebred for more than 40 years. He started riding and showing American Saddlebreds in 1970, and quickly fell in love with the breed. By the late '70s, Larry had begun breeding and raising American Saddlebreds. He has gone on to breed and raise world-caliber American Saddlebreds for a wide array of divisions and disciplines. Larry is an avid supporter of the breed and looks forward to returning to ASR board to serve the American Saddlebred.
ANNA MARIE KNIPP -- Anna, in Jefferson City, Missouri, has been a lifelong American Saddlebred owner, exhibitor, and breeder. A graduate of Stephens College with a degree in business/accounting, she manages and invests in commercial real estate properties, as well as owning High Spirits Farm in Ashland, Missouri, which is a 550-acre home to an American Saddlebred training, breeding, and boarding operation in addition to agricultural and event purposes.
-- via American Saddlebred Horse Association