The American Saddlebred Horse Association and American Saddlebred Registry hosted a Virtual Town Hall via Zoom on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, to present information and address questions about the proposed merger between ASHA and ASR and the upcoming membership vote. The resulting organization of the merger, the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association, Inc., will streamline the resources of the finances, operations, staff, and volunteers in the advancement of what always has been a single mission – the promotion and protection of the breed.
The Town Hall panel included Sandy Currier, ASR President; Marty Schaffel, ASHA President; Anna Marie Knipp, Co-Chair Joint Merger Task Force; Chris Schubert, Co-Chair Joint Merger Task Force; Allen Bosworth, Joint Merger Task Force Member; Missy Hughes, Joint Merger Task Force Member; Rachel Seifert, Attorney and Joint Task Force Member; Katriona Adams, Interim ASR Registrar; Ed Glasscock, ASR Attorney; Rachel Chamberlin, ASR Attorney; and Stephen Sherman, ASHA Attorney. The Town Hall was moderated by David Mount, ASHA Executive Director.
The panel addressed the history behind the merger; the focus areas of the Joint Merger Task Force: vision and mission, policy and procedure, financials, and bylaws; and the legal perspective and ramifications.
Follow the links below to view the full video of the Town Hall, panelists' presentation slides, and a FAQ on the merger.
Links to ASHA/ASR Town Hall Recap Resources:
-- via ASHA/ASR