The American Saddlebred Horse Association Equine Welfare Advocacy Committee has partnered with the Ruxer Foundation as the title sponsor for the inaugural season of its Rescue Horse Class. This class is open to American Saddlebreds of all disciplines, with or without registration papers, who have been rescued.
The Ruxer Foundation has a history of supporting the breed as well as those in need. The United Professional Horsemen's Association Dewey Henderson Benevolent Fund was initially started with a grant from the Ruxer Foundation, and the Foundation has generously supported the ASHA in the past.
The ASHA Equine Welfare Advocacy committee serves to educate the public regarding the breed and is responsible for distributing the Bruce Hanson Grant on a yearly basis. Additionally, the committee works in seizure and surrender situations to assist in retaining the identify of the horses. Recipient of the 2014 USEF Equus Humanitarian Award, they are tasked with apprising the ASHA BOD with issues and concerns facing the breed.
-- via ASHA