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  • The Super ConventionDecember 17, 2015 The Super Convention will be held February 9-13, 2016 in Boston, Ma. This will include the AHHS, AMHA, ASHA and the UPHA. This is a first-ever event that everyone is looking forward to. Be sure to book your room now at The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. They can be reached at 1-888-627-7115 use the group code UPHA Super Convention.
  • Courtney Ball Wins 2015 USEF Youth Sportman’s AwardDecember 17, 2015Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce Courtney Ball as the winner of the 2015 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award. The USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award is designed to identify potential future leaders in the equine industry and provides an opportunity for the USEF to recognize outstanding youth members for their achievements. An American Saddlebred competitor from Scottsdale, Ariz., Ball was nominated by the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA). The 17-year-old high school senior began riding American Saddlebreds at the age of six and has competed in a variety of divisions from showmanship to show pleasure driving. For her achievements, Ball has won six ASHA Youth High Point Awards and several American Saddlebred Association of Arizona (ASAA) High Point Awards. Ball has been an ASHA Youth Club member for 11 years and is the president of her local club, the Bridleway BarnStormers Youth Club. She is also a 10-year member of the ASAA and its Junior Board, and had been a member of the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program for three years. Ball is an active member of the American Saddlebred International Youth Program, having received all 19 achievement badges. A student at Pinnacle High School, Ball ...
  • LEE DUNN OBITUARYDecember 17, 2015 Lee Dunn, 76, of Galion, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Galion Community Hospital. Lee was born in Detroit, MI on December 22, 1938 to the late Lowell H. and Anna(Roth) Dunn. He married Beverly Joan “Bev” Myers on October 26, 1963 and she preceded him in death on January 20, 2013. A horse trainer and breeder, Lee and his wife, Bev, were longtime members of the American Hackney Horse Society, Ohio Hackney Club, and the American Shetland Pony Club. They were nationally recognized breeders of Hackney ponies, Modern Shetlands, and American Show Ponies with the registered prefix Dun-Haven, carrying on with the Dun-Haven Farm established by his late father, Lowell Dunn, many years ago. When Lee and Bev were first married, they used the prefix Royal Manor for their ponies, changing to the established prefix Dun-Haven after Lee’s father’s death. The Dunns were inducted into the People Hall of Fame in both the Hackney and Shetland national organizations. A search of the registries in both associations will show hundreds of Dun-Haven pedigrees, many of which were national champions. He is survived by his two brothers, James Dunn of Howell, MI and Dennis and Judith Dunn of Saline, MI; his ...