ASHA Foundation creates fund for Double D Ranch horses

In support of the $100,000 reward being offered by USAE, UPHA, and private individuals, the American Saddlebred Horse Association Foundation (ASHAF) Board of Directors has voted to create a fund in which individuals or ...In support of the $100,000 reward being offered by USAE, UPHA, and private individuals, the American Saddlebred Horse Association Foundation (ASHAF) Board of Directors has voted to create a fund in which individuals or ...

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In support of the $100,000 reward being offered by USAE, UPHA, and private individuals, the American Saddlebred Horse Association Foundation (ASHAF) Board of Directors has voted to create a fund in which individuals or organizations may designate their contributions to assist with the care and treatment of the five injured American Saddlebred horses at Double D Ranch, owned by Dena and Dave Lopez, in Versailles, Kentucky, or toward the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the injuries to those horses.

Donations are being accepted by the ASHAF Equine Welfare Fund and may be sent to the ASHA Foundation, ATTN: Double D Horses, 4093 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky, 40511, or contact the Foundation by phone, 859.259.2742, extension 324, or e-mail, aileen@asha.net. Donations should be earmarked either for the care and treatment of the horses, or to supplement the reward being offered.

Should the reward not be claimed, any contribution made to the ASHA Foundation toward supplementing the reward will remain in the ASHAF Equine Welfare Fund. The Equine Welfare Fund was created to provide for the care, treatment, and placement (including identification and transfer fees) of American Saddlebred horses that have been subject to neglect or other inhuman treatment to the extent that those services and costs will not otherwise be paid or provided by existing human societies, equine welfare organizations, or government agencies.

The reward fund and additions to it are offered under the jurisdiction of USA Equestrian, Inc., the National Equestrian Federation of the United States, and are subject to the oversight of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. To provide information concerning the attack, please contact the Kentucky State Police, Post 12, Frankfort, Kentucky, and/or call: 800.378.3463 or 502.227.2221.

Founded in 1990, the ASHA Foundation supports ASHA youth programs, veterinary research, and the continuing education of the general public about the American Saddlebred horse. The ASHA Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation; therefore, any donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you are interested in making a donation, or for further information on the ASHA Foundation and its other endowments, please contact the ASHA Foundation at 4093 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511, or 859.259.2742.