Lexington, KY: The Inspection Tour process can seem overwhelming to someone who has never been through it before. It is the desire of the American Hanoverian Society Education Committee to make new Hanoverian breeders feel welcome, and make this first contact with the Society as stress-free and enjoyable as possible. To further this goal, the committee has embarked on a new program with the purpose of offering personal, one-on-one assistance to anyone new to the Hanoverian inspection process. Those who would benefit from this program would be new breeders, or a breeder attending their first Hanoverian inspection with a mare or foal.
Eight experienced AHS members have agreed to participate. These volunteer mentors will reach out in a friendly, low-key way to assist with any questions regarding procedures and preparations for the upcoming 2013 inspection tour. In general, new breeders can expect a phone call from someone who cares, and who will strive to make them comfortable with the inspection process.
The 2013 Inspection Enrollment Forms have been revised to allow anyone registering for the Tour to request contact from a mentor. Site hosts are encouraged to pass along new breeder contact information to the committee, and stallion owners will be contacted to see if they can identify breeders from the previous year that might be new to breeding a Hanoverian mare or registering a Hanoverian foal. For more information, or to submit the name of a new breeder, please contact Kate Palmquist at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 540-348-3495 EDT