Heather Crispin, Director of Territory 2 and ASHDA Vice President.
Greetings horse enthusiasts! I am Heather Crispin, Vice President of the American Sugarbush Harlequin Draft Association. This new organization was put together by several other like-minded people that wanted to preserve and breed forward the Sugarbush Harlequin Draft horse, as envisioned by Everett Smith. It is our goal to preserve the bloodlines he started and to expand the registry into a viable Association, with a show system, member benefits and public awareness. To this end we’ve come together, along with the lovely horses that make up the breed, and we formed an association for people interested in the American Sugarbush Harlequin Draft horse. I hope you’ll join us and experience the wonderful breed we represent, and the family atmosphere we promote. I am very excited and proud to be Vice President and could not ask for a better group of board members and staff to work with.
A little about me, I’ve been riding most of my life. I’ve had the chance to train and compete in Western Pleasure, English, Jumping, Dresasge and Eventing. I currently enjoy trail riding, showing in open shows and just riding around with my kids. My family’s herd currently consists of one ASHDA gelding, one ASHDA mare, another ASHDA mare co-owned with Stephanie Adame and a couple of rescues. I own and operate Livin’ Large Farms in Venus, Texas, where we focus on breeding Sugarbush Harlequin Draft Horses. We are proud to be boarding and standing ASHDA stallion, He’za Big O Texas Star (owned by Stephanie Adame). We show our ASHDA horses under saddle as well as in halter. As a mother of 5, I like to focus on family friendly events. We allow our horses to participate in playdays, parades, birthday parties and carnivals.
My goals as Vice President are to help this breed grow, both in numbers and public awareness. There are so many disciplines where this wonderful breed will excel. As competitors they are level headed and powerful, as companions they are gentle and trustworthy and as eye-catching and uniquely marked horses they have a high market value. The American Sugarbush Harlequin Draft is, like the country where it was born, full of opportunities.