ABC was founded by me and a group of breeders from all over that are frustrated with the current state of the industry. It began with an online discussion of why I should continue to participate in the business and continued with another discussion of what people wanted changed. From those discussions, I got the idea to form a cooperative and the group of founding members was just as excited as I am. They are Nancy Guthrie Pierce, Stevie Mathias, Lisa Loring Shannon, Leigh Meyer, Augusta Hammock and Stephanie Standridge-Baden. Trainers and farms quickly jumped on board and we have tremendous support from industry leaders also.
– Denise Shannon
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