NASMA's honor to inform you the Board of
Directors of the North American Saddle Mule Association has awarded
you the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Montgomery exemplifies mulemanship, donkeymanship, horsemanship and
Lori grew up showing Saddlebred horses and later galloped
Thoroughbreds at Keeneland Race Track where she met and married her
husband Hoppy Montgomery.
In February of 1998 a friend called Lori and told her about a little
mule that needed a new home. Lori had always wanted a mule but had
never been around one. The next day she and Hop drove in an ice
storm and 18 degree weather to pick up Willie. Lori recalls what a
wild son of a gun he was and often looks back at how far he has come
and how much trust he now has in her.
Willie has competed in 4 Extreme Cowboy Races and won the Ohio
Equine Affair Extreme Cowboy Race in 2008. They have also appeared
on RFD TV with Craig Cameronís Invitational, introducing thousands
of viewers to the wonderful abilities of mules.
Lori is also active in NASMA with both Willie and her beloved show
mule Fancy who has numerous Championship titles to her name
including a World Championship Title. Lori also spends time with her
Grandson Christopher helping him compete with Willie in the NASMA
Lori is always willing to lend a helping hand with advice or helping
to show donkeys, saddle mules and gaited mules. She is a devoted and