According to the American Salers Association website, Salers were first imported to the United States in 1972. They are considered to be one of the oldest European breeds traced back to 16,500-year-oldcave near Saler, France.
The Salers celebrated their 44th National Western Stock Show this year.
Throughout the show, the board members and royalty for the American Junior Salers Association helped work the ring.
There are many benefits to being a member of the ASJA.
“The Junior Association is such a family, small and close knit,” said Ashlyn Lingle, AJSA board member.
Matthew Price, AJSA board member, who assisted in the ring during the shows noted the benefits to exhibiting in a small breed association.
“One of my favorite things about the junior association in the Salers breed compared to others is that whenever you walk into the barn at Junior Nationals you feel like you know everybody,” Price said. “When I came in my first year, I knew my close family and by the time I left that year I had connections that went across the nation.”