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Ron Hevener (born Ronald Lee Hevener on November 16, 1950) is an American designer and novelist specializing in animals and the romantic, adventurous people who love them. Hevener began his career making clay souvenirs, telling stories and painting pictures for tourists at farmers' markets in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Today, his work as an artist is collected world-wide. He is a popular guest on radio and TV programs as well as a public speaker specializing in the adventures, drama and lifestyle of animal lovers. Hevener is active in horse shows, dog shows and horse racing internationally. In the early 1970s, Hevener studied at the North Museum of Natural History, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His memberships since then include the following organizations: International Federation of Arabian Horse Racing United States Equestrian Federation Arabian Jockey Club Eastern Arabian Racing Alliance Pennsylvania Arabian Horse Association Quentin Riding Club Dog Writers Association of America The Greyhound Racing Association of America National Greyhound Association Collie Club of America Central Penn Collie Club American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers Hevener owns one of the oldest dog show kennels in the U.S. ("Lochranza," specializing in Collies since the early 1940s). His dog "Kane" (Ch. Amberlyn's Bright Tribute) was featured in his popular novel The Blue Ribbon and the TV documentary Almost Perfect. His interest in Arabian horses goes back to the early days of Delaware Park, now one of the leading Arabian racetracks in the US. His stallion "Nahgua" (Nugui El Khamsin) was one of the first Arabians to race at Delaware Park and inspired Hevener's novel, Fate of the Stallion, which sold out its first printing. The making of the novel was developed into a documentary film and Hevener joined forces with Nicker Communications for its international television broadcast. Hevener owns one of the oldest breeding programs of Arabian horses in the United States (The Selket Arabians).