During the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s mid-year Board of Directors meeting, it passed by unanimous vote to create a Youth Initiative Task Force. This task force, co-chaired by Elisabeth Goth and Clif Paulsen, DVM, will work to identify ways and develop initiatives to engage, retain and capture more American Saddlebred enthusiasts in the 18-25 years old age demographic.
The team of Goth and Paulson, along with other task force members Kristen Bagdasarian and Emily Lee, will create a work group to address current and potential opportunities in the equestrian community for ASHA Youth. The task force will look at initiatives to increase engagement through competition, education, governance, and collegiate programs. Findings and recommendations will be presented to the ASHA Board of Directors for further consideration and action.
-- via ASHA