The ASHA and UPHA are teaming up to produce an Amateur Owner Trainer (AOT) Reference List through the ASHA AOT Committee. The Reference List is a directory of one to three UPHA members in each chapter who are willing to help an Amateur Owner Trainer in their area. To volunteer to be on the list is free, but the advice does not need to be; charges for services rendered are up to each individual on the list. The support a professional would give an AOT could range from a training tip, to helping look for a horse to purchase, aiding in selling a horse, giving a lesson or two, or even allowing AOTs to stable at the end of their aisle at horse shows. The focus of the Reference List initially is in the American Saddlebred industry; however the committee is hoping to branch out into other breeds, such as the Morgans and Arabians. Please join ASHA in giving your name and contact information to be included as a resource for an Amateur Owner Trainer.
If you are interested in adding your name to the AOT Reference List please contact Stacey Kipper at (303) 619-8699 or Stacey0975@aol.com.