The American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association Youth Conference is scheduled for February 18-19, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. On the agenda is a weekend of hands-on educational opportunities, a tour of Grey Ridge Farm, horse presentations, awards, dancing, fun, and seeing old friends and meeting new ones. From super-fun activities and educational workshops to the exciting field trips of a lifetime, the ASHBA Youth Conference is the place to be for any young American Saddlebred lover. Registration and room blocks will go live on Dec 5 at Saddlebred.com. Join the mailing list to stay up to date here: https://form.jotform.com/213204806967156.
The ASHBA Youth Award is a High Point Award that recognizes youth members who have demonstrated a commitment to ASHBA Youth Programs through participation and achievement in activities that promote the American Saddlebred. Points are awarded annually for a set of activities defined by the ASHBA Youth Committee. The award year is defined as January 1-December 31. Awards will be presented to participants with the most points in two age groups, 13-&-under, and 14-21. An active ASHBA Junior membership is required.
The form must be completed by January 5 in order to be considered. Read more and submit here: https://asha.net/clubs/youthawards/
BREED AMBASSADOR AWARDS
The ASHBA Breed Ambassador Program recognizes and celebrates those who help to promote the American Saddlebred, whether they have one horse or a hundred, whether they live in the great west or in the heart of horse country, and whether they compete in saddle seat, dressage, trail riding, or not at all. The ASHBA Breed Ambassador Program seeks to celebrate the outreach work that barns, members, charter clubs, and American Saddlebreds do each and every day. Points also can be earned for riding in parades, getting on television or in magazines, going to exhibitions, attending open breed shows, and a myriad of other activities. No one particular outreach works in every area, and anything done is valuable. To participate in this program, visit the ASHBA Website, download an activity sheet and start calculating points.
Read more here: https://asha.net/medianevents/breedambassador/
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