The American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association has announced that it has partnered once again with the United Professional Horsemen's Association to underwrite the UPHA Open Gate Learning Center program at the 2021 Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show. The Center is an on-site study and learning center for young equestrians who are competing at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show, in Louisville, Ky.
The center provides academic support to equestrian student athletes, grades 5-12, who are away from their local schools while exhibiting at competitions. Students are able to stay abreast of their academic requirements in the center's structured learning environment. The center is supervised by a professional teacher who provides basic academic support such as clarification of assignments, proofreading work, proctoring tests and answering student's questions. The center will work with teachers from the student's school to help guide the student's academic activities while absent. The center is able to receive assignments, PowerPoint notes, outlines, etc. from teachers throughout the competition.
This program is offered at no charge to all junior members who are members of both UPHA and ASHBA. The fee for non-members is $200, payable to UPHA Foundation.
The application can be found at the following link: ASHBA/UPHA Open Gate Learning Center Application. Application deadline is Monday, August 9, 2021.
-- via ASHBA