ASHBA Announces Breed Ambassador Program Updates
Published Date: Jun 16, 2021
The American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) is proud to announce that through the diligent work of leadership, committees, and staff have expanded and refined the ASHBA Breed Ambassador Program. The ASHBA Board voted unanimously at their June meeting to accept the recommendations put forward to pass this update the important promotional program.
As a result of the merger between the American Saddlebred Horse Association and American Saddlebred Registry, there was significant overlap between the Diplomat of the Breed program and the Breed Ambassador Program. In order to recognize and celebrate the contributions to share our breed, we combined these two programs into the newly revamped Breed Ambassador Program. The program has been expanded to include a division for American Saddlebreds and Half Saddlebreds with the highest honored being crowned with the title of "Diplomat of the Breed". In addition, staff has worked with committees and leadership to improve the recording tools and program participation process. We look forward to these updates helping improve our member’s ability to #SharetheSaddlebred!
The ASHBA Breed Ambassador Program recognizes and celebrates those who help to promote the American Saddlebred, whether they have one horse or one 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!
Points can also 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. We recognize that no one outreach works in every area, and that anything we can do is valuable! You may have a new idea that’s never been tried!
Any ASHBA member and their registered full or Half American Saddlebred who takes the time to reach out and share the breed with those outside our Saddlebred community can earn points to become a Regional Breed Ambassador, and possibly a World’s Champion Breed Ambassador!
Learn more at the Breed Ambassador Program homepage and start helping #sharethesaddlebred today!