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ASHBA Announces 2021 WCHS Youth Activities

Published Date: Aug 17, 2021

Photo: Howard Schatzberg

Don’t miss out on all the fun and educational activities ASHBA has planned for members at this year’s World’s Championship Horse Show. All ages are welcome to participate in a wide variety of activities throughout the week! Each day will feature an activity for all youth show attendees, see the full schedule below. 

To register for the First Timers Presentation and the Golf Cart Decorating Contest: https://linktr.ee/ASHBAYouth 

Special thank you to US Equestrian for their support of ASHBA Youth Programs through the Youth Sportsman’s Grant!

**All events will honor the current safety protocols in place by fair management at that time.**

Saturday 8/21

3:00 PM- Junior Judging Clinic

  • Learn what judges in center ring are looking for when crowning a World Champion! No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: Meet at ASHBA Office next to ramp in Freedom Hall - Clinic is to be held @ Back Warm-Up Arena in Stopher's Walk.

6:00 PM-Horsin’ Around with Ellen Beard

  • Drop-in for some fun and educational activities with Ellen Beard! Learn about the history of the American Saddlebred and what makes our industry so unique. Activities and crafts are available for all ages. No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office

Sunday 8/22

12:00 PM-Horsin’ Around with Ellen Beard

  • Drop-in for some fun and educational activities with Ellen Beard! Learn about the history of the American Saddlebred and what makes our industry so unique. Activities and crafts are available for all ages. No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office

5:45 PM- Meet & Greet with Elisabeth Goth

  • This is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Join ASHBA Youth Programs for a chance to meet the horses and people of Elisabeth Goth LLC! Elisabeth Goth has graciously offered to host a fun meet and greet with youth at her barn! Those attending will have a chance to meet the horses, ask questions and enjoy light refreshments before the horse show Sunday night.
  • Advanced registration is required for this event and can be done here: https://forms.office.com/r/XVFEd9D79d
  • Location: All attendees will meet at Elisabeth Goth LLC (Barn V) at  5:45 PM! 

Monday 8/23

6:30 PM-Junior Judging

  • Walk in the shoes of a WCHS judge by participating in the Junior Judging contest. Awards will be presented to winners in the 13 & under and 14-20 age divisions. Awards presented Friday Night. No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: Section 337, Freedom Hall 

Tuesday 8/24

5:00 PM-ASHBA First Timers Celebration

  • First time exhibitors, trainers, and breeders will be recognized during the 2021 World's Championship Horse Show. We are excited to have our recognition ceremony be returning to a much more normal experience to help commemorate this momentous moment in your Saddlebred story! Pre-registration is REQURIED by August 9th, 2021 and can be done here: https://airtable.com/shrkrctum4IBKLKoz
  • Location: Freedom Hall Center Ring

6:00 PM-Horsin’ Around with Ellen Beard

  • Drop-in for some fun and educational activities with Ellen Beard! Learn about the history of the American Saddlebred and what makes our industry so unique. Activities and crafts are available for all ages. No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office

Wednesday 8/25

4:30 PM-Golf Cart Decorating Contest/Parade

  • It’s time to get creative! All ages are welcome. Golf carts to be judged in the following categories: Saddlebred Spirit, Barn Theme, Horse's Name.
  • A $20 entry fee will be collected online via ASHBA's Kindful Platform. All entry fees will directly contribute to ASHBA's Youth Scholarship Fund!
  • Submissions are due by 3:30 PM Wednesday, August 25. Please EMAIL a photo of your golf cart to Samantha Geller (s.geller@asha.net) to be considered for prizes!
  • Parade and Awards Ceremony to commence at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, August 25th. Drivers must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Register here: https://ashba.kindful.com/e/golfcartdecor
  • Location: Online registration and judging, Parade and Awards in golf cart parking area along Stopher’s Walk

6:30 PM-Junior Judging

  • Walk in the shoes of a WCHS judge by participating in the Junior Judging contest. Awards will be presented to winners in the 13 & under and 14-20 age divisions. Awards presented Friday Night. No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: Section 337, Freedom Hall

Thursday 8/26

9:00 AM-Marc Of Charm Breyer Horse Celebration Breakfast

  • Join us to celebrate the newest American Saddlebred Breyer Model Horse 2015 World’s Grand Champion Marc Of Charm! We are joining forces with Carolyn Koch and Monnington Farm to offer a fun morning for ASHBA Youth to see the new model, learn more about this living legend, and have a great time celebrating the American Saddlebred!
  • Location: Saddlebred Café

6:30 PM-Horsin’ Around with Ellen Beard

  • Drop-in for some fun and educational activities with Ellen Beard! Learn about the history of the American Saddlebred and what makes our industry so unique. Activities and crafts are available for all ages. No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office

Friday 8/28

9:00 A- Horsin’ Around with Ellen Beard

  • Drop-in for some fun and educational activities with Ellen Beard! Learn about the history of the American Saddlebred and what makes our industry so unique. Activities and crafts are available for all ages. No pre-registration required! 
  • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office

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