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ASHBA Announces Major Award Recipients for 2022

Published Date: Nov 11, 2021

The American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association (ASHBA) is excited to announce our member Major Awards recipients. Each award had a nomination pool submitted by our general membership and committee volunteers to be voted on by the ASHBA Board. The 2022 class of ASHBA Major Awards will be honored at the 2022 UPHA National Conference in Orlando, Florida.

2021 ASHA Major Award Recipients 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Bill Wise, Danville, KY
    • This award honors a person for his or her lifelong contributions to the Saddlebred industry, dedication to the improvement of the breed, and support of American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association.
  • C.J. Cronan Sportsmanship Award – Keith Kurz, Loveland, OH
    • Recipients of this award are chosen for their sportsmanship and their contributions to the breed. Such attributes considered are participation in ASHBA programs, support of ASHBA, and contributions to the ideals of ASHBA. 
  • Lurline Roth Sportsmanship Award – Tracy Garcia, Odessa, FL
    • Recipients of this award are chosen for their sportsmanship and contributions to the breed. Such attributes considered are participation in ASHBA programs, support of ASHBA, and contributions to the ideals of ASHBA. 
  • Frank Ogletree Youth Award – Alayna Applegate, Ewing, KY & Kendall Kelledy, Temecula, CA
    • This award honors one youth each year who has exhibited a sportsmanlike attitude throughout his or her show career. Nominees must be active ASHBA Junior Members who have demonstrated participation and achievement within the show ring, exhibited positive personal characteristics, as well as having served as true role models for their peers.
  • Gordon Jenkins International Award – Leslie Jordan, Toluca Lake, CA
    • This award is designed to honor a person who has gone the extra mile to introduce and promote the American Saddlebred horse to other countries
  • Meritorious Service Award – Scott Matton, Hartland, WI
    • The Meritorious Service Award honors persons for their contributions to ASHBA on almost all levels over a long period of time. 
  • Paul and Dorothy Gillenwater Family Award – Allen Bosworth Family, Greenville, KY
    • To be awarded by the Board of Directors in recognition of the American Saddlebred as the ideal family breed, with a suitable horse and competition division for participation by each member of a family. The honoree shall be recognized for its sportsmanship and dedication as an entire family to the advancement of Saddlebreds, as amateurs and purely for the love of sport, whether for recreation, competition, breeding, or otherwise. 
  • Wing Commander Medal – Gail Kline, Louisville, KY, John Conatser, Nicholasville, KY, Nancy Trent Crump, Louisville, KY 
    • Individuals receive this honor for demonstrating outstanding service to ASHBA and the breed, and through their dedication, have attracted interest in the highest quality show horses of the breed, thereby contributing to advancing the popularity of American Saddlebreds to the public.
  • Breeders Hall of Fame – Scott Hagan (Hagan Saddlebreds), Louisville, KY
    • This honor is bestowed upon a person(s) involved with a successful breeding operation that has made an impact on the American Saddlebred breed and industry.
  • Breeder of the Year – Judy Werner (Red Wing Farm), Waterloo, IL
    • Recipients of this award are chosen based on a statistical analysis of their successful show performance during the entire competition year, relying on records produced by the American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association. 

Visit the ASHBA Major Awards page for more information pertaining to the criteria for each award.

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