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Join us at the Breeders Ball & Breeders Challenge Live Auction

This is a party you will not want to miss!  Join us after the show Friday at the ASHBA Breeders Ball and  Breeders Challenge live auction.

Admission is free and entertainment will be provided by Tony and the Tan Lines.

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The American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association will be hosting a virtual town hall with the leadership of KY Venues and the Kentucky State Fair’s 2022 World’s Championship Horse Show. The Town Hall is Monday, August 16 at 2:00 PM ET on Zoom. Pre-registration is required, all those interested in being at the virtual town hall must be registered by Monday, August 15 at 12:00 PM ET.

 

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Youth Events at World's Championship Horse Show

Published Date: Aug 05, 2022

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. We are thankful for the support of Sally Jackson and the US Equestrian Youth Sportsman’s Grant. With their help, ASHBA is proud to bring a full slate of fun, educational, and engaging youth activities.  

 

 Saturday 8/20 

  • 3:00 PM Junior Judging Clinic  
    • Learn what judges in center ring are looking for when crowning a World Champion!  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required! 

       
  • 7:00 PM Horsing 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.  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required! 

       

Sunday 8/21 

  • 4:30 PM Meet & Greet hosted by Elisabeth Goth 
    • This is an opportunity you do not want to miss! Join ASHBA Youth Programs for a chance to meet Elisabeth Goth, and the reigning World’s Grand Champions.  

 

Monday 8/22 

  • 9:00 AM Horsing 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.  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required!  
  • 6:30 PM Horsing 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.  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required! 

       

 Tuesday 8/23 

  • 9:00 AM Horsing 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.  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required!  

 

  • 5:00 PM First Timer Exhibitors Celebration 

 

  • 6:15 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. 
    • Location: Meet at the President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required! 

       

Wednesday 8/24 

  • 9:45 AM 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. 
    • Location: Meet at the President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required! 

       
  •  4:30 PM Golf Cart 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 3:00 PM Wednesday, August 24. Please EMAIL a photo of your golf cart to Margaret Babiarz (M.Babiarz@Saddlebred.com) 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. 
    • Location: Online registration and judging, Parade and Awards in golf cart parking area along Stopher’s Walk 
    • Register here: https://ashba.kindful.com/e/golf-cart-decorating-contest

  •  6:30 PM Horsing 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.  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required! 

       

Thursday 8/25 

  • 6:30 PM Horseless Horse Show 
    • Join us for our first annual World’s Championship Horseless Horse Show! Stay tuned for a class list.  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required! 

       

Friday 8/26 

  • 9:00 AM Horsing 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.  
    • Location: President's Room, 2nd Floor of Freedom Hall, Above ASHBA Office 
    • No pre-registration required!  
  • 10:00 PM Horsing Around Junior Exhibitor Party- Crowne Plaza 
    • Grab your best glow gear & your dancing shoes for a night to remember! Door prizes, photo booth, pizza, and more! 
    • Location: Ball Room, Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center 
    • This event is free to attend. All youth are welcome. No pre-registration required!  

 



 

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