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American Saddlebred Individual Award nominations due October 31


Lexington, Kentucky ­– Nominations for the American Saddlebred Horse Association Annual Individual Awards are due Monday, October 31.


Each year at the ASHA Annual Meeting in February, seven prestigious awards – Lifetime Achievement, Meritorious Service, Breeder’s, C.J. Cronan Sportsmanship, Lurline Roth Sportsmanship, Gordon Jenkins International and Frank Ogletree Youth – are presented to seven of the most deserving people in the industry.


Members wishing to send in nominations should include a written statement as to why that person is deserving of the award he or she is nominated for.  Nominations can be mailed in to ASHA; Attn: Nominations; 4083 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511, faxed to (859) 259-1628 or e-mailed to with the subject “Nominations.” 


The nominations are reviewed by the ASHA Board of Directors and various committees and are voted on during meetings prior to the Annual Meeting.  All award winners receive a custom-crafted julep cup.  The winner of the Frank Ogletree Youth Award also receives a Life Membership in ASHA.


The Lifetime Achievement Award honors a person for his or her contributions to the Saddlebred industry, dedication to the improvement of the breed and the support of ASHA. 


The Meritorious Service Award is granted to an individual that makes significant contributions on almost all levels over a long period of time. 


The Breeder’s Award is presented to the person or persons involved with a successful breeding operation which has made an impact on the American Saddlebred. 


Recipients of the C.J. Cronan Sportsmanship Award, presented to males, and Lurline Roth Sportsmanship Award, presented to females, are chosen for their sportsmanship and their contributions to the breed. 


The Gordon Jenkins International Award is bestowed to a person who has gone the extra mile to introduce and promote the American Saddlebred horse to other countries. 


The Frank Ogletree Award is presented to an ASHA Junior Member who has demonstrated participation and achievement within the show ring, exhibited positive personal characteristics, true sportsmanship as well as having served as true role models for their peers.


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