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ASB Youth Committee Accepting Donated Items for Auction

Lexington, Kentucky - The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) Youth Auction Committee is now accepting donated items for the Annual ASHA Youth Auction, scheduled for August, and co-sponsored by the United States Equestrian Federation.

The ASHA Youth Auction is held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair and World's Championship Horse Show, which is set to take place beginning Sunday, August 22, through Saturday, August 28, at Freedom Hall in Louisville. The silent auction will begin on Wednesday, August 25, and will conclude on Thursday, August 26, at the Crowne Plaza Louisville, in Crowne Room A. The live portion of the auction is set to be held on Thursday, August 26, also in Crowne Room A.

The ASHA Youth Auction Committee is now in the process of gathering items for this annual event. The auction is the sole fundraiser for ASHA Youth Scholarships and all ASHA Youth programs (Junior Judging, Saddletime Awards, Academy Awards, Showmanship at Halter Awards, and the ASHA Youth Award). Since 1991, these funds have helped fund scholarships to further the education of over 100 ASHA Youth members.

All ASHA Youth and Charter Clubs are invited to participate in the Basket Bonanza, in which club members will put together baskets for the auction, featuring items from their respective localities, or baskets with a specific theme. The Youth Club and Charter Club basket that raises the most money at the auction will receive their ASHA Club dues paid for the following year.

Items that will be up for bid in the ASHA Youth Auction can be viewed on the ASHA website, as well as on the ASHA Facebook page. Additional photos will continue to be posted as items continue to be added regularly throughout the days and weeks leading up the auction. Among the items that will be up for bid is a Yamaha golf car, sponsored by Cunningham Golf Car Company, Inc.

If you would like to donate an item, please contact Brenda Newell, ASHA Youth Programs Director, at, Ron Merwin, ASHA Auction Chairperson, at, or Germaine Johnson, ASHA Youth Chairperson, at A donation form can be obtained from the ASHA website.

All donations are tax deductible, as ASHA is a 501(c)3 corporation.

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