Skip to content

ASHA Breed Ambassador Program Point Forms due to Charter Clubs by December 21, 2015



The ASHA is excited to announce that the new “Breed Ambassador Program” was unanimously approved by the ASHA Board on May 11, and information and materials are now available for download for immediate use.  Any Saddlebred promotional activity done during the calendar year WILL be counted, retroactive to January 1, 2015.

The ASHA Breed Ambassador Program seeks to recognize and reward the many things members are already doing to introduce our beautiful horses to the non-Saddlebred public by giving points for activities like taking a Saddlebred to an open breed show, riding in parades, conducting a seminar, riding in organized all-breed trail rides, giving public riding lessons, holding camps, putting on shows, garnering media attention, and much more.  We recognize that different methods work in different areas, and that not all regions have the same type of equine activities or even Saddlebred populations, but members are not limited by discipline or access to ASB-specific clubs or events. Additionally, there will be Breed Ambassadors in three different categories: Individual, Barn Group, or Charter Club.

The ASHA Charter Clubs, both nationally and abroad, have agreed to collect the data in December of each year, and Regional Champions and Reserve Champions in each of the categories will be named for each ASHA Region.  The highest point earners from among the Regional Champion Breed Ambassadors will be named World Champion and Reserve World Champion Breed Ambassadors at the 2016 ASHA Convention. Participants need not register in advance or be a charter club member, although it is encouraged for the participants to contact their closest charter club to confirm participation and for charter clubs to reach out to the area Saddlebred owners to collect information.  Breed Ambassadors must be members of the ASHA.

Point forms are due to the local charter club for submission by December 21, 2015.

Download the program detailspoints, and Charter Club regional listings, or contact Brenda Newell, b.newell@asha.net (859) 259-3886

More Stories

  • **Updated Event Cancellations

    Saddle Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse events. Read More
  • A Blast From The Past

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to bring you a series of past feature stories on some of the greats of our sport. Please enjoy this walk down memory lane. Read More
  • Future Forum: The Up and Coming of Young Trainers

    Enjoy the first in a series on young trainers! Read More
  • 2020 World's Championship Horse Show Update

    The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), along with the WCHS Advisory Committee and Joint Leadership Council, have been working with the Kentucky State Fair Board and World’s Championship Horse Show to ensure that our industry’s voice is heard and concerns are being addressed, while acknowledging that much could change between now and late August. Read More
  • Mid-Ohio Memorial Trotting Sale Roadster Challenge

    Robert Hershberger and his group have been busy gearing up for the Mid-Ohio Memorial Trotting Sale, which was supposed to have been held May 22 but has been postponed to June 26... Read More
  • Wisconsin Futurity Extends All Futurity Nominations To August 1st

    Wisconsin Futurity Board of Directors has extended all 2020 Futurity Nominations to August 1 due to the economic impact of COVID-19. Nomination forms will be mailed in late June. Additional forms may be requested by contacting Nominations Secretary, Emilee Healey by text at 262-825-8424 or emilee.healey@gmail.com... Read More
  • Deadline Extended On Horse World People's Choice Of The Decade

    We have had some inquiries about the Horse World People’s Choice Horse Of The Decade (2010-2019) voting. The paper ballots were in the February (ASB) and March (Morgan) editions of Horse World. We were planning to start the online balloting on April... Read More
  • ASHA Statement on KY State Fair Proposal

    “Due to the effects of COVID 19, the Kentucky State Fair Board is tasked with presenting to the Governor for approval social distancing and safety options as it pertains to the Fair and the horse show. However, no final decisions have been made. ASHA and the JLC are working with the State Fair Board to develop a viable plan based on the guidelines offered by the USEF.”  Read More
  • Ten Years Ago - Devon

    We miss all of the traditions of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. While we can’t be there this year, let’s take a look back at some of the memories we have from Devon 2010. Read More
  • Class of 2020 Yearbook

    Saddle Horse Report presents the Class of 2020 Yearbook. We are proud to feature some of the 2020 graduates who are and will be a major force in the show horse industry. We know their talent and perseverance will help carry them on to many successes ahead. Read More