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2013 ASHA Youth Scholarship Recipients Named

The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) has announced the names of their 2013 ASHA Youth Scholarship recipients.

The individuals receiving scholarships are Foster Roberts of Georgetown, Kentucky; Loewe Kasprenski of Allentown, Pennsylvania and Gabriella Greco of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.  There was also a recipient chosen for the ASHA of Alabama Youth Scholarship which was Sheila Palmer of Birmingham, Alabama.

The purpose of these scholarships is to encourage, support and recognize participation in all aspects of the American Saddlebred industry, as well as to strengthen the American Saddlebred industry and breed through education.  This year three scholarships of $5000 are awarded as well as the ASHA of Alabama Youth Scholarship which was $2500.

Scholarships are awarded only to high school graduates or those students whose graduation is imminent. Applications must be received by April 30 of the year in which the applicant wishes to receive the scholarship.  The scholarship money will be paid directly to the institution, university, college or trade school for post-secondary educational expenses.

For questions about ASHA Youth Scholarships, please contact Brenda Newell at

Foster Roberts of Georgetown, Kentucky is a 2013 graduate of Sayre School in Lexington, Kentucky.  Foster was a member of the Mighty Mallards Youth Club, active in the ASHA Youth programs and our 2013 recipient of the Frank Ogletree Youth Award. He will attend the University of Kentucky this fall and major in Equine Management.

Loewe Kasprenski of Allentown, Pennsylvania is a 2012 graduate of Parkland High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  She is attending Delaware Valley College for Animal Sciences with a Science Specialization.  Loewe started a youth club at Wentz Stables and travels home every weekend to work with the youth at the barn.

Gabriella Greco of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin is a 2013 graduate of Oconomowoc High School. Gabriella was President of the Equitate Equestrians Youth Club as well as an active participant in the ASHA Youth programs.  She will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall and hopes to pursue a career in Environmental Law.

Sheila Palmer of Birmingham, Alabama is a 2013 graduate of Spain Park High School in Hoover, Alabama. Sheila started her riding career with Saddlebreds showing in academy classes at Heathermoor Farm, then later with B & W Stables when she moved from academy to the show ring. She will be attending Judson College in Marion, Alabama and plans to major in Equine Science.

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