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Biggins Bridle Bunch Youth Club Raises Funds for ASHA Scholarships

Lexington, Ky. ­– ASHA Youth Club Biggins Bridle Bunch of Simpsonville, Kentucky, raised $1,727.50 at its annual ASHA Ride-A-Thon Trail Ride on Saturday, October 20, 2007 and donated the proceeds to the ASHA Youth-to-Youth Scholarship fund.


Biggins Bridle Bunch Youth Club members enlisted sponsors to pledge money per mile ridden. In all, 17 members of the Youth Club participated in the ten-mile trail ride. Biggins Bridle Bunch has held a Ride-A-Thon annually since 1993.


The Youth-to-Youth Scholarship was initiated in 1995 by Sarah Howe of Paducah, Kentucky, then 16 years old and President of the Cryst-A-Kell Critters Youth Club. She issued a challenge to all youth clubs to raise money for scholarships for the youth by the youth. Her idea was inspired by former ASHA President Judy Werner's article “Becoming a Lead Player,” which appeared in the January/February 1995 issue of The American Saddlebred magazine. The message Sarah developed was that youth can give something back to the industry that will help strengthen the future of the American Saddlebred.


For more information on donating to the Youth-to-Youth Scholarship fund or holding an ASHA Ride-A-Thon, please contact Brenda Newell, ASHA Sr. Program Administrator at or by calling 859.259.2742 x 343.

Courtesy of the American Saddlebred Horse Association.

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