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Saddlebred Youth Scholarship Recipients Announced

Lexington, Kentucky - The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) has announced the names of its 2011 ASHA Youth Scholarship recipients.

The individuals receiving ASHA scholarships are Caroline Rose Buiel of Newburyport, Massachusetts; Elizabeth Harris of Elon, North Carolina; Krystal Murphy of Goodrich, Michigan (ASHA Youth-to-Youth Scholarship recipient); Hannah Vandeventer of Paradise Valley, Arizona; and Elizabeth Wildenberg of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Also, Dabney Hofammann of Birmingham, Alabama, was the recipient of the $2,500 American Saddlebred Association of Alabama Scholarship.

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. Four general scholarships of up to $5,000 are awarded, as well as the Youth-to-Youth Scholarship which is also for $5,000, and is funded by donations and fund raising efforts of ASHA Youth Clubs, with ASHA making up the difference if such donations do not meet this amount.

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

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