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Volunteers Needed During the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show



For the first time, the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) will have a booth in AgLand (located in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center) during the upcoming Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. AgLand is presented by Kentucky’s Farm Families and encompasses over an acre of agricultural exhibits highlighting Kentucky’s farm and field heritage, including the future of farming and agribusiness through 4-H and FFA exhibits. The ASHA AgLand booth will be open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Thursday, August 16 through Sunday, August 26, 2018 - the entire 11 days of the Kentucky State Fair. 

A large number of volunteers is needed to hand out promotional materials from ASHA, the United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) and the American Saddlebred Museum, to answer questions for participants in the school children’s “passport” program, and to promote the American Saddlebred to thousands of fairgoers. Volunteers in the promotional booth can earn volunteer hours, double points or free memberships from a variety of programs.

All United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) youth members (age 21 or under) participating in the UPHA Ribbons of Service (ROS) program, participants in the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) American Saddlebred Breed Ambassador program, all Charter Clubs and local riding lesson programs are eligible to participate. As an added incentive, Richfield Video will be providing live feed of the horse show to the booth so volunteers won’t miss a minute of action in Freedom Hall!

UPHA youth who volunteer in the ASHA booth at AgLand will be able to allocate their time towards community service hours for the Ribbons of Service program. These hours also help the youth reach varying levels of the new ROS Rewards program. A portion of each level is based on community service hours completed by the individual. Each level is full of prizes and volunteering at the ASHA AgLand booth during the KSF WCHS is a fun and easy way to reach a higher level and earn more prizes. 

Participants in the ASHA Saddlebred Breed Ambassador program (Individual, Barn Groups and Charter Clubs) will receive double points for volunteer hours spent at the booth, with a minimum of three hours required. If a Charter Club arranges to cover the booth for an entire 12 hour day, they will receive a free one year charter club membership. 

Local riding programs are invited to arrange volunteers for one or more entire days. Promote your lesson program to thousands of children for an entire day and earn up to three free one year memberships to ASHA for your volunteers. Any individual who donates a total of 12 hours of their time to the booth (may be broken up over several days) will also receive a free one year ASHA membership.

Contact Kim Skipton at Kimasb@aol.com or Brenda Newell at B.Newell@asha.net to sign up for this wonderful opportunity to promote the American Saddlebred!

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