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Youth Conference to Take Place During ASHA Annual Meeting

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Saddlebred Horse Association’s Youth Conference, scheduled for Feb. 20-21, 2004, will once again be held in conjunction with the organization’s Annual Meeting at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Ky. The Youth Conference, open to anyone age 17 and under, has scheduled many fun and educational events for young Saddlebred enthusiasts.

Events begin Friday evening with an “At the Circus” Fun Night and Pizza Party. Then Saturday morning, participants will spend the day touring the “Saddlebred Capital of the World.” The Saddlebred facilities they will visit include: Alliance Stud, Equine Services Surgical Hospital and Premier Stables. A luncheon will be held at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House, former home and headquarters of Claudia and Colonel Harland Sanders.

The Conference will conclude Saturday evening with the ASHA Awards dinner and Youth Awards Presentation. ASHA will present the year end youth awards, which include the ASHA Foundation Academy medal winners, the ASHA Juvenile Choice winners, ASHA Photo Contest winners and the Youth Club of the Year awards. Vicki Gillenwater, past recipient of the Frank Ogletree Youth Award and Lurline Roth Sportsmanship Award, will be the featured guest speaker.

The cost for this annual event is $95 if received by Feb. 13, 2004; if received in the office after Feb. 13, the registration fee will be $120. Special room rates are available from the Embassy Suites at 859-455-5000. Additional information on the Youth Conference and registration forms are available on the ASHA web site, Please contact Jennifer Gray, ASHA Youth Coordinator, at 859-259-2742, extension 343, for further questions.

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