ASHBA has anounced the expansion of its youth programming in 2022. With thanks to a generous donation from Sally Jackson, ASHBA has targeted six shows to host "Horsin’ Around with Ellen Beard" camps and Junior Judging competitions. In addition, ASHBA will send “Junior Judging in a Box” to 14 more shows, providing shows the materials and prizes necessary to run their own program. The shows Ellen will attend include Shenandoah Classic, Lexington Junior League, World’s Championship Horse Show, St. Louis Charity, Ocala International and the National Academy Championship Horse Show.
ASHBA piloted its first "Horsin’ Around with Ellen Beard" camp at Lexington Junior League last year with much success, followed by another camp at the World’s Championship Horse Show. While activities can vary from show to show, each camp features lessons in breed history and horsemanship. These fun and interactive camps are for children ages 7-12.