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The Era of the Biggins Bridle Bunch Fall Trail Ride is Coming to an End with the Final Fundraiser for the ASHA John Biggins Youth Scholarship in October

Published Date: Sep 27, 2018

The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) is pleased to announce the ASHA John Biggins Youth Scholarship Fund Fall Trail Ride, Saturday, October 20, 2018. The ride will begin at 1:00 P.M. and conclude at 3:00 P.M. After a 25 year tradition, this will be the final trail rider fundraiser held by Biggins Bridle Bunch. A bonfire and s’mores celebration will be held at the conclusion of the ride for both trail riders and guests. The event is being held at Biggins Stables at 750 Noland Pike in Simpsonville, KY. It will be a two-hour ride over 10 miles of rolling Kentucky bluegrass. All those participating in the ride must have a minimum of $100 in sponsorship pledges. If you are interested in participating in the trail ride portion, please contact Renee Biggins as soon as possible at (502) 722-5068. If you cannot participate in the ride, donations of any value to the “John Biggins Scholarship Fund” are appreciated via our donations website.

The Ride-A-Thon Trail Ride is being coordinated by the Biggins Bridle Bunch Youth Group; ALL AGES are welcome! All proceeds raised from this event will benefit the ASHA’s John Biggins Youth Scholarship Fund, which is a one-time scholarship to be awarded to a young person who intends to pursue a career in the Saddlebred industry. To participate in the ride, one must coordinate with Renee Biggins. Registration form and waiver are to be emailed to Ashley Biggins ashbigg@aol.com or sent to Reneé Biggins, P. O. Box 302, Simpsonville KY 40067. For any questions, please call Reneé between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays at (502) 722-5068.

John, Renee and Ashley Biggins along with the Biggins Bridle Bunch, began fundraising back in 1993 for ASHA Youth Scholarships by hosting a Ride-A-Thon Trail Ride. The Ride-A-Thon Program was created in 1993 to help raise funds for the ASHA Youth Scholarships that ASHA awards each year to ASHA Jr. Exhibitors. 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.

For the past 25 years, the Biggins Bridle Bunch has been the strongest supporter of this fundraising event and has contributed an astounding $34,616 towards ASHA Youth Scholarships. This year’s funds raised by the Fall Trail Ride event will go towards the ASHA John Biggins Youth Scholarship, which will be awarded to an ASHA Jr. Exhibitor who plans to pursue a career in the Saddlebred industry.

Biggins Stables has long been known as an American Saddlebred business that cultivates young talent and has helped many #ASBDreams come true. John will be remembered by many former apprentices as a man always willing to give an opportunity to someone who was willing to learn. Renee has been a tremendous resource to both amateurs and fellow professionals in elevating their or their clients level of riding.  Ashley and Renee have decided to host and dedicate their last fundraiser in John’s name, which seems only fitting to honor John’s memory by giving another “leg-up” to the future generation of the American Saddlebred industry.

Again, If you are not able to participate in the Trail Ride event but would like to support ASHA’s John Biggins Youth Scholarship Fund, please submit donations to “John Biggins Scholarship Fund” via https://asha.net/donations/ or send checks to Ms. Brenda Newell at the ASHA, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. All checks and donations should be made payable to the ASHA, a 501(C)(3) organization, and are tax-deductible.

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