American Saddlebred Horse Association Announces 2009-2013 Convention Dates, New Location
RELEASE: May 15, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jessica Fisher
The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) announced its projected convention and annual meeting dates for the next five years.
In 2009 and 2010, the convention will move to the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, KY. For 2009, dates will be on the traditional President’s Day weekend, and for 2010, the dates will be the weekend following President’s Day. After that, the convention is planned to return to the holiday weekend.
“We were fortunate to obtain a very favorable room rate of $99 for attendees for the next two years at Griffin Gate,” said Alan F. Balch, Executive Secretary of the ASHA, “and since the resort has recently completed a major remodeling and renovation, we will be able to hold the Saturday night Saddlebred Ball right at the hotel, as well, thus enabling us to economize significantly and provide a more convenient experience for everyone, especially given the chance of inclement weather at that time of year. Expanded facilities available to us there will also mean that we can enhance the convention experience, add to the events and educational schedule, and try to provide an enjoyable resort and vacation experience for more attendees.”
Balch added that the announcement of projected meeting dates is being made now, in order to provide ample advance notice for any other Saddlebred organizations to adjust dates if necessary to avoid possible conflicts with other meetings or events.
Projected dates are as follows:
February 12-14, 2009 (President’s Day is February 16)
February 18-20, 2010 (President’s Day is February 15)
February 17-19, 2011 (President’s Day is February 21)
February 16-18, 2012 (President’s Day is February 20)
February 14-16, 2013 (President’s Day is February 18)