The YA will have opportunities to attend business meetings and conference calls and be in a position to present ideas and concepts to the show staff. During the show, the YA will give tours, attend events, present ribbons, help build our youth events, assist with autographing and book signing sessions, meet with press and do interviews under the direction of the marketing director. There may also be show-related duties such as assistance with VIP guests, show operations and media relations. There will also be opportunities to view and enjoy the show.
The WIHS YA has been featured in Kids Post, John Kelly’s Washington, on cable and internet broadcasts, news radio, print media and local television.
The new youth ambassador will be named in May and he or she will hold the title until a new youth ambassador is named.
The YA must be a student between the ages of 14 and 18. He or she should be well versed in the horse world, be able to articulate when asked questions about the show or classes at the show, and should be active in social media and comfortable with the press, TV, radio and print.
The YA will work in the WIHS office in Georgetown, Washington, DC, at least once a week during the summer and be available more frequently during the months leading up to the show (Sept-Oct). The YA will need to attend the show, which runs from October 23-28 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC.