Monthly Giving Challenge

ASHBA is Launching a Monthly Giving Campaign!

Learn more about this program and how your barn can win a WCHS Pizza Party!  

National Horseman photo by Morgan King



Shop the American Saddlebred ProShop!

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ASHBA is proud to announce our new ProShop presented by Saddlethreads! Now members will be able to sport their #SaddlebredSpirit in the barn and around town. Premium brands include Nike, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Carhartt, & more!

Start Your Saddlebred Story Today!

Discover the Horse America Made

Proud. Beautiful. Versatile. Athletic.

From the elite competitor to the backyard companion the horse for you is the American Saddlebred. 

Discover your joy and start your Saddlebred Story today. 

Learn more about the magnificent American Saddlebred.

Find an American Saddlebred barn in your area.



Join us at the Breeders Ball & Breeders Challenge Live Auction

Join us at the Breeders Ball & Breeders Challenge Live Auction

This is a party you will not want to miss!  Join us after the show Friday at the ASHBA Breeders Ball and  Breeders Challenge live auction.

Admission is free and entertainment will be provided by Tony and the Tan Lines.

Learn more here.

WCHS Town Hall

ASHBA Hosting Town Hall with WCHS Leadership Monday, August 15

The American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association will be hosting a virtual town hall with the leadership of KY Venues and the Kentucky State Fair’s 2022 World’s Championship Horse Show. The Town Hall is Monday, August 16 at 2:00 PM ET on Zoom. Pre-registration is required, all those interested in being at the virtual town hall must be registered by Monday, August 15 at 12:00 PM ET.


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Licensed Officials

Are you ready to give back to the sport you love in a way that will also make you a better, more informed competitor? Then you might want to consider becoming a licensed official or auditing one of the sessions to become a more informed competitor or fan in the stands. Whether a professional, owner, breeder or competitor attending the ASHBA Judges Clinics is an excellent way to increase your involvement and knowledge. If you are interested in starting the process to becoming a licensed judge or just increasing your understanding the ASHBA’s January 2022 Judges Clinic is the place to start!

 To see the requirements to become a judge, or to view the requirements for promotion to ‘R’, please see the Become Licensed page on the USEF website. 

Do you have a question about licensed officials? Please email loinquiry@usef.org.




Below are the dates of the upcoming live clinics:



January 8 & 9, 2022

UPHA National Conference, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida

Open to licensed judges, applicants, those interested in becoming licensed, and those interested in learning more about judging standards. Attendance fulfills the clinic maintenance requirements for these officials to renew their license(s). Applicants are required to attend this clinic in person.  Virtual attendance will be available for those needing to maintain their license or audit.

  • Registration deadline is Friday, December 17th at 4:30 PM ET.  Early-Bird pricing is available to those who register by December 10th at 11:59 PM ET.
  • All applicants must start an online licensed official application before starting the licensing process. Applicant registrations will not be accepted unless license applications have been submitted through USEF and all eligibility requirements have been confirmed. See the Become Licensed page for complete information.
  • Please refer to the US Equestrian Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures for criteria and requirements.
  • Applicants are required to attend all sessions.


Event Details


  • Melissa Moore- Versailles, KY
  • Fran Crumpler- Simpsonville, KY
  • Fay Lowry- Ashland, MO


  • UPHA National Conference, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida

Registration: Online via EventBrite


  • Before December 10th, 2021
    • Applicants & Current Licensed Officials- $300
    • Auditors- $100
  • December 10-17th, 2021
    • Applicants & Current Licensed Officials- $500
    • Auditors- $100


Virtual Attendance

  • Only available to those who are auditing or current licensed officials
  • Via Zoom



Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 8th- Licensed Officials, Applicants, Auditors

Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Room TBD & via Zoom

1:00-1:30 PM (EST)

Check-In for Applicants,  Auditors, “r” & “R” Judges

1:30-2:15 PM (EST)


2:13- 5:00 PM (EST)

Saddle Seat Equitation


Sunday, January 9th- Licensed Officials, Applicants, Auditors

Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Room TBD & via Zoom

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM (EST)

Check-In for Applicants

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (EST)

Applicant Only Session

  • Written Exam
  • Discussion
  • Interviews

10:00-10:15 AM (EST)

Check-in for Auditors, “r” & “R” Judges

10:15-12:15 PM (EST)

Roadster & Hackney

12:15-1:00 PM (EST)

Working Lunch with Interviews

1:00-4:00 PM (EST)

American Saddlebred

4:00-5:00 PM (EST)