Sport Horse / Versatility Awards Programs
Showing an American Saddlebred or Half American Saddlebred?
The American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) offers Sport Horse High Point Awards for horses registered with the ASHBA or with the Half American Saddlebred Registry (HASRA).
Sport Horse Professionals
The Sport Horse Committee of the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA), in conjunction with the Charter Club Council, is proud to announce an initiative to identify professionals who are interested and available for assistance in evaluating American Saddlebreds and Half American Saddlebreds for the Sport Horse discipline. Along with identification of sport horses, marketing those individuals is also a major part of this committee. Training, coaching, and instructing by these individuals is a key component to the industry as well.
How to Get Involved
The individuals on this list have provided their contact information to the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA). Those interested in purchasing, evaluating or training an American Saddlebred for participation in the Sport Horse Disciplines may contact them directly to enlist their services. The list is divided by State and includes the discipline(s) that individuals have indicated they would like listed with their contact information. The information is listed merely as a service to those interested in the use of the American Saddlebred in the Sport Horse Disciplines.
Please complete the form if you would like to have your name added to this list.
Saddlebred Record Sport Horse Champion (CH-SH)
CH-SH is a champion program for American Saddlebred and Half Saddlebred Sport Horses. The current program includes Dressage, Endurance and Eventing. In addition, any winner past or future of the the Wing Tempo Award, will automatically be awarded their own CH-SH.
Guidelines for Saddlebred Record Sport Horse (CH-SH) Dressage, Endurance and Eventing can be found by clicking on the links below.
Saddlebred Record Sport Horse Dressage Champion Application and Rules
Saddlebred Record Sport Horse Endurance Champion Application and Rules
Saddlebred Record Sport Horse Eventing Champion Application and Rules
High Point Awards Program
The High Point Awards Programs seeks to recognize the achievements of all horses registered with the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association competing in all disciplines at all levels. Additional goals include:
- Improve competition opportunities for every Saddlebred owner
- Provide incentives for additional registrations and transfers
- Identify and attract new members
Please review the full rules and program guidelines, and FAQ, for more information:
American Saddlebred Select
American Saddlebred Select strives to acknowledge and honor the achievements of registered American Saddlebred and Half Saddlebred horses in all recognized competitive events. Points are earned at competitions approved by an organization regarded as the national or international sanctioning group for that equine activity in divisions recognized by that organization.
Horses enrolled in the program earn points toward three levels of achievement: bronze, silver and gold. There are four different sections of competition where points may be accrued, dressage, eventing, carriage/combined driving and endurance/competitive trail riding.
Each level of achievement is distinguished with a certificate and noted in the horse's permanent ASHBA file.
For more information please review the American Saddlebred Select Rules, and download the form to apply for the program.
Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards
Designed to recognize the accomplishments of specific breeds in dressage, these awards are presented to horses declared for a participating registry/organization (PO) with USDF.
The requirements of the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) as a Participating Organization are as follows:
The horse must be registered with the ASHBA or with the Half Saddlebred Registry of America. The owner must be a member of the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association.
For additional information regarding this program, please click on the following link http://www.usdf.org/awards/all-breeds/all-breeds.asp or call (859) 971-2277.
USDF Connection magazine, article is reprinted by permission of the United States Dressage Federation
Distance Horse National Championships
The ASHBA is once again partnering in the Distance Horse National Championships for 2023 to recognize American Saddlebreds and Half-Saddlebreds. For more information, please contact Paige Lockard at 303-696-4535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2023 Distance Horse National Championships ride will be held in Menahga, MN, September 29 - October 1, 2023. For more information, visit www.arabianhorses.org.
The Distance Horse National Championships is the overhead titled event hosted by the Arabian Horse Association which include Open Owl Hoot Rides along with breed National Championships. Partnered breeds are the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA), the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), the Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA), the Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry (PShR), the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) and the Akhal-Teke Association of America (ATAA).