Sport Horse / Versatility Awards Programs
Showing an American Saddlebred or Half-American Saddlebred?
The American Saddlebred Registry offers Sport Horse Incentives and year end awards for horses registered with the American Saddlebred Registry(ASR) or with the Half-American Saddlebred Registry (HASRA).
Download the brochure for more information.
Sport Horse Professionals
The Sport Horse Committee of the American Saddlebred Registry (ASR), in conjunction with the ASHA's 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 Registry. 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.
Annual Convention Presentations
Annual Convention 2017 in New Orleans (PowerPoint file). Please be patient, the PowerPoint is large to download.
Super Convention 2016 in Boston (PowerPoint file). Please be patient, the PowerPoint is large to download.
2019 Distance Horse National Championships October 25-27 in Vinita, Oklahoma Forms Now Available
Published Date: May 03, 2019
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 Registry (ASR), 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).
The Distance Horse National Championships have added the LD Challenge to the event which is for the same rider/horse combination entered in the all three Open Limited Distance Rides.
Sport Horse Year End Awards Program
The Sport Horse Year End Awards program is designed to acknowledge, reward and promote the versatility of the American Saddlebred. Both purebred American Saddlebreds and half American Saddlebreds are eligible to be recognized. Disciplines in which horses may earn points are: dressage, driving, hunter, jumper, eventing, and distance riding (competitive trail riding and endurance) and Western Dressage. To enroll in this program, please download the application.
Competing Report Forms
Send in respective report forms for your discipline before the closing date of December 15th.
Alternative methods are to send the score check report from the National Affiliate or send a copy of the test sheets with the results of the division and how many were in the division.
American Saddlebred Select
American Saddlebred Select strives to acknowledge and honor the achievements of registered American 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 ASR file.
American Saddlebred Select Winners (2011-2016)
American Saddlebred Select Past Winners (up to 2010)
High Point Neck Ribbon Awards Program
For American Saddlebred and Half Saddlebred horses enrolled in the Sport Horse Year End Awards Program and competing against all breeds at open shows, a plan has been implemented to recognize the Saddlebred or Half Saddlebred with the highest score at that competition. A neck ribbon is presented at shows recognized by national (USEF) or discipline regulated (USDF, AERC, USPC, etc.) open all breed shows. Awards will be sent upon the request of individual competitions. So, if you are planning to show this year, be sure to ask show management to contact the ASR office for a neck ribbon in each sport horse discipline. Please download the form to request a ribbon for your show.
Rules for requesting and awarding the American Saddlebred Sport Horse High Point Award:
- The American Saddlebred Sport Horse High Point Award will be available upon request by the show management of national (USEF) or discipline regulated (USDF, AERC, USPC, etc.) open all breed shows.
- All Sport Horse disciplines will be eligible.
- The owner of the sport horse must be a member in good standing with the ASHA at the time of the event; exhibitor will be required to show ASHA membership card as proof of current membership.
- The horse must be enrolled in the American Saddlebred Sport Horse Year End Awards program; there is a one-time fee of $25.
- The owner must provide a copy of the horse’s registration certificate (either ASR or Half Saddlebred) to show management; the certificate will have a sticker that verifies the horse is enrolled in the Sport Horse Year End Awards 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 Registry as a Participating Organization are as follows:
The horse must be registered with the American Saddlebred Registry or with the Half Saddlebred Registry of America. The owner must be a member of the American Saddlebred Horse 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.