ASHA Youth

ASHBA Bill Wise Two Year Old Sweepstakes Moves to UPHA American Royal

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Shane Shiflet Photo: True Patriot, 2020 Champion

(Top Of The Mark X Walterway’s Sing To Me)

Bred by Merrill Murray 


Black Horse with Blue Ribbon

2022 ASHBA Journal Available Now


Check out the digital edition of the Breeders' Bible, Journal of the American Saddlebred! 


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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.



Ranch Horse

American Saddlebred Ranch Horse Division Resources 

Ranch Horse Resource Page

Check out the new resource page for the American Saddlebred Ranch Division added to our breed rule book in 2021! From the full rules for all current classes, score sheets and example videos this is your one stop shop to learn more about this exciting new division! 

Photo by Jon McCarthy


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2022 ASHBA Youth Conference Photos

The ASHBA Youth Conference was back and better than ever this year! Enjoy the photos from a weekend of hands-on educational opportunities, Grey Ridge Farm field trip, World's Grand Champion horse presentations with Bourbon Select and The Crowd Went Nuts!, Saddlebred champions from all divisions, and our Youth Awards Gala!


Courtesy of Kaelyn Donnelly Browning


ASHBA Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge

The ASHBA Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge, sponsored by Elisabeth Goth, was developed to promote the American Saddlebred driving divisions among junior exhibitors. Competitors 17 years of age and under are adding driving to their horsemanship portfolios as horse shows add Driving Challenge classes to their class list. This program was designed with the intention of promoting both good sportsmanship and driving skills with ASHBA youth members. All horses winning a ribbon in two official qualifying classes in their division are eligible to compete at the finals. Custom trophies and ribbons are offered in qualifying events, with $10,000 in cash and prizes available at the finals.

ASHBA Driving Challenge Rules

ASHBA Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge Application Form

To include an ASHBA Driving Challenge qualifying class to a show, have the show secretary or manager contact Samantha Geller at (859) 259-3880, or by email at s.geller@asha.net.

ASHBA Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge Rules

Rules for Participating Shows:

Classes are offered in two different divisions –Country Pleasure and Show Pleasure driving.

  1. Shows must offer both classes, with a trophy and 8 ribbons awarded in each class.
  2. Classes must be judged in accordance with USEF.
  3. Upon receipt of the application to host the classes and the show’s current prize list, ASHA will forward the medallions and ribbons for the designated classes; a penalty of $25.00 will be charged for not submitting the application and prize list prior to the start of the show. Otherwise, there are no fees to host the classes.
  4. It is the responsibility of the hosting show to provide ASHA with an official copy of the class results, which must include the horses’ names and names and addresses of the recorded owners and exhibitors, within 30 days of the close of the horse show.

Rules for Eligibility:

Horse must be a ribbon winner (ANY placing) in two official qualifying classes in the same division to be eligible to compete in that respective division of the Finals, i.e., a horse must compete in two Country Pleasure qualifying classes to be eligible to compete in the Country Pleasure Driving Challenge Final.

  1. Different drivers may show the same horse in the qualifying classes, and one driver may qualify different horses; however, one of those drivers who qualified the horse must show the horse in the final.
  2. A first place win does not eliminate a driver from other Driving Challenge classes during that qualifying period.
  3. The winner of a final is not eliminated from further competition.

ASHA reserves the right to make changes or decisions regarding this program.