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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ASHBA Breed Ambassador Program


The ASHBA Breed Ambassador Program recognizes and celebrates those who help to promote the American Saddlebred, whether they have one horse or one hundred, whether they live in the great west or in the heart of horse country, and whether they compete in saddle seat, dressage, trail riding, or not at all!

Points can also be earned for riding in parades, getting on television or in magazines, going to exhibitions, attending open breed shows, and a myriad of other activities.  We recognize that no one outreach works in every area, and that anything we can do is valuable!  You may have a new idea that’s never been tried!

Any ASHBA member and their registered full or Half American Saddlebred who takes the time to reach out and share the breed with those outside our Saddlebred community can earn points to become a Regional Breed Ambassador, and possibly a World’s Champion Breed Ambassador!




Amateur Individual- based on one individual’s contributions to help promote the American Saddlebred. The Individual MUST be an active member of ASHBA and submit. Individuals may cross enter into the horse, barn or charter club division. World and Regional Champion and Reserve Champion honors will be awarded.

Horse- based on one horses’ contribution to promoting the American Saddlebred. There will be a division for American Saddlebreds and Half American Saddlebreds.  The horse MUST be a registered with the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association and the owner MUST be an active member. World and Regional Champion and Reserve Champion honors will be awarded. The World Champion Breed Ambassador horse (American Saddlebred and Half American Saddlebred) will be honored with the title of “2021 Diplomat of the Breed”.

Barn Group- based on one barn’s contribution to promoting the American Saddlebred. The business owner MUST be an active member to participate. World and Regional Champion and Reserve Champion honors will be awarded.

Charter Club- based on the Charter Club’s contributions to promote the breed. Charter Clubs must be active to participate. World and Regional Champion and Reserve Champion honors will be awarded.



  • Activities from December 1 of the competition year can be tallied at any time until November 30. 
  • All participants MUST be active 2021 members of ASHBA and in good standing. 
  • Horses used in Breed Ambassador activities must be registered American Saddlebreds or Half American Saddlebreds.
  • Participants must compete in one Region only, and must be designated on their activity form.
  • Each participant is required to maintain an activity log on the back of the chart or separate sheet. Winners will be asked to send in a list of their promotional activities for the year.
  • In the case of ties, recognition and prizes will be awarded to each high-point earner in the category.


Complete activity Sheets are due December 15, via email to Programs Manager, Samantha Geller (s.geller@asha.net). Please make sure the form is completed in its entirety before submission. To streamline the process, Activity sheets will no longer be collected by charter clubs.


The ASHBA and its Charter Clubs are seeking donations of items of value to help reward our new Ambassadors. ASHBA is a 501c3, and the donors will be named in press releases, social media, and on the website.