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ASHA Competition Resources

ASHA is proud to support our members, show management, secretaries and affiliate organizations in their efforts to compete, enjoy and foster the showing of American Saddlebred horses. The information on this page is a resource to ASHA members and the horse show community for ASHA recognized shows, ASHA Star Shows, ASHA National Select Series presented by State Line Tack, award programs, World’s Championship Horse Show qualifying and more.  

All competitions must be recorded with the ASHA in order for exhibitors to earn qualifying for the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show and ASHA Point Awards programs. The ASHA Horse Show Application and Prize List must be received by the ASHA at least one month prior to your show’s dates (the earlier the better). If results are to be counted for WCHS qualifying, exceptions must be approved by WCHS management. Qualifying period runs from July 1 - June 30.

Owners, riders, drivers, handlers and trainers of American Saddlebred and Half American Saddlebred horses showing at USEF licensed competitions, must be an ASHA competing member. Open horse shows recorded with ASHA, must be an ASHA competing member to be eligible for ASHA Award Programs.  

For the ASHA High Point program, the horse owners and riders/drivers/handlers must be current ASHA members in good standing. If a horse has multiple owners, at least one owner must be a member. 

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ASHA Recognized Shows

ASHA Star Shows 

ASHA Star Shows were created in 2020 to bring organization and benefits to shows that are unaffiliated with the United States Equestrian Federation. ASHA Star Shows will offer a consistent set of guidelines, along with additional marketing support. Shows will be eligible for the ASHA Horse Show Grant program and be able to participate in ASHA awards programs; ASR CH Points program and be able to qualify for the World’s Championship Horse Show. 

ASHA Horse Show Recording & Results

Results MUST be submitted to the ASHA within ten (10) days of the last day of the competition in order for the exhibitors to qualify for the KSF World’s Championship Horse Show.

ASHBA National Select Series presented by State Line Tack 

This program has been developed through years of hard work and thoughtfulness from ASHA’s Middle Market, Horse Show Task Force, and the new Saddlebreds Across America committees. Upon the 2021 merger of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) and the American Saddlebred Registry (ASR) to form the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) the 2021 ASHBA National Select Series presented by State Line Tack’s will continue the mission to encourage more people to show American Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, and Roadsters to strengthen the show horse market by providing classes where horses of the same relative level can compete against one another. 

For 2021, the ASHBA has worked with the Saddlebreds Across America Committee to tailor the program to a better product for ASHA members and bring more opportunities and value to the experience of showing at our breed shows. Some of the most prominent changes are an updated class list, a full slate of American Saddlebred classes for Amateur/Junior Exhibitors, strengthened regions, qualification requirements for 2021 ASHBA National Select Series Regional Championships, and added classes and divisions.

The ASHBA is proud to welcome the American Hackney Horse Society and American Road Horse and Pony Association to our National Select Series program. Three additional classes have been added to the program for these horses, ponies, and exhibitors. Our industry is stronger together and we are thrilled that the ASHBA National Select Series can be a part of securing a better future for the sport we all love.


Competition Information & Class Specification

Horse Show Marketing Resources 

ASHA Youth Programs

ASHA Horse Shows Awards

ASHA AOT Award Program is to recognize the achievements of AOTs exhibiting horses registered with the American Saddlebred Registry competing in all disciplines at all levels.

ASHA High Point Award Program recognizes competition achievements by registered American Saddlebreds and Half-Saddlebreds in a wide range of categories and disciplines, at all levels, not only in the “traditional” Saddlebred show ring, but also in open breed competition (such as open English pleasure, etc.) and sport horse disciplines

ASHA National and State Pleasure Award Program

Kentucky State Fair: World's Championship Horse Show

Qualifying period runs from July 1- June 30
Qualifying Requirements