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Giddy Up & Give!  

Giddy Up & Give is a fundraising campaign from the new Development Committee. We are united in our love for the American Saddlebred.  Now is the time to show it!

Visit www.giddyupandgive.com to support the Saddlebred today! 

 

 

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Giddy Up & Give!  

Giddy Up & Give is a fundraising campaign from the new Development Committee. We are united in our love for the American Saddlebred.  Now is the time to show it!

Visit www.giddyupandgive.com to support the Saddlebred today! 

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.

 

 

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ASHBA National Select Series 

Looking to improve the value of your horse show experience? Learn more about this exciting new program today! 

Visit our Select Series program home page!

 

Start Your Saddlebred Sport Horse 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.

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Bill Wise American Saddlebred Sweepstakes

We are honored to announce that the America Saddlebred Sweepstakes will forevermore be titled as the Bill Wise American Saddlebred Sweepstakes program. Learn More.

If you have any questions regarding ASHBA Prize Programs, please contact Patricia Edwards at 859-259-3899 or p.edwards@asha.net.



Start Your Saddlebred Story Today

NEW Marc Of Charm Breyer Model Revealed  

We are thrilled to have a NEW American Saddlebred representative in Breyer Model Horse traditional line. 

It has been a privilege to be a part of making this monumental #SharetheSaddlebred milestone possible! 

Learn more about the Saddlebred Story behind the WGC Marc Of Charm Model! 

 

PARTNERS FOR THE RIDE

National Pleasure Awards Rules

(Effective 2015)

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. To be eligible, a horse must be a purebred American Saddlebred, registered with ASR or ASHA of Canada.
  2. There is no enrollment fee or application.
  3. Points will be earned at horse shows recognized by USEF during the show year (December 1 through November 30) for which the Award is given.
  4. The recorded owner of the horse and the rider/driver/handler must be current ASHA members on the date the class is held in order for the points to count.

Point System:

  1. Points earned in one section as defined below cannot be combined with another section (i.e., points earned in Show Pleasure Driving will count only toward the Show Pleasure Driving Award).
  2. Number of points a horse can earn is based on the classification of the show and the number of reported entries in a class, as follows:

A show

1-9 Entries

10 & Over Entries

1st Place

2

4

2nd Place

1

2

 

AA show

1-9 Entries

10 & Over Entries

1st Place

4

8

2nd Place

2

4

 

AAA show

1-9 Entries

10 & Over Entries

1st Place

8

16

2nd Place

4

8

  1. The classification of a show is based on the number of classes offered in the Pleasure Division. A - 10 classes, AA - 15 classes, and AAA - 20 classes.
  2. Awards will be given for each division in the following sections:

Show Pleasure  

  • Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Championship
  • Three-Gaited Adult Championship
  • Five-Gaited Open Championship
  • Driving Open Championship

Country Pleasure

  • Three Gaited Junior Exhibitor Championship
  • Three Gaited Adult Championship
  • Driving Open Championship
  • Western Open Championship
  • Hunter Open Championship
  1. If the horse show does not offer Junior Exhibitor and Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure or Junior Exhibitor and Adult Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Championship classes, points will be earned in the Three-Gaited Open Show Pleasure or Three-Gaited Open Country Pleasure Championship class; the age of the rider will determine in which section the points will count.
  2. If the horse show offers Junior Exhibitor and Adult Championships for Show Pleasure Five-Gaited, Show Pleasure Driving, Country Pleasure Driving and Country Pleasure Western, points will be earned in both the Junior Exhibitor and Adult Championship classes.

Violations of USEF Rules: If an owner or an owner's agent has been found to have been in violation of the Drugs and Medications Rules at a specific horse show, no points will be earned by the horse in question for that entire horse show. Any other violations of the rules (as adjudicated by USEF) and/or correction of official show results may result in loss of points or Award.

Exception: In the event that qualifying is waived for whatever reason and Championship classes are changed to Stake classes, normal points will be earned in the Stake classes for that show.

Points are earned by the horse and calculated by ASHA. The American Saddlebred earning the most points in each section will be honored as the ASHA National Pleasure Horse Champion of that section for the Award year.  There will only be one high point champion honored per section.  In the event that two or more horses have the same highest number of points, the horse with the most first place ribbons will be considered champion.  In the event that two or more horses still have the same highest number of points, the horse with the most first place ribbons in an AAA show will be considered high point champion.  If this still does not resolve the conflict, AA shows and A shows will be considered until the conflict is resolved.

Awards will be presented at the ASHA Annual Meeting to the current recorded owner of the horse at the time the last point was earned.