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2021 ASHBA National Pleasure Equitation Finals Return to St. Louis Charity

Published Date: Sep 15, 2021

 

Pictured: 2020 ASHBA Champion Karlyn Connolly riding Undulata’s Power Broker ERB

The American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders Association (ASHBA) is proud to support the hosting of the ASHBA National Pleasure Equitation Finals at the storied St. Louis National Charity Horse Show. Phase One and Phase Two of the Finals will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30. We are looking forward to seeing these talented young riders take on the finals and chase their #asbdreams!

ASHBA is proud of the history that the finals bring to the Pleasure Equitation and American Saddlebred community. We will once again be sponsoring a $1,000 scholarship to this year’s winner, $500 scholarship for reserve and gifts to all of the remaining ASHBA Finals competitors. Becker Brothers LLC has also generously contributed a custom shirt for both the reserve and third-place finishers. 

The ASHBA National Pleasure Equitation Finals are integral in growing the sport of Equitation and the use of the American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse. For decades, the ASHBA Finals have brought national recognition and scholarship monies to the exhibitors competing. Historically, the ASHBA Finals were a part of the Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association (IASHPA) Equitation Championship series at their National Championship Pleasure Horse Show and then migrated to become a feature of the Wisconsin Futurity. Recently, the ASHA Finals have found a new home at the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show and has been strongly supported by the Saddle Seat Equitation community, averaging 16 entries annually since 2015. 

The 2020 ASHBA National Pleasure Equitation Finals saw Karlyn Connolly and Undulata’s Power Broker ERB best a strong field of 17 pleasure equitation entries to take home the victory. Milestone Stables in White House, Tenn. did the training and instructing for this winning team. Connolly was a top three finisher in 2019, this team worked hard to navigate a challenging year to find themselves in the winners circle this year. Connolly was a multi-breed and discipline rider from Mount Vernon, Iowa who had just recently partnered with Undulata's Power Broker ERB. In addition to the ASHBA National Pleasure Equitation Finals Champion title this team also won the Senior National Championship from the Pleasure Equitation Olympics and UPHA Pleasure Equitation Challenge Cup at All American Classic earlier this month. 

 

The ASHBA Finals are open to equitation riders that have not reached their 18th birthday and are competing on horses registered with the American Saddlebred Registry or the Half American Saddlebred Registry of America. Horses must be shown with full mane and tail with natural carriage. The ASHBA Finals will be judged in two phases with equal consideration on both rail work and a workout. All competitors will have the opportunity to execute the workout in phase two.

ASHBA takes great pride in being able to support the Pleasure Equitation Division and looks forward to increasing their involvement now and in the future. The ASHBA Finals will showcase the American Saddlebred versatility and be a tremendous incorporation to the already strong and wonderfully supported Pleasure Equitation Finals series that occurs every fall.  Many of the riders in St. Louis will also compete later during the week in the prestigious Saddle & Bridle Pleasure Equitation Medallion Finals.

If you can’t be a part of the ASHBA National Pleasure Equitation Finals this year, Meet ASHBA in St. Louis in 2022!

Please visit the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show website for more entry information.

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