Monthly Giving Challenge

ASHBA is Launching a Monthly Giving Campaign!

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2022 ASHBA Journal Available Now


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


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.

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Cheers to the American Saddlebred

Cheers to the American Saddlebred

ASHBA has partnered with Lujon Wine Cellars to create customized wine bottles for you! The absolute perfect gift or keepsake item to memorialize your favorite horses, riders and remarkable moments. The best part for ASHBA?

Your purchase through the Cheers to the Saddlebred program is a donation! So not only do you receive your beautiful bottles and delicious wine, but part of your purchase is tax-deductible.

Learn more about this fundraiser.

Order your custom bottle now!

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Don't Forget About ASHBA Horse Show Program & Support Resources

Published Date: Jan 26, 2022


The American Saddlebred Horse & Breeders (ASHBA) offers many resources and programs to support our members and breed competitions every year. Whether recording your competition or providing guidelines for the academy division at your show, ASHBA is here to help!

If you are a show looking for resources or members looking for programs to add value to your American Saddlebred experience, be sure you learn more about what ASHBA has to offer you in the 2022 competition year today!

ASHBA Competition Recording

All competitions must be recorded with the ASHBA in order for exhibitors to earn qualifying for the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show, ASHBA Point Awards programs and for competition results to be listed on a registered American Saddlebred’s record. The ASHBA Horse Show Application and Prize List must be received by the ASHBA 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.

ASHBA Star Show Program

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

ASHBA National Select Series

This program has been developed through years of hard work and thoughtfulness from ASHBA’s Middle Market, Horse Show Task Force, and the new Saddlebreds Across America committees. The 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.

ASHBA Alpha Division

The Alpha division is for riders that have either advanced beyond the Academy Division or are new riders entering show horse classes for the first time. These classes, unlike the novice or limit rider classes will give riders two show seasons to compete at an entry level of competition. The aim of this division is to give exhibitors an opportunity to gain more experience before moving up to compete against more experienced competition. 

Alpha Class Division Details (printable PDF)

ASHBA Youth Programs

Horse Show Marketing Resources 

ASHBA Horse Show Grant Program Testimonial
Interested in helping expand programs like this? Contact Morgan King at m.king@asha.net.

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