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American Saddlebred Ranch Horse Division Resources Available Now!

Published Date: Feb 17, 2022

An American Saddlebred Ranch Horse Division accounts for Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail, Ranch Rail Pleasure and Ranchmanship classes. These classes are to measure the ability of a horse to be a pleasure to ride while being a means of conveyance from performing one ranch task to another. It is an opportunity to reflect the versatility, attitude and movement of the American Saddlebred as a working horse.

Ranch Riding offers a great opportunity for the expansion, diversity, and vitality of the American Saddlebred. We thank our members and our VERSA Charter Club for their contributions in the development of these rules and presenting  the benefits the inclusion of this division will have for the breed. Ranch Riding is a leading division of popularity and demand for our sister trotting breed affiliates Arabian Horse Association (AHA) and American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA).  A new divisional standard will be a new market for breeders to sell and find suitable working homes for horses they raise. In addition, this division can be a catalyst for our breed to expand in geographical regions and areas of the equestrian community we are currently underrepresented.   

We look forward to continue to update the membership on this exciting development for our members and the American Saddlebred horse.

Ranch Division Resources

Ranch Riding Rules

Ranch Riding Rules Summary

Ranch Riding FAQ

Ranch Riding Pattern

Ranch Trail Score Sheet

Working Western Score Sheet

A Judges Perspective: Ranch Trail Examples

A Judges Perspective: Ranch Riding Rail Class Example

Thank you to Carol Jones for her dedication and time to produce and narrate these educational materials and develop this division for the American Saddlebred. 

View the full American Saddlebred and Half Saddlebred rulebooks today at usef.org.

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