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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!

 

Giddy Up & Give

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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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

Prize Programs: American Saddlebred Futurities

A futurity is a prize program for young horses, which awards purses made up of entry fees paid over a period of time by participants. Futurities are held to encourage the breeding and showing of American Saddlebred horses.

Showing a foal in a futurity enhances his value and increases his earning potential; the value of the sire and dam may also be enhanced through the success of their progeny shown in futurities. Amateurs and juveniles, as well as professionals, have the opportunity to show young horses in futurities.

The experience should be entertaining to both audience and participants, and should present the American Saddlebred at his best, providing an opportunity for fun, competition and good sportsmanship. 

The ASR Futurity Prize Programs are making BIG changes to make it easier to WIN BIG!

Beginning in 2021, the Kentucky Futurity and National 3-Year-Old Futurities will be merged into one program called the American Saddlebred National Futurity.  In addition to the National Futurity, the Kentucky Amateur Futurity will become the American Saddlebred National Amateur Futurity.  For more information, please click on the link above. 

ASHBA National and National Amateur Futurities Nomination Forms/Rules and Requirements

2021 National Futurity and National Amateur Futurity Weanling Nomination Form

2021 Rules and Requirements

ASHBA National Futurity

The National Futurity will have nine divisions: Weanlings and Yearlings In Hand, Two-Year-Olds may show in Fine Harness or 3-Gaited, Three-Year-Olds may show in one of five classes:  5-Gaited, 3-Gaited, Fine Harness, Park or Park Pleasure.  The classes are held at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show in August and are conducted under the rules of the U. S. Equestrian Federation. All Futurity payments must be made to maintain eligibility. 

2021 Nominated Horses 

Nominated Weanlings

ASHBA National Amateur Futurity

The National Amateur Futurity will have four divisions: Weanlings, Yearlings, and Two-Year-Olds In-Hand.  Three-Year-Olds may show in Park Pleasure.  Entries are to be shown in the ring by amateurs only, although a professional may own the horse. The classes are held at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show in August and are conducted under the rules of the U. S. Equestrian Federation. All Futurity payments must be made to maintain eligibility.

2021 Nominated Horses 

Nominated Weanlings

Nominated Three-Year-Olds (new Amateur Park Pleasure class in 2021)

Kentucky Futurity

The Kentucky Futurity will have two divisions in 2021:  Yearlings In Hand and Two-Year-Olds in Fine Harness. The classes are held at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show in August and are conducted under the rules of the U. S. Equestrian Federation. All Futurity payments must be made to maintain eligibility. Horses may show as yearlings or two-year-olds, but are not required to do so in order to stay in the Futurity. The Futurity of Kentucky will be merged into the new American Saddlebred National Futurity in 2021 and the current program will be discontinued at the end of 2022.

2021 Nominated Horses 

Nominated Yearlings 

Nominated 2-Year-Olds 

Kentucky Amateur Futurity

The Kentucky Amateur Futurity will have two divisions in 2021: Yearlings In Hand and Two-Year-Olds In Hand.  Entries are to be shown in the ring by amateurs only, although a professional may own the horse. The classes are held at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship Horse Show in August and are conducted under the rules of the U. S. Equestrian Federation. All Futurity payments must be made to maintain eligibility. Horses may show as yearlings or two-year-olds, but are not required to do so in order to stay in the Futurity. The Kentucky Amateur Futurity will be discontinued at the end of 2022 and will be replaced by the new American Saddlebred National Amateur Futurity in 2021. 

2021 Nominated Horses

Nominated Yearlings 

Nominated 2-Year-Olds 

National 3-Year-Old Futurity

Currently, entries can be shown in one of five classes:  Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Fine Harness Three-Gaited Park and Three-Gaited Park Pleasure.  Entries may compete in only one of the five classes, which are held at the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show in August; these classes are conducted under the rules of the U. S. Equestrian Federation. All Futurity payments must be made to maintain eligibility. Entries are shown only as three-year-olds and do not need to declare in which class they will participate until their three-year-old year. The National 3-Year-Old Futurity will be discontinued at the end of 2023 and will be replaced by the American Saddlebred National Futurity in 2021.

2021 Nominated Horses

Nominated Yearlings 

Nominated 2-Year-Olds 

Nominated 3-Year-Olds 

Kentucky Breeders Incentive

Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund Rules and Requirements

KSOBA Membership Application

 

2020 Futurity Feature Week

These educational and enriching features written by Bob Funkhouser will share the great history, champions, and opportunities bred out of the American Saddlebred Registry prize programs!

ASR Futurities, What Matters?

by Bob Funkhouser.

A look at the Saddlebred Success Stories of Futurity alumni CH Night Prowler and CH Blackberry Delight

 

World's Grand Champion Connections 

by Bob Funkhouser

A look at the connection between ASR Futurity Alumni and winning World's Grand Champion titles. 

ASR Futurity of Kentucky & National 3 Yr Old Futurity Feature: The Stallions

by Bob Funkhouser 

Take a closer look at today’s breeding stock that started out as Futurity participants!

 

ASR Futurity of Kentucky & National 3 Yr Old Futurity Feature Week- 2012: What A Year

by Bob Funkhouser

A look at the tremendous class of ASR Futurity champions from the class of 2012! 

 

 

ASR Futurity of Kentucky & National 3 Yr Old Futurity Feature Week: They Don’t Always Start Out On Top

by Bob Funkhouser

A look at the great champions that went on to celebrated careers came after getting their start in the ASR Futurity of Kentucky and National Three-Year-Old Futurity. 

Affiliate Futurities

ASR helps provide continuity in the different futurities held throughout the country by bringing the state futurities into agreement on providing consistent rules for the administration of a futurity. To help affiliated futurities run smoothly, ASR provides the following services:  accurate recording of results for permanent record and statistical use; review of entry blank; publication of futurity dates and contact persons on ASHA's Web Site; and publication of results in the Journal Of The American Saddlebred.

If you are interested in starting an ASR affiliated futurity, please contact ASR at 859.259.3899 or p.edwards@asha.net.

Mailing Lists Request

We will provide mailing lists of mare owners by State to Affiliate State Futurities.  The reason for the mailing list must be provided as well as a copy of the proposed communication.  Requests from other entities will be reviewed by the Registrar and/or Registry President who may approve the request.  We will not provide email addresses under any circumstances. 

For electronic mailing lists, the Registry will send it directly to the mailing house or to the person printing the labels or addresses on envelopes with a provision that it is not to be reproduced. 

The current fee for Affiliate State Futurities is 5 cents per address label.  (See below for orders less than $10)

The fee will be waived for requests from Affiliate State Futurities for mailing lists that would cost $10 or less under the current fee schedule.  Note – there is a limit of one fee being waived per mailing list request from the same Affiliate State Futurity in a calendar year.

For more information on mailing lists and fees for Affiliate State Futurities, please contact Patricia Edwards at (859) 259-3899 or p.edwards@asha.net.