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2022 ASHBA Journal Available Now

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

 

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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.

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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.

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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 its value and increases its 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 ASHBA Futurity Prize Programs are making BIG changes to make it easier to WIN BIG!

Nomination Forms/Rules and Requirements

2022 ASHBA National and National Amateur Futurities Weanling Nomination Form - due March 31, 2022

2022 ASHBA National and National Amateur Futurities Rules and Requirements

2022 ASHBA National 3-Year-Old Futurity Buy-In Nomination Form - due January 31, 2022

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. 

Nominated Horses 

2022 Nominated Weanlings

2022 Nominated Yearlings

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.

Nominated Horses 

2022 Nominated Weanlings 

2022 Nominated Yearlings 

2022 Nominated Three-Year-Olds - (2022 Amateur Park Pleasure class)

Kentucky Futurity

The Kentucky Futurity will have one division in 2022: Two-Year-Olds in Fine Harness. The class is 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.  The Futurity of Kentucky will be merged into the new American Saddlebred National Futurity and the current program will be discontinued at the end of 2022.

Nominated Horses 

2022 Nominated Two-Year-Olds

Kentucky Amateur Futurity

The Kentucky Amateur Futurity will have one division in 2022: 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.  The Kentucky Amateur Futurity will be discontinued at the end of 2022 and will be replaced by the new American Saddlebred National Amateur Futurity.

Nominated Horses

2022 Nominated Two-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 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.

Nominated Horses

2022 Nominated Two-Year-Olds

2022 Nominated Three-Year-Olds


Kentucky Breeders Incentive

Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund Rules and Requirements

KSOBA Membership Application

 

Affiliate Futurities

ASHBA Registry 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, ASHBA Registry 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 ASHBA's Web Site; and publication of results in the Journal Of The American Saddlebred.

If you are interested in starting an ASHBA affiliated futurity, please contact ASHBA 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 ASHBA 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.