What does the Association (ASHA) do?

American Saddlebred

The American Saddlebred Horse Association and American Saddlebred Registry, located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, are at the heart of all activities involving American Saddlebreds.

The Association supports all of the activities that make Saddlebred ownership pleasurable and exciting, while working to stimulate and promote interest in the breed.

ASHA Mission Statement

The mission of the American Saddlebred Horse Association is to promote, improve and protect the grace, intelligence and versatility of the American Saddlebred, and to provide programs and services supporting our members, while fostering public awareness of the breed.

To that end, the Association shall have the purposes of safeguarding the integrity, and expanding the knowledge of the American Saddlebred; educating the general public in the exhibiting, use, and history of American Saddlebred horses and the improvement of the breed; promoting the humane treatment of American Saddlebred horses; stimulating and promoting interest in all matters pertaining to the history, breeding, exhibiting, and improvement of the breed; encouraging safe equestrian activities; educating youth with respect to safe and proper horsemanship and the showing of horses by promoting the formation of youth associations and the dissemination of educational materials; and awarding scholarships to participants in youth horse programs.



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