ASHBA Recorded Competitions
American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association (ASHBA) is proud to support our members, competition management, secretaries and affiliate organizations in their efforts to compete, enjoy and foster the showing of American Saddlebred and Half Saddlebred horses. The information on this page is a resource to ASHBA members and the horse show community for ASHBA recorded shows, ASHBA National Select Series (presented by State Line Tack), award programs, World’s Championship Horse Show (WCHS) qualifying and more.
All competitions must be recorded with ASHBA in order for exhibitors to earn qualifying points for WCHS and ASHBA award programs. The following items must be received by ASHBA at least one (1) month prior to the start of the competition: ASHBA Horse Show Application, $50 application fee, competition prize list and a copy of the certificate of liability insurance (with ASHBA named as an additional insured). The WCHS qualifying period runs from July 1-June 30. Exceptions must be approved by WCHS management.
Owners, riders, drivers, handlers and trainers of American Saddlebred and Half Saddlebred horses showing at USEF licensed competitions, must be ASHBA competing members.
For the ASHBA High Point program, the horse owners and riders/drivers/handlers must be current ASHBA members in good standing. If a horse has multiple owners, at least one owner must be a member.
ASHBA Competitions Forms and Resources
The forms below can be completed electronically by saving the file and then submitting by email to email@example.com or printed and faxed to (859) 259-1628 or mailed to ASHBA, 4083 Wing Commander Way, Suite 50, Lexington, KY 40511.
- ASHBA Horse Show Application
- Horse Show Results Template - Show results MUST be submitted from show management to the ASHBA within ten (10) days of the last day of the competition in order for the exhibitors to qualify for the World’s Championship Horse Show. Send show results to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ASHBA Horse Show Grant Application (application available in January each year)
- USEF Rule Book
- WCHS Qualifying Requirements
- Map and Region Listings
- ASHBA Youth School Excuse Letter
ASHBA Star Shows
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.