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2024 Annual Convention & Youth Conference

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Half Saddlebred Registry of America

The Half Saddlebred Registry of America was founded in 1971 by Roberta Nye Busch, who perceived a need for a recording organization when owners from other breeds bred mares to her American Saddlebred stallion, Flying Eagle Peavine 32802. After 25 years at the helm of the Registry, Busch requested that the American Saddlebred Horse  Association become the administrator of the program.  There are approximately 5,000 Half Saddlebreds registered with the Half Saddlebred Registry of America.

The Registry reflects many breed crossings with American Saddlebred mares and stallions. Registered Half Saddlebreds are found in the United States, Canada, France and Germany.

The Half Saddlebred offers characteristics similar to his Saddlebred parent – smooth gaits, willingness to work with people, intelligence and versatility.

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ASHBA Half Saddlebred Futurity

The ASHBA Half Saddlebred Futurity is an open Weanling Futurity for Half Saddlebred foals registered with the ASHBA Registry.  Nominations are due May 31 of the foaling year for a single fee of $150 for the foal only (no sire or dam nominations required).  The sire or dam must be a purebred American Saddlebred registered with the ASHBA Registry.  The Half Saddlebred weanling class will be held at the All American Horse Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana, in September.

2023 Half Saddlebred Futurity Nominated Weanlings 

ASHBA Half Saddlebred Futurity Rules

2024 Half Saddlebred Futurity Stallion Service Auction 

Join the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association for its annual Half Saddlebred Stallion Service Auction at the Topeka Livestock Auction barn, 601 E Lake St, Topeka, IN, Friday, Dec. 8! The auction will take place in conjunction with the Dutch Cross Classic Sale. Free breakfast buffet starting at 8 a.m., Half Saddlebred demos all morning, and stallion exhibitions before and during the auction in the afternoon!

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Any stallion owner who donates a stallion service and a stallion service is purchased from the ASHBA Half Saddlebred Futurity auction is eligible to win money if ANY of his get earn prize money in the Half Saddlebred Weanling Futurity at the All American Horse Classic in Indianapolis, Ind. in September, 2024. The weanling shown doesn’t have to be a product of the breeding that’s sold at the auction. Donors may show off their stallions in person, or provide a video and bio for promotion during the auction.   This is an Open Futurity for all Half Saddlebred Weanlings that are nominated and registered with the ASHBA Half Saddlebred Registry.

The Stallion Service Donation Form can be found here.  Complete the form and return to ASHBA at the address on the form.  

For more information, please contact Rick Wedel at 812-204-7700, or Patricia Edwards at 859-259-3899 or by email


Registration in the Half Saddlebred Registry requires ONE PARENT (sire or dam) be a purebred American Saddlebred duly registered with the ASHBA. A full-blooded American Saddlebred cannot be accepted for registration as a Half Saddlebred. The purebred American Saddlebred Certificate of Registration must be in complete order with ASHBA before any offspring will be considered eligible.

In addition, the following must be submitted to the Half Saddlebred Registry of America:

  • A Half Saddlebred application for registration must be completed and signed by the appropriate owner(s).
  • The recorded owner of the horse's sire must complete and sign the breeder's certificate.
  • Four color photographs (front, back, and both sides) must accompany the application.
  • The correct registration fees must be submitted with the application.
  • Registration - all ages $50
  • Registered with another breed Association $35*
  • $50 DNA testing fee (mandatory)

*If the horse to be registered is an older horse and breeding proof cannot be secured, but that horse is registered with another registry, then a copy of the papers from the other registry will serve as breeding proof.  The application below can be completed electronically by saving the file and then submitting by email to or printed and faxed to (859) 259-1628 or mailed to ASHBA, 4083 Wing Commander Way, Suite 50, Lexington, KY 40511.

Half Saddlebred Application for Registration

FAQ's for Registering a Half Saddlebred

Transfer of Ownership

Transferring ownership with the Half Saddlebred Registry is easy to complete. On the reverse side of the Certificate of Registration, space has been allotted to record transfers of ownership. The current recorded owner must:

  • List the name and address of the person(s) to whom they sold or gave the horse.
  • Include the date of sale.
  • Sign where indicated. If the horse is registered in two or more names, all owners must sign.
  • Submit the original Certificate of Registration to the ASHBA with the appropriate fee, $25 per transfer.

The change in ownership will be recorded and a new Certificate of Registration is mailed to the new owner.

If the original Certificate of Registration has been lost, then the following must be submitted:

  • An affidavit for duplicate papers must be completed and the signature of the applicant notarized.
  • Four current photographs of the horse (front, back, and both sides) must accompany the affidavit along with the processing fee of $25.

If a sale has occurred, then a copy of a bill of sale or other documentation to prove the purchase will be necessary to complete the transfer, along with the transfer fee of $25.