ASR pleasure horse awards are designed to recognize outstanding American Saddlebred pleasure Horses. Awards are given annually on a national and state basis by ASR to pleasure horse champions. Winners are awarded custom-made coolers and are recognized in the American Saddlebred magazine.
This special ASR award is presented to the horse that accrues the most points during the competition year in particular pleasure divisions. ASR recognizes the winner of the National Pleasure Horse Award at the ASHA Convention/Annual Meeting held each February.
National Pleasure Horse Awards
The National Pleasure Horse Awards are based on a formula that favors horses that are consistent winners across the country. The system, which crowns nine champions, is based on the USEF rating of the show and the number of entries in the class.
State Pleasure Horse Awards
In 1983, the American Saddlebred Horse Association took over the duties of the American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association regarding the promotion of American Saddlebred horses as pleasure mounts.
The State Pleasure Horse Awards are given by a "high point" system as determined by an ASHA Charter Club. The owner must be a member of the Association and the recorded owner of the horse during the award year. Check with your local Charter Club about participating in this program. Visit our Clubs page to find the Charter Club in your area.
Awards are given in the following categories:
- Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor
- Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Adult
- Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor
- Five Gaited Show Pleasure Adult
- Show Pleasure Driving
- Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Junior Exhibitor
- Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Adult
- Country Pleasure Driving
- Western Pleasure
- Hunter Pleasure