ASHBA 2022 Journal

ASHBA Bill Wise Two Year Old Sweepstakes Moves to UPHA American Royal

Learn More about this program and these updates! 

Shane Shiflet Photo: True Patriot, 2020 Champion

(Top Of The Mark X Walterway’s Sing To Me)

Bred by Merrill Murray 


Black Horse with Blue Ribbon

2022 ASHBA Journal Available Now


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


Start Your Saddlebred Story Today!

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.

Find an American Saddlebred barn in your area.



Ranch Horse

American Saddlebred Ranch Horse Division Resources 

Ranch Horse Resource Page

Check out the new resource page for the American Saddlebred Ranch Division added to our breed rule book in 2021! From the full rules for all current classes, score sheets and example videos this is your one stop shop to learn more about this exciting new division! 

Photo by Jon McCarthy


Start Your Saddlebred Story Today

2022 ASHBA Youth Conference Photos

The ASHBA Youth Conference was back and better than ever this year! Enjoy the photos from a weekend of hands-on educational opportunities, Grey Ridge Farm field trip, World's Grand Champion horse presentations with Bourbon Select and The Crowd Went Nuts!, Saddlebred champions from all divisions, and our Youth Awards Gala!


Courtesy of Kaelyn Donnelly Browning


Licensed Officials

Are you ready to give back to the sport you love in a way that will also make you a better, more informed competitor? Then you might want to consider becoming a licensed official or auditing one of the sessions to become a more informed competitor or fan in the stands. Whether a professional, owner, breeder or competitor attending the ASHBA Judges Clinics is an excellent way to increase your involvement and knowledge. If you are interested in starting the process to becoming a licensed judge or just increasing your understanding the ASHBA’s January 2022 Judges Clinic is the place to start!

 To see the requirements to become a judge, or to view the requirements for promotion to ‘R’, please see the Become Licensed page on the USEF website. 

Do you have a question about licensed officials? Please email loinquiry@usef.org.




Below are the dates of the upcoming live clinics:



January 8 & 9, 2022

UPHA National Conference, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida

Open to licensed judges, applicants, those interested in becoming licensed, and those interested in learning more about judging standards. Attendance fulfills the clinic maintenance requirements for these officials to renew their license(s). Applicants are required to attend this clinic in person.  Virtual attendance will be available for those needing to maintain their license or audit.

  • Registration deadline is Friday, December 17th at 4:30 PM ET.  Early-Bird pricing is available to those who register by December 10th at 11:59 PM ET.
  • All applicants must start an online licensed official application before starting the licensing process. Applicant registrations will not be accepted unless license applications have been submitted through USEF and all eligibility requirements have been confirmed. See the Become Licensed page for complete information.
  • Please refer to the US Equestrian Licensed Officials Policies and Procedures for criteria and requirements.
  • Applicants are required to attend all sessions.


Event Details


  • Melissa Moore- Versailles, KY
  • Fran Crumpler- Simpsonville, KY
  • Fay Lowry- Ashland, MO


  • UPHA National Conference, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, Florida

Registration: Online via EventBrite


  • Before December 10th, 2021
    • Applicants & Current Licensed Officials- $300
    • Auditors- $100
  • December 10-17th, 2021
    • Applicants & Current Licensed Officials- $500
    • Auditors- $100


Virtual Attendance

  • Only available to those who are auditing or current licensed officials
  • Via Zoom



Schedule of Events

Saturday, January 8th- Licensed Officials, Applicants, Auditors

Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Room TBD & via Zoom

1:00-1:30 PM (EST)

Check-In for Applicants,  Auditors, “r” & “R” Judges

1:30-2:15 PM (EST)


2:13- 5:00 PM (EST)

Saddle Seat Equitation


Sunday, January 9th- Licensed Officials, Applicants, Auditors

Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Room TBD & via Zoom

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM (EST)

Check-In for Applicants

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (EST)

Applicant Only Session

  • Written Exam
  • Discussion
  • Interviews

10:00-10:15 AM (EST)

Check-in for Auditors, “r” & “R” Judges

10:15-12:15 PM (EST)

Roadster & Hackney

12:15-1:00 PM (EST)

Working Lunch with Interviews

1:00-4:00 PM (EST)

American Saddlebred

4:00-5:00 PM (EST)