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  • **Updated Event Cancellations

    Saddle Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse events. Read More

  • A Blast From The Past

    Saddle Horse Report is pleased to bring you a series of past feature stories on some of the greats of our sport. Please enjoy this walk down memory lane. Read More

  • Future Forum: The Up and Coming of Young Trainers

    Enjoy the first in a series on young trainers! Read More

  • Class of 2020 Yearbook

    Saddle Horse Report presents the Class of 2020 Yearbook. We are proud to feature some of the 2020 graduates who are and will be a major force in the show horse industry. We know their talent and perseverance will help carry them on to many successes ahead. Read More

  • From the Desk of Marty Schaffel: An Inside Perspective

    I am very fortunate. I have met so many wonderful people in our industry. One of the sincerest horsemen I have had the pleasure of becoming friends with is John Brand from Houston, Texas. We have shown our road horses in the ring together numerous times... Read More

  • Foals N Focus – Week Eight

    Wow! Lots of love for the babies again this week. These photos continue to be a bright spot throughout this uncertainty. Read More

  • Monarch National Championship Adds Youth Sportsman of the Year Competition

    The Monarch National Youth Sportsman of the Year competition is a new program in which competitors complete various equine educational, artistic and competitive tasks to compile points to win scholarships and other prizes. The educational portion of the competition centers around the American Saddlebred International Youth Program (ASIYP) and the AMHA Horsemastership Program.  Read More

  • Ten Years Ago - Indianapolis Charity

    We are missing our trip to Indy this week, but hope to see our friends soon. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of the 2010 Indianapolis Charity. Read More

  • New England Morgan Horse Cancelled

    It is with very heavy hearts that the New England Show Committee along with the New England Morgan Horse Association decided to cancel the New England Morgan Horse Show July 20 – 25, 2020. Much of the decision making was taken out of our hands by the state of Massachusetts and the Department of Agriculture... Read More

  • Capital City Classic Coming to Raleigh

    The American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC) has sanctioned a new show on the 2020 calendar. The Capital City Classic will be held June 4-6th at the Governor James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina... Read More


  • Special May 13, 2020

    CH CH-EQ CF First Light Of Dawn Was The Best Equine Partner

    What makes a great partnership? If you were asked to name your best equine partner, how would you narrow that down? Would your decision be based on the number of wins you achieved together? The hurdles you overcame?The length of time you were together? Would it perhaps be something not tangible, not easily described? 

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  • Special May 13, 2020

    CH Cash Back Was One of a Kind

    Sired by Merchant Prince and out of the Hall of Fame Broodmare More The Better, CH Cash Back was five years old when he made his show ring debut with Peter Cowart to win the Novice Five-Gaited class at 1995’s Pro Am Benefit Classic.

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  • Special April 27, 2020

    Turning 20 in 2020: Cartier

    Many of our industry greats have spent a large portion of their lives in the show ring. Some boast show careers that span well over a decade, traversing multiple divisions with a myriad of different riders. These horses happily enter the ring at the start of each season, oblivious to their increasing age...

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  • Special April 27, 2020

    Jennifer Dixon: An Asset to the Industry

    Jennifer Dixon is one of those horsewomen that makes an impression on you from the first moment you meet her and it is interesting that her friends and colleagues, whether they’ve known her for 20 years or 20 minutes ,all describe her as “dedicated, hard-working and deeply committed to the horses and ponies in her charge.”

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  • Special April 27, 2020

    Creating The Positives

    Here we are, hunkered down with mandated lock downs while horse show date after horse show date passes us by, and in the big picture those are trivial with all the sickness and death that has escalated across the world. Uncertainty is still one of the few things that is known for sure at this point...

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  • Dedication April 04, 2020

    The 2019 Year In Review is Dedicated to Anna Marie Knipp

    Anna Marie Knipp has long been a strong force in the equine world, fueled by her deep passion and pride for both the American Saddlebred and Hackney Pony breeds. Her talents in the show ring, her efforts to promote the industry, and her achievements as one of the main faces associated with her High Spirits Farm have made her a prominent member in this community of show horse competitors. 

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  • Special March 24, 2020

    The View from Atop at HighVeld Farm

    Burlington, Kentucky, located just south of Ohio, in Boone County (home of the Boone CountyFair), is growing by leaps and bounds with new housing construction and warehouses being built by the retail mogul, Amazon. Amidst all the commercial growth, there is HighVeld Farm, a gorgeous new facility that Cydni Simmons-Meintjes and Francois Meintjes, proudly call their home.

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  • Dedication March 20, 2020

    The 2019 Year In Review is Dedicated to: Smith, Alexandra and Sandy Lilly

    Mercer Springs Farm has been at the helm of success in the Saddlebred industry for a myriad of years. Smith, Alexandra, and Sandy Lilly have been at the forefront of this West Virginia based establishment, carrying on a family tradition steeped in a rich history of over 100 years in the equine world. 

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