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ASHA Membership Requirement USEF Saddlebred Horse Shows

Lexington, Kentucky – Do not forget! The new United States Equestrian Federation rule for American Saddlebred Horse Association membership is in effect for the 2004 show year. All owners and trainers of horses showing in the Saddlebred division at USEF competitions rated "A" in all Saddlebred sections will need to be current active members of the ASHA.

"With the expansion of our membership base, more people representing various viewpoints have a voice in shaping the future of our breed and the Association which represents it," said Fred Sarver, ASHA President.

Owners and trainers should keep a copy of their membership cards in their possession to be presented at horse show offices when competing at USEF “A” rated competitions and submitting entries. For those who are not members of ASHA, a $20 non-member fee may be paid at each event when entries are submitted, or they may join the Association at the horse show. In the event that ASHA members do not have membership cards accessible, affidavits are available at the horse show office. Owners and trainers of entries should be certain of ASHA membership status prior to filing an affidavit. Penalties for filing false affidavits are in effect.

For horses that are in combined ownership, only one owner needs to be an active ASHA member. For horses that are in a farm, business, or partnership name, only one person on record with the Association as an authorized signature for that entity needs to be an active member. For questions about membership status, please contact ASHA at 859-259-2742, 859-259-1628 fax, or

To renew membership or to join ASHA, go to the website at, or call the ASHA office at 859-259-2742. A written request may be sent with a check to ASHA, 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

Senior membership, for those 18 and over, is $60. Members of an active ASHA Charter Club, receive a $10 discount. ASHA membership benefits include four issues of the American Saddlebred magazine, the American Saddlebred Reference Book, the ASHA Membership Directory, one extended pedigree or show record, voting privileges, and discounts from National and Alamo Car Rental.

Junior membership with ASHA is $25 and includes the Junior Junction Youth Newsletter and eligibility for Youth Programs. Special Junior membership is $50 and includes the previous benefits, along with the American Saddlebred magazine, the American Saddlebred Reference Book, the ASHA Membership Directory, and one extended pedigree or show record. If a youth is a member of an active ASHA Charter Club or Youth Club, a $10 discount is offered on the Special Junior membership.

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