American Saddlebred Horse Association
The American Saddlebred is well known as the " Horse America Made" and the ultimate show horse. With its dynamic high-stepping action and its spectacular beauty it is compelling to watch. In the show ring the American Saddlebred has a long slender well-arched neck, blending smoothly into its well shaped shoulder. There are five primary divisions: Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Fine Harness, Park and Pleasure. Each division has its own "look" and desired traits; however, all strive to meet the model of an ideal American Saddlebred. They are judged on performance, manners, presence, quality and conformation.
The purpose of Southern California American Saddlebred Horse Association (SCASHA) is to promote the American Saddlebred at the local level as a Charter Club of the American Saddlebred Horse Association, and help newcomers to learn more about the breed, as well as offering various equine and social activities.
We promote the American Saddlebred, the "horse America made." While other breeds are bred and trained to excel in specific disciplines, none can match the beauty and versatility of he American Saddlebred as a three-gaited, five gaited and harness horse.
Known as the "Peacock of the Show Ring",the conformation, temperament, and comfortable gaits of the American Saddlebred make it, when trained accordingly, the ideal pleasure horse.
We concentrate on newcomers and juniors because they are the future of our breed in Southern California.
"SCAHSA offers members a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the beautiful American Saddlebred. We hope you enjoy the educational and fun social activities. Welcome!"
The American Saddlebred has brought many wonderful memories to our family. Having four children very involved in riding and showing has taught us a lot about the American Saddlebred. Breeding has been another special part of owning this diverse breed.