The Pennsylvania Saddlebred Horse Association (PSHA), a registered charter club of the American Saddlebred Horse Association, was established in the early 1980’s. Our Mission is to promote the American Saddlebred at the local level by supporting exhibitions and shows, disseminating educational information about the virtues and versatility of the breed, encouraging interest for the newcomer and existing enthusiast, and by establishing a system of awarding points for performance.
The American Saddlebred is the ultimate show horse as well as a truly enjoyable pleasure mount. They are a spectacle of beauty and grace with their high-stepping and elegant movement. American Saddlebreds possess that people-oriented quality called personality, endearing them to their owners and admirers. Their conformation makes them very comfortable to ride and their animation, speed, intelligence and powerful muscling make them very exciting. The versatile Saddlebred has excelled in many non-traditional disciplines such as dressage, eventing, show jumping, combined driving, and endurance, as well as recreational and competitive trail riding. To learn more about the versatility of this wonderful breed, please visit the American Saddlebred Versatility Association.
PSHA was honored to have been named Charter Club of the year in 2005 for our dedication to the breed and to our members. We sponsor classes at over 20 regional horse shows including the PA 4-H Saddleseat Equitation Finals, help to educate the general horse public about the versatility & splendor of the Saddlebred, and manage the Keystone Classic Horse Show at the scenic Quentin Riding Club.
In addition, PSHA members are eligible to compete for annual high point awards in over 30 categories ranging from performance to academy. Our annual awards banquet provides a fun opportunity to socialize with other members & celebrate everyone’s show ring successes.
PSHA hopes you will join us in promoting the horse that America made ... The American Saddlebred!