About Us

Our Mission

PSHA promotes the American Saddlebred at the local level by supporting horse shows, educating the public about the virtues & versatility of the breed, encouraging interest for everyone from longtime supporters to newcomers, and awards yearly high point awards for performance at our local shows.

Our History

Established in the early 1980’s, PSHA is a registered charter club of the American Saddlebred Horse Association. We were honored to have been named Charter Club of the year in 2005 for our dedication to the breed and to our members. PSHA has also managed the Keystone Classic Horse Show for nearly 25 years.

Our Breed

The graceful Saddlebred is the ultimate show horse as well as an enjoyable pleasure mount. Saddlebreds possess that people-oriented quality called personality, endearing them to their owners & admirers. Their conformation makes them very comfortable to ride and their animation, speed & intelligence make them equally as exciting.

Get involved with PSHA

Join our organization

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Joining PSHA allows you to participate in our programs including our annual High Points awards & scholarships. Your membership helps support the clubs activities throughout the year such as sponsoring shows and breed promotion. Members receive a beautiful calendar each year as a gift. And remember, as a charter club of ASHA, members of PSHA receive a discount on their ASHA membership. 

Become a Member

Compete to earn year end awards

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PSHA has a fantastic High Points Awards Program that recognizes Saddlebred, Half-Saddlebreds, Morgans, Hackney Ponies & Friesians as well as Academy & Equitation riders. Our program accumulates points throughout the year from shows in our region. High Point awards are presented at our banquet to the top 3 in each division. To be eligible, you must be a member of PSHA and nominate your horse or rider.

Nomination Form

Earn scholarships for clinics

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PSHA offers its members the chance to continue their education by earning scholarships for riding camps or clinics of their choice. Scholarships are available up to $150 per camp or clinic for applicants that meet the criteria. The application process will begin on February 18, 2019 and the deadline is March 22, 2019 for all applications. Click the Info & Application button for details on the process, judging criteria, and to download your application.

Info & Application

What's new with PSHA members?

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Congratulations to our members on their Breed Ambassador Award

Congratulations to Lillian & Grace Halvorsen's Sorrel Stone Farm of York, PA for their ASHA Regional Breed Ambassador Award. Daughter Grace Halvorsen also was honored with the individual Breed Ambassador Award. This program recognizes and celebrates those who help to promote the American Saddlebred in ways such as going to open breed shows and exhibitions, volunteering or showcasing the breed publicly like in a parade, tv or a magazine.

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