For the past several years, the Virginia Horse Industry Board (VHIB) has approved additional money to the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Virginia (ASHAV) futurities through its “Virginia Bred Grant program. VHIB has approved for 2019 an additional $2,500.00 to be added to the futurity payouts at the ASHAV Horse Show in September.

In addition to the futurity, still following the guide lines of the mission statement for the VHIB in the promotion of Virginia bred horses, they have awarded an additional $2,500.00 to be given to American Saddlebreds born in Virginia that compete in non-futurity two, three and four year old classes at the ASHAV horse show in 2019.  This added money will go to the breeder.

It is so exciting to have this additional money from VHIB going to American Saddlebred breeders in Virginia.  We hope this will be a great incentive for Virginia breeders and trainers.

We are very appreciative to the VHIB for the help they are giving the Virginia American Saddlebred community.