ASHAV supports numerous programs that promote the American Saddlebred and generates enthusiasm, use, pleasure and interest in the breed.
High Point Awards are awarded annually in various divisions. The purpose of these awards is to promote the American Saddlebred and expose the breed to the general public.
The ASHAV Youth Scholarship is offered to one or two individuals, depending upon the number of applicants, who demonstrate a financial need and a commitment to the American Saddlebred industry as well as academic success.
ASHAV supports and contributes to the Virginia Horse Industry Board’s “Virginia Bred” grant program. This program promotes the breeding of quality horses in the state of Virginia. The ASHAV Futurities have received grant money from this program to be added to our payouts for those who meet the “Virginia Bred “criteria.
The ASHAV Futurities are held each year and are offered to all breeders of the American Saddlebred Horse. The futurity consists of three classes, the ASHAV Open weanling and yearling classes are in-hand classes and the 2-year old class are under saddle (walk-trot).