Welcome to the USA-UK May Festival Show - our flagship show for all Foreign Breeds, combining the USA-UK European Championship Show for American Saddlebreds with the largest show in the UK specifically for Foreign Breeds.
Traditionally held on the 4th Sunday in May (usually the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend, depending on how the calendar falls).
Show Date for 2019: 26th May
Venue: Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire, CV35 9BL.
Judges: Andries Domburg (Netherlands), Sue Hirons (UK), Lorraine Rowntree (UK), Sue Keys (UK).
The 2019 show will be a qualifier for: HOPE Best of the Best Championships, Royal London Show and the VHS Veteran Championships (Golden Ticket). If competitors would like us to consider other qualifiers, please get in touch.
ENTRIES CAN BE MADE by Cheque, Bank Transfer or PayPal - see our Online & PayPal payments page.
If you require stabling please contact firstname.lastname@example.org first to ensure there are spaces available.
With the recent Flu outbreak, the venue requires all boosters to be current (annual 12 monthly booster is fine), and for those that have started a new course, horses must have had their second jab. ALL horses MUST have a further clear 7 days after the last jab to be able to attend (e.g. jabbed 18th May if attending on the day or 17th May if stabling overnight). Please send a copy of your vaccination certificate with your entries (or email it to us). For those planning on entering on the day (1) Please check that the classes have not been closed due to oversubscription before setting off (please do this by 8pm on the Friday before) and (2) please bring a copy of your vaccination certificate to the secretary's desk to book in BEFORE unloading your horse.
Show Photographer for 2018 & 2019 is Simon Coates Photography: www.simoncoatesphotography.co.uk
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Previous European Saddlebred Ridden Champions: Oak Hills Fallen Angel (2006, 2007); Even Worse (2008, 2009); Fame's Encore (2010); CH Appledore Miss Serenade (2011); Kumala Champagne (2012, 2013, 2015), Spellbound Magical Fate (2014), Ridgewood's Phire Cracker (2016), Oh What A Hi (2017), Spellbound Magical Fate (2018).
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Class sponsorship: £25. Sash for winner with sponsors details, sponsor details in online schedule, website and USA-UK newsletter.
Bling Rosette Specials: £10. Sash or bling rosette in individual class, as sponsored, with sponsors details. Mention in online schedule, and website. (Any reasonable and feasible “special” catered for – e.g. Best Youngstock, Best 2 year old, Best Mare, Best Gelding, Eldest, Best from a specific stud etc. Can also be presented to the winner if required).
Combined Class sponsorship and Bling Rosette: £30. See above. (Unless specificed otherwise, bling rosette will be presented to the winner).
Best British Bred bling rosettes presented in ALL (relevant) classes (to be eligible, mare must have been covered and [purebred] foal born in the UK) – rosettes available to sponsor £50 for in hand sections / £50 for performance sections. Kindly sponsored for the 2019 show.
Best Junior Rider/Whip rosettes available to sponsor £50 for whole event.
Youth & Group Championships: £50-75. Championship rosettes and sashes to Champion & Reserve. Garland to champion (if sponsored).
Supreme In Hand Championship (Kindly sponsored for the 2019 show), Supreme Ridden Championship (Kindly sponsored for the 2019 show) & Saddlebred Ridden Championship (Kindly
sponsored for the 2019 show)
Rosettes £50 (per championship),
Garlands £100 (per championship),
Combined awards £125 (per championship).
Championship rosettes to all. Flower garlands to top two.
Our thanks to those that have already donated or pledged for the 2019 event:
USA-UK, 24 Coton Grove, Shirley, Solihull, Birmingham, B90 1BS.
Membership Secretary: 43 Woodman Close, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3EH.
Horse Registrar: 108A Broughton Road, London, SW6 2LB.