United Saddlebred Association-UK
United Saddlebred Association-UK

May Festival Show

USA-UK May Festival Show, combining the USA-UK European Championship Show for American Saddlebreds with the largest show in the UK specifically for Foreign Breeds / World 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 and will be at Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire, CV35 9BL.

Judges: Andries Domburg (Netherlands)Sue Hirons (UK), Lorraine Rowntree (UK)


The 2019 show will be a qualifier for: HOPE Best of the Best Championships, Great Midlands Horse Show, 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 info@american-saddlebred.co.uk first to ensure there are spaces available. 


Show Photographer for 2018 & 2019 is Simon Coates Photographywww.simoncoatesphotography.co.uk


First aid provider for us since 2016.

To book them for your event, visit their website at:


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).




Want to sponsor a class or championship?

We're happy to address all your questions or concerns. Email us at: info@american-saddlebred.co.uk


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.


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 (sponsored), Supreme Ridden Championship (sponsored) & Saddlebred Ridden Championship:
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:

  • APHS South East Foreign Breed Festival - sponsor of our Equitation class
  • APHS London Counties Show - sponsor of our Youth Ridden class - garland for the winner
  • British Morgan Horse Society - sponsor of our Supreme In Hand Championship rosettes
  • Simon Coates Photography - sponsor of our Limit Ridden class
  • Carol Alanda Cooper - sponsor of our Mature Gelding classes
  • Victoria Draper - sponsor of our In Hand Veteran class and a special bling rosette for the "Eldest" in both our in hand and ridden Veteran classes, plus bling rosettes for the Best Grass Kept in our AOTS In Hand classes
  • Friesians Scotland - sponsor of the Best British Bred award in the Friesian in hand class
  • Jill & Jon Gosling - sponsor of our Morgan Classic class
  • Robin & Shirley Hepworth - sponsor of our "Herrick Celebration" Morgan Park class
  • Rob Holden - sponsor of our AOTS In Hand classes
  • KC Saddlebreds - sponsor of our Masters Ridden class
  • Manda King - sponsor of a bling rosette for the Best Iberian Gelding in our Parade class and in the AOTS Ridden class & sponsor of our Lusitano Ridden class
  • Kate Kinsella - sponsor of the Best Morgan Hunter award
  • Landside Morgans - sponsor of our Morgan In Hand class
  • Catherine Legg - sponsor of our Mature Stallion classes
  • Lusitano Breed Society of GB - sponsor of championship rosettes in the In Hand & Ridden Lusitano classes.
  • Monnington Morgans - rosette sponsor of the harness champion rosettes and sashes in our Fine Harness class and sash sponsor in our Open Harness class
  • Helen Nicholas - sponsor of our Snaffle Bit class & bling rosette sponsor for the Best Purebred in the In Hand & Ridden Arab classes
  • Rachel Palmer - sponsor of our Mature Mare classes
  • Pegasus Online Photo Competitions - sponsor of our Concours class
  • Patricia Pomp - sponsor of our Breed In Hand Championship
  • Chris Porter - sponsor of our AOTS In Hand classes
  • Rhian Powell - sponsor of our Open In Hand Championship
  • Tessa Reeve - sponsor of our Best Morgan Pleasure award
  • Showcase of Champions - sponsors of our Supreme Ridden Championship
  • Showing South East - sponsors of our Miniature class
  • Emma & Tim taylor - sponsor of our AOTS Ridden class
  • Teardrops Memorial Jerwellery - sponsor of a bling rosette for the Best Spotted in our Broken Coated/Dilutes In Hand class
  • Jill Ward - sponsor of 3 bling rosettes
2018 May Festival Results.pdf
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May Festival Results 2017.pdf
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May Festival Results 2016.pdf
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May Festival 2015 results.pdf
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May Festival Show 2014 results.pdf
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Results May Festival 2013.pdf
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2012 Results May Festival.pdf
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2011 May Festival Show results.pdf
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2010 Show Results.pdf
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Show Results 2009.pdf
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Contact us


USA-UK, 24 Coton Grove, Shirley, Solihull, Birmingham, B90 1BS.

Email: info@american-saddlebred.co.uk


Membership Secretary: 43 Woodman Close, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3EH.

Email: Membership@american-saddlebred.co.uk


Horse Registrar: 108A Broughton Road, London, SW6 2LB.

Email: Registrar@american-saddlebred.co.uk

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