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.
Show Date for 2021: 16th May
Venue: Weston Lawns, Coventry, CV12 9JA (Pre-entries only, advance entries close 5th May)
Booked Judges for 2021: Vera Huddleston & Chris Porter
Entries online only HERE
Stabling direct with Western Lawns HERE
2020 was our 25th anniversary - like most shows in 2020 we had to cancel, but we have simply postponed our celebrations to 2021, so please join us in our celebrations.
2021 Show Photographer: Danny Berta
The 2021 show will be a qualifier for: HOPE Best of the Best Championships, Royal London Show (pending), APHS Foreign Breed Festival Shows National Finals and the VHS Veteran Championships (Golden Ticket). If competitors would like us to consider other qualifiers for 2022, please get in touch.
ENTRIES for the show (entries close 5th May) CAN BE MADE ONLINE ONLY VIA EQUOEVENTS.
We plan to hold the event under Covid conditions in 2021, pre-entries ONLY & classes will be capped (you can enter more classes on the day if classes are not full). If the show is cancelled due to Covid, then all entry fees will be refunded, less any administrations fees imposed on us by Equoevents/Stripe. If YOU cancel, then we can only consider refunds upon production of a Vets or Doctors Certificate - except under exceptional circumstances NO refunds will be given if cancelled within 48 Hours of the event (this does not apply if we have to cancel due to Covid restrictions).
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), Fully Supercharged (2019)
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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).
Sport Horse Awads bling rosettes presented in ALL (relevant) ridden classes (to be eligible, horses must have competed in one of the in hand sport horse classes earlier at the show). £40 for whole event. Kindly sponsored for the 2021 show.
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). Kindly sponsored for the 2021 show.
Best Junior/Youth Rider Kindly sponsored for the 2021 show.
Best Gelding rosettes available to sponsor for all the in hand purebred classes £40 for whole event.
Best Mare rosettes available to sponsor for all the in hand purebred classes £40 for whole event.
Saddlebred classes & Group Championships: £50.
In hand Pure ASB
In Hand Part ASB Kindly sponsored for the 2021 show.
Sports Horse Champs Kindly sponsored for the 2021 show.
Breed In Hand Champs
Open In Hand Champs
Breed Ridden Champs Kindly sponsored for the 2021 show.
Open Ridden Champs
Championship rosettes and sashes to Champion & Reserve.
Supreme In Hand Championship Kindly sponsored for the 2021 show.
Supreme Ridden Championship (£100)
& Saddlebred Ridden Championship
Championship rosettes to all. Flower garlands to top two.
Our thanks to those that have already pledged sponsorship for our 2021 event, if you would like to join them please get in touch:
Headquarters & Treasurer:
USA-UK, 24 Coton Grove, Shirley, Solihull, Birmingham, B90 1BS.
Membership Secretary, Hi-Points & Horse Registrar: 43 Woodman Close, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3EH.
Newsletter Editor & Show Liaison: 36 Philpot Square, Peterborough Road, London, SW6 3HT.