United Saddlebred Association-UK
United Saddlebred Association-UK

May Festival Show

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 2020: 24th May

Venue: Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire, CV35 9BL.

Booked Judges: Sally Chamberlain, Chris Porter, Lorraine Rowntree, Sadie Keys



Our 2019 Judges were: Andries Domburg (Netherlands)Sue Hirons (UK), Kay Michelle Smith (UK), Lorraine Rowntree (UK), Sadie Keys (UK) - big thank you to them all for their hard work and making the event such a success. We had a fantastic show this year (2019) and are now planning the 2020 event, which will be even better as we will be celebrtaing our 25th anniversary as an Association.


2019 & 2020 Show Photographer: Simon Coates Photography


The 2020 show will be a qualifier for: HOPE Best of the Best Championships, Royal London Show, APHS Foreign Breed Festival Shows National Finals and the VHS Veteran Championships (Golden Ticket). If competitors would like us to consider other qualifiers for 2020, please get in touch.


ENTRIES for the show (in due time) 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. 


For 2020 there will also be some onsite rooms avalable too. More details to follow in the 2020 schedule.


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), Fully Supercharged (2019)




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).


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.


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 2020 show.


Best Junior/Youth Rider Kindly sponsored for the 2020 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

Hunter ASB


Breed In Hand Champs

Open In Hand Champs

Walk/Trot Champs

Breed Ridden Champs

Open Ridden Champs  

Championship rosettes and sashes to Champion & Reserve. 


Supreme In Hand Championship Kindly sponsored for the 2020 show.

 Supreme Ridden Championship (£100)

 & Saddlebred Ridden Championship (£100) 
Championship rosettes to all. Flower garlands to top two. 

Our thanks to those that supported our 2019 event:



Our thanks to those that have already pledged sponsorship for our 2020 event, if you would like to join them please get in touch:

2019 May Festival Results.pdf
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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

Popular Forms

Membership application form.pdf
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Passport Form 2017.pdf
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HiPoint Log 2019.pdf
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USA-UK Show affiliaiton form.pdf
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USAUK Show Rules 2019.pdf
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USAUK JUDGES LIST 2019 for website.pdf
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Covering certificates.pdf
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