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 Whitsun Sunday in May (the end of the month).
Show Date for 2020: 24th May
Venue: Moreton Morrell College, Warwickshire, CV35 9BL.
Booked Judges: Vera Huddleston, Chris Porter, Lorraine Rowntree, Sadie Keys
We had a fantastic show in 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 email@example.com FIRST to ensure there are spaces available.
For 2020 there will also be some onsite rooms avalable too, details in the 2020 schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: It is with regret that we have had to CANCEL the 2020 May Festival Show due to the escalating and ongoing coronavirus situation.
We have booked the same day next year (23rd May 2021) and look forward to seeing you all there - we hope you will continue to
CONFIRMED JUDGES FOR 2021 - Chris Porter & Vera Huddleston.
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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), 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 2020 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 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 Kindly sponsored for the 2020 show.
Sports Horse Champs Kindly sponsored for the 2020 show.
Breed In Hand Champs
Open In Hand Champs
Breed Ridden Champs Kindly sponsored for the 2020 show.
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
Championship rosettes to all. Flower garlands to top two.
Our thanks to those that have already pledged sponsorship for our 2020 event, if you would like to join them please get in touch: This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus, however if you would like to help us make the 2021 event the best ever, then please get in touch.
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