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.

Judges: to be confirmed.


The 2018 schedule can still be viewed on the right hand side of every page of the website. It was a qualifier for: HOPE Best of the Best Championships, Great Midlands Horse Show, Royal London Show, Foreign Breed Society Championship Show and the VHS Veteran Championships (Golden Ticket).


ENTRIES CAN BE MADE ONLINE VIA OUR PayPal payments page. (Entry Forms must ALSO be submitted). 

If you require stabling please contact Lynn Jarvis first to ensure there are spaces available. (Please note stabling request have now been submitted to the college and as such are no longer available to book).


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

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: Lynnusauk@aol.com


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) – available to sponsor £8 each, £60 for 10 classes, £100 for all the in hand classes or £125 for all ridden classes.


Best Junior Rider/Whip rosettes available to sponsor £50 for whole event.


Group Championships: £75.  Championship rosettes and sashes to Champion & Reserve.

Youth Championship class: £100.  Championship rosettes and garlands to Champion & Reserve, bling rosettes to 6th place.


Supreme In Hand Championship, Supreme Ridden Championship & Saddlebred Ridden Championship:
Rosettes £50 (per championship),
Garlands £100 (per championship),
Combined awards £125 (per championship)
Championship rosettes to top 6. Flower garlands to top two. Participation bling awards to all others in respective championship(s).

Our thanks to the following for pledging to be 2018 show sponsors:

The Abbott Family

Sarah Berrisford

Ann Blackaby

British Morgan Horse Society
Chubarry Appaloosas

Colourkade Saddlebreds
Carol Alanda Cooper

Virginia Draper

Friesians Scotland

Garlands Galore

Jill & John Gosling

Robin & Shirley Hepworth

Hope Show

KC Saddlebreds

Alexandra Jourdan

Manda King

Catherine Legg

Lusitano Breed Society of GB

Lyn Moran

British Morgan Horse Society

Helen Nicholas

The Palmer Family

Staroak Designs

Patricia Pomp

Sophie Print

Lisa randle

Redheart Appaloosas

Roundhills Farm
Emma Taylor

Teardrops Equine Memorial Jewellery

Tudor Morgans

Jill Ward

Rhian Williams

Winners Circle UK


And to those that have already donated pledged for the 2019 event:

Carol Alanda Cooper
Victoria Draper
Rob Holden
KC Saddlebreds
Catherine Legg
Rachel Palmer

Chris Porter


First aid for the 2016, 2017 & 2018 event supplied by Obs Medics.

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


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

A4 May Festival 2018.pdf
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A4 London Counties 2018.pdf
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Passport Form 2017.pdf
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Membership application form.pdf
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Covering certificates.pdf
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