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 2017: 28th May.

Held at Onley GEC, Rugby.
Judges: Mrs Britt Evans, Lorraine Rowntree & Sue Hirons and Karoline Thorpe.


Many thanks to everyone that supported the 2016 event, competitors, judges, officials and spectators - results are now online (pdf file at the bottom of this page) and photos can be viewed and purchased from our official show photographer: www.media.lightning-bolt.net


The 2017 schedule can be found on the right hand side of every page on the website. If you would like to pledge sponsorship for, or want to place an advert in the show programme, then please get in touch.


We are pleased to announce 14 NEW youngstock classes for the afternoon. You can come along in the morning for the open youngstock and breed classes (which qualify you for the Supreme In Hand Championships via the various group championships) and then in the afternoon there are at least 2 additional classes for everyone with 1-3 year olds (more if you have a partbred foreign breed). Hopefully you will all enjoy this additional showing experience and there is also your own Youngstock Championship in the main arena at the end.


The 2016 show was a qualifier for: HOPE Best of the Best Championships, BPS Cream of the Crop Championships, Midlands Royal London Show and the BMHS Road Hack Championships.


Below is footage of the 2016 May Festival.......Lets hope next year is even better!!!!!




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).




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. Sponsors details on ribbons and lineage advertising in schedule and programme.

Group Championship Sponsorship - £75. Sponsors details on sashes and ribbons, full page advert in  show programme, plus advertising in our Summer (2017) newsletter.

Saddlebred In Hand Championships - £100 (Purebred In Hand, Partbred In Hand). Sponsors details on ribbons, full page advert in show programme and Summer (2017) newsletter.

Supreme Championships - £150 (Grand In Hand, Grand Ridden & Saddlebred Performance). Sponsors details on ribbons, advert in schedule, full page advert in show programme and Summer (2017) newsletter.


Sponsors details will also be included in the online show schedule, as and when received and printing on the ribbon / tails if payment is made by December 2016.


Advertising is also available in the show programme - £45 full page, £30 half page and £25 quarter page - all in colour.


Our thanks to our 2017 show sponsor pledges to date:

Aztec Owners Group: www.freewebs.com/aztecandalusians/

British Palomino Society: www.thebritishpalominosociety.co.uk

Kim Bonny

Colourkade Saddlebreds

Elegant Equine Designs: www.elegantequinedesigns.com

Equuleus Stud: www.falabellahorses.com

Garlands Galore: Email
Jill & John Gosling

Robin & Shirley Hepworth

Lynn Herd

Hirons Stud

Horse Show Garlands: Email

Alexandra Jourdan

KC Sadlebreds

Manda King

Mistrals Stud: www.spanishhorsebreedersuk.co.uk

Monnington Morgans
Rachel Palmer
Patricia Pomp

Roundhill Stud

Tim & Clare Northcott

Lisa Randle

Redheart Appaloosas: www.redheartappaloosas.co.uk

Roundhill's Stud

South West Iberian Show: www.southwestiberianshow.co.uk

Tudor Morgans

Di Whiting

Sally Willink

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

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


Foto4Events will be our official photographers for the 2017 show. Visit them at: http://fotos4events.co.uk


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.


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


Horse Registrar:

(Address current till August 2017) 108A Broughton Road, London, SW6 2LB.

Popular Forms

Passport Form 2016.pdf
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Membership application form.pdf
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May Festival 2017.pdf
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London Counties 2017.pdf
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FBS Champs Show 2017.pdf
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USA-UK Show rules with disclaimer form.p[...]
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Covering certificates.pdf
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Hi_Points_Log 2017.pdf
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