At the 2020 United Professional Horsemen's Association National Conference, the American Saddlebred Horse Association Equine Welfare Advocacy Committee (EWAC) made a presentation to both the American Saddlebred Registry and ASHA Board of Directors that sought to recognize champion sport horses with a permanent prefix of CH-SH (Sport Horse) on their registration. Both boards unanimously approved this new designation, which will be modeled on the 15 point scale of the current CH and CH-EQ designations.
The initial tracks by which a sport horse can earn its CH-SH designation will be dressage, endurance, and eventing. ASHA EWAC was tasked with assisting in the promotion of the versatility of the breed in the 2019 ASHA Strategic Plan and is excited about this unanimous acceptance of the new designation, which will allow recognition of more outstanding Saddlebred athletes.
Watch for more information regarding the new program.
-- via ASHA