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ASHA Charter Club * Serving New Hampshire & Vermont

 
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H2014 OCTOBERFEST SHOW UPDATE - THE FUN STUFF!

We would like to update you on the fun stuff happening at the show this week. 

>Wednesday night will be our set up Pizza Party

>Thursday we will be serving cake from Cerrato’s

>Bakery after the last class of the evening         

>Friday night will be our Exhibitor’s Party with DJ Caleb Noble, Chinese Food, nominate your trainer to take part in our hippity hop contest and bring your carved and or decorated pumpkins to be judged at the party

>Saturday afternoon will be the Individual Costume Contest followed by Trick or Treating through the barns.

>Saturday night we will be judging our Group Costumes as well as our Party Around The Ring featuring hot and cold hor d’oeuvres  

Of course we will have coffee and donuts every morning and we will be judging stall decorations as well.   Safe travels to all and we hope to see you all at the show!

H2014 AFFILIATED SHOW LIST AVAILABLE

TSASA Affiliated Show List has been updated
Go to the  Pointed Shows  page for listing

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TSASA YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

TSASA will be awarding two $500.00 scholarships to deserving young members of our club who will be continuing their education at a post secondary institution.  The applicants must be a member in good standing with TSASA for at least 2 years and be a high school senior or college student. 

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A SHORT HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SADDLEBRED

  In the 18th century, American colonists crossed the Narragansett Pacer with the Thoroughbred. Known as the American Horse, this cross was used in the Revolutionary War, and made its way into Kentucky. In the 1800s, the breed become known as the Kentucky Saddler. Used mainly on plantations because of its comfortable, ground-covering gaits, and sure-footed manner, it was developed into a very stylish, fancy horse: beautiful for harness, strong enough for farm work, and fast enough for match races.


In the 1830s, Morgan and Thoroughbred blood was added to give the breed more substance and action. This produced the American Saddlebred. The horse gained popularity in the 1840s. The stallion Denmark, born in 1839, became the foundation sire, with over 60% of today's Saddlebreds tracing back to this one horse.


After the American Civil War ended, breeders began promoting the breed as a show horse, breeding for flash and animation, and earning the breed one its nicknames, "The Peacock of the Horse World," considered a term of admiration.


Breed characteristics include well-proportioned conformation, personality, stamina, large wide set expressive eyes, well sprung ribs and a strong level back.


Twin State American Saddlebred serves the needs and interests of Saddlebred owners, breeders, trainers and riders from the twin state area of New Hampshire and Vermont. 




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THE
AMERICAN
SADDLEBRED

FOR SHOW
AND PLEASURE

UNDER SADDLE
IN HARNESS
OR IN HAND