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ASHA Charter Club * Serving New Hampshire & Vermont

HANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING 12/2/14

The Annual Membership Meeting will be held at DYN, 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH  03101.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm.

H2014 YEAR END POINTS - POINTS BECOME FINAL 12/8/14

TSASA Year End Points are now available.  Points become final on Dec 8, 2014. 
For discrepancies, please e-mail Tracy Burkhead at  tracyburkhead@hotnail.com
For year end award ideas, e-mail Sue Arthur at
sarthur110@aol.com by Jan 2, 2015

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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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PROMOTING
THE
AMERICAN
SADDLEBRED

FOR SHOW
AND PLEASURE

UNDER SADDLE
IN HARNESS
OR IN HAND