American Saddlebred Versatility Association

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Western Dressage Association  of America (WDAA) 2016 World Championship Horse Show, 9/29-10/2 at the Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, Oklahoma. "Join Our Annual Celebration of the Partnership between Horse and Rider."  For more info, email "We had some outstanding Saddlebred horses competing at last year's show.  The athleticism and outstanding disposition of this amazing breed make them wonderful competitors in Western Dressage." ~ Ellen Dibella, WDAA President


Site updated 09/09/16


The Purpose of the American Saddlebred Versatility Association, aka VERSA, is to promote and encourage the versatile character and use of the American Saddlebred horse by promoting opportunities to compete in many equestrian disciplines and to educate and inform the public about the versatile character of the American Saddlebred horse. VERSA is an American Saddlebred Horse Assoc. (ASHA) charter club.

VERSA has committed to sponsoring an In-Hand Class for American Saddlebreds and Half-American Saddlebreds at the 42nd Annual Dressage at Devon Horse Show.  The 2016 six day show dates are 9/27 to 10/2.   Our Individual Breed Class (IBC) class is scheduled for Thursday, 9/29. This is a great opportunity to introduce our breed to the public. Note that late entries will be accepted through 9/20. Spread the word!

NOTICE: Please refer to the attached bulletin - What You Need to Know to Enter the IBC.  Every effort is being made to encourage entries. This bulletin tells you what the entry requirements are.

“Dressage at Devon (DAD) - CDI-W/Y/J has been the premier North American equestrian event since 1975.  It combines world class dressage competition and the world's largest open breed show with the international Fall Festival shops and special activities for the entire family.”

Note that Saddlebred horses that are entered could also show in other classes, e.g. stallions, geldings, mares, etc. under saddle and dressage suitability. The prize list has been updated to include our breed class and is available now. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Vine at Susan is our contact with Melanie Sloyer, DAD Sr. V.P.

Give serious consideration to showing your horse(s)!  If unable to show, come watch and cheer for your favorites!  More than 29 breeds are represented at this event. Brochures to educate the public on our versatile breed will be made available. For info and the prize list please visit  Stay tuned for updates.

Many thanks to members and friends who have donated to the VERSA Sponsorship/Promotion fund. This is a great opportunity to promote the breed and we will be actively seeking more events worthy of support. Donations continue to be accepted. Mail to Treasurer, Gail Russell, 20725 S 5th Dr, Beatrice, NE 68310 - payable to VERSA.  Include a memo that your donation is for the Sponsorship/Promotion Fund.  

Message from VERSA President - The Saddlebred Registry (SR) discount for registration of Half-Saddlebreds from April 1 to October 1, 2016, along with the SR Sport Horse Committee’s great new tri-fold brochure publicizing the opportunity to register these horses is an area in which VERSA, the entire Charter Club network and you can have a significant impact.  For a copy of the brochure and application, please click here.