Membership is based on the calendar year and is open to any interested party whether or not he or she owns a horse. There are 3 membership levels: Individual, Family, and Academy. Benefits of membership include:
1. All members have club voting privileges (except Academy members)
2. Each member receives the NCASHA newsletter
3. Each member is eligible for year-end High Point Awards

General membership meetings are held twice a year.
Access to agendas and notes are provided to members.

Membership fees are assessed each year and are reflected on the membership form. To download a membership form for the current year,
click here: NCASHA Membership Form
Send the completed membership form and a check for the fee to the address indicated on the form. Returning members should reapply no later than March 1. PLease note that if dues are paid BEFORE Jan. 15th they can pay 2014 rates ($25 academy, $25 regular, $40 family).New members can apply at any time during the calendar year.

Meeting Minutes and Charter Bylaws can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the documents below:

February 2011
January 2010
Charter Bylaws

NCASHA and ASHA Hight Point Programs

The American Saddlebred Horse Association as well as its local Northern California Chapter, NCASHA, both offer high point award programs to encourage the riding and showing of American Saddlebreds. PDF’s containing details of each program can be downloaded below.

ASHA High Point Awards Program
There are many awards programs offered through the ASHA. This High Point program is specifically designed to recognize the achievements of all horses registered with the American Saddlebred Registry competing in all disciplines at all levels. It expands the eligibility requirements and variety of classes that can be counted toward an award. Please download and read the .pdf document below. It contains all the critical information. Keep in mind:

  • It is the responsibility of the rider/competitor/owner of the chosen horse to make sure a show under consideration for high point purposes is listed in the current year’s ASHA horse show data base: (choose All Competitions); if you cannot find your show, petition the manager (even for non-USEF licensed competitions) to notify ASHA as to the dates, location, and manager before the competition is held so that it can qualify as a high point show.
  • It is the responsibility of the rider/competitor/owner to notify the show manager that appropriate class results should be submitted to the ASHA no later than 10 days after the show and within the qualifying period of December 1 to November 30. It is also the exhibitor’s responsibility to check what has been submitted for accuracy.

For full details, ASHA High Point Program

NCASHA High Point Awards Program
In coordination with ASHA’s national programs, NCASHA’s role as a promoter and supporter of local Saddlebred ownership and enjoyment is highlighted through its own various high point programs. For details, please download any of the documents below:

  • High Point Award: Champion and Reserve High Point ASB Awards will be
    given out each year. Horses must be shown in at least 2 of the NCASHA identified shows in any of the identified divisions. Exhibitors must be active NCASHA members. Points are accumulated during the calendar year, and awards are presented at the annual NCASHA Awards Banquet. NCASHA-sponsored show secretaries will automatically record all points. No action is required by the exhibitor.
    NCASHA high point rules
  • Academy and Beginning Rider High Point: Exhibitor must show in at least 2 of the identified NCASHA shows and be a current Academy (or higher) member of NCASHA. Points will be given for only those classes identified as Academy or Beginning Rider. NCASHA-sponsored show secretaries will automatically record all points. No action is required by the exhibitor. Please carefully read the document below for further details on horse and rider eligibility.
    NCASHA academy rules

  • NCASHA Open Competition High Point: Champion and Reserve High Point Awards will be given out each year. Exhibitors must be active NCASHA members. To promote showing where Saddlebreds compete against other breeds, any competitive event is eligible as long as it is not restricted to Saddlebreds. Open classes in recognized ASB shows will NOT count toward this award. Exhibitors are responsible for sending their results into the NCASHA Secretary. Results received after October 15 will be counted toward the following year. Please see the document below for more detail.
    NCASHA open comp rules

  • NCASHA Pleasure Riding Award: NCASHA wants to encourage those members who don’t yet own or choose not to campaign an ASB to ride and enjoy the breed. Points will be awarded for hours in the saddle…in any non-competitive activity, including riding lessons. Rider is responsible for sending description and hour totals, as well as horse and owner name to the NCASHA Secretary no later than October 15 to be counted in the current year. Hours accumulated after October 15 will count toward the following year. Please see document below for more detail.
    NCASHA pleasure rules

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