The ASAW gives you the opportunity to promote the breed you love. By becoming a member, you’ll help shape the future of American Saddlebred in the upper Midwest. We also encourage you to be an active participant. The ASAW is a non-profit organization, made up of volunteers just like you. Membership and horse nomination fees are our primary source of revenue. We use these fees to not only fund our many Saddlebred related activities, but also to help finance the ASAW Scholarship Fund. Each year, three scholarships totaling $8,000 are awarded to deserving young adults at the ASAW Summerfun Horse Show.
Do it for the breed. Today, it’s more important than ever to make sure the public understands why the American Saddlebred is such a remarkable animal. Supporting the ASAW is a great way to continue to make sure the word gets out that the American Saddlebred is not only a performance horse, but also a truly fun and versatile animal.
Do it for the people. Half the fun of being an ASAW member is meeting the great variety of people who share your passion for these wonderful animals. The ASAW sponsors a number of events annually to showcase the American Saddlebreds and folks like you, who help make this breed so interesting to watch, ride and drive. Three of our major events are the ASAW Annual Awards Banquet, the ASAW Summer Showcase Show, and the ASAW SummerFun Horse Show. All of these gatherings are a great way to meet other Saddlebred enthusiasts and learn more about this special breed. The ASAW is a great source of news and information about Saddlebreds. In addition, the ASAW will provide you news about horse shows, clinics, meetings and anything else affecting Saddlebreds in Wisconsin and the nation.
Do it to compete. If you have a horse (or access to one), and plan to show them, the ASAW offers you a chance to compete for high-point trophies in over 80 categories. We present these awards annually, for ASAW approved A and B circuit shows, in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, on the basis of performance.
Do it to save. As an ASAW member you can join the American Horse Show Association (AHSA) and the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) at a reduced rate. Even just an ASHA associate membership entitles you to a subscription of their awarding magazine, The American Saddlebred. In addition, the ASAW has recently worked to get some extra valuable benefits specifically for ASAW members. These benefits are easily worth over $75 in value. Our new special benefits even include an ASAW prescription drug discount card. Our ASAW Benefit Partners include Pizza Hut, Valvoline Oil, Horse Emporium, Thunder Bay Grille, Osteen Photography and Careington International (prescription drug discount card). Look for these valuable benefit coupons when you receive your ASAW membership confirmation letter.
Do it out of love. Would you like to see more American Saddlebreds in your area…as well as more happy Saddlebred owners, riders, and drivers and how about more Saddlebred shows? The ASAW gives you the opportunity to help accomplish these goals by promoting the breed you love. By becoming a member, you’ll help shape the future of American Saddlebreds in the upper Midwest. We also encourage you to be an active participant. The ASAW is a non-profit organization, made up of volunteers just like you. Membership and horse nomination fees are our primary source of revenue. We use these fees to not only fund our many Saddlebred related activities, but also to help finance the ASAW Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Fund provides over $9,000 of scholarship money to deserving young adults headed to college. Your membership support of the ASAW helps make this possible.