Saddlebred September! – Part 3

Submitted by Sheila P. – Nautica the American Saddlebred switched over to dressage at age 12 after being my successful saddle seat Equitation horse. Together, he and I have earned our rider and horse performance certificates at Training Level as well as qualifying for the USDF All-Breed awards for Training Level American Saddlebred. Additionally, dressage has helped this horse rehab correctly following a catastrophic sacrum fracture and three-year rehab. We are looking toward First Level in the 2022 show season!

Celebrating American Saddlebreds!!  This month on YourDressage, we are celebrating the graceful Saddlebred and Saddlebred crosses of all kinds.  Dressage riders who choose Saddlebreds as their mounts are eligible for Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards as the American Saddlebred Horse and Breeders Association is on our Participating Organization list.

We recently asked our social media followers to share photos of their Saddlebreds, and let us know what makes them so special. Below, you can see some of their photos and stories. For more awesome photos, check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Saddlebred September! 

Do you have a dressage Saddlebred you’d like to share with the YourDressage community? E-mail us at for your chance to be featured! Stay tuned to YourDressage as we celebrate #DancingSaddlebreds, with photo galleries and exclusive stories from Saddlebred enthusiasts across the country!

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