Minnesota Saddlebred State Championship Rules
1. State Championships are earned by American Saddlebred (ASB) horses in performance classes and by riders in equitation classes (Exception: Any breed of horse is eligible to complete in the Open Pleasure classes).
2. For a horse to qualify, all owners must be members of the MSHA and must have paid the appropriate horse recording fee.
3. For an equitation rider to qualify, the rider must be a member of MSHA and must have paid the appropriate equitation rider recording fee.
4. If multiple riders show the same horse and want to qualify for the State Championship program, each rider must be a MSHA member and must have paid the appropriate horse recording fee.
5. To be eligible for the State Championships, the horse or rider must show in their respective class or classes at a minimum of three qualifying shows and show in the corresponding class at the Minnesota Saddlebred State Championship Horse Show. Shows for qualifying will be counted after the appropriate fees have been received by MSHA as noted in numbers 2 to 4 above.
6. Horse or rider may qualify by showing at a minimum of three qualifying shows. Qualifying shows are as follows:
Spring Tune-Up Horse Show
F.A.S.H. Inc. Spring Horse Show
Summerfest Horse Show
Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show
The Capitol Classic I & II Horse Shows
North Star Americana Horse Show
Washington County Fair Horse Show
Octoberfest Horse Show
In the Five-Gaited, Three-Gaited, Fine Harness and Park classes, if an amateur class is not offered at a specific qualifying show, showing in the Open class will count as a qualifying class.