Saddlebred Society of South Africa

Welcome to Saddlebred Society of South Africa


We are the official body overseeing the breeding, registering and showing of Saddlebred Horses in South Africa



It should be the objective of each person, in which ever way he be involved with Saddlebred horses, to promote the well being of Saddlebred in general and to do whatever is required to make provision for retired Saddlebred horses.


  Saddlebred As a Sport

As an equestrian sport the Saddlebred is unknown mainly due to the fact that equitation is not an Olympic sport. South Africa initiated an international competition known as The World Cup, initially only between South Africa and the United States of America.

This competition has grown in stature to the extent that in 1996 the aforementioned countries were joined by Canada, Namibia and the United Kingdom.


  Saddlebred Breeders News

The annual Saddlebred Society and Affiliates meeting took place on 9-11 August 2016 in Bloemfontein. Please take note of the following urgent changes that will affect all horse owners.   View the full newsletter


  Saddlebred Regional & Show Dates

Please familiarize yourself with all the important dates and latest rule changes and other aspects governing our sport.

Show Dates Rule Changes


  Rule Book

VERY IMPORTANT to familiarise yourself with the latest Rules and Rule Changes. Make sure that you are well informed about these rules, as well as the Drug Rules, Prohibited Substances, and the prescribed Veterinary Treatment Forms. View the Rule Book


We are proud to announce that the Saddlebred will be represented and exhibited at NAMPO, to be held from 16-19 May 2017 near Bothaville. The exhibition will be situated behind the sheep complex.

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