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


  Urgent Attention

We would like to remind all our members once again that the WELFARE of our horses are of utmost importance, in fact, it is THE most important. Mistreatment in or out of the showring, will NOT be tolerated nor inhumane training methods. Spot checks will be done and dealt with.




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 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



The annual South African Saddlebred Championships took place in Bloemfontein during 23-28 April 2018. This event represented the best that the South African bloodstock had to offer and held once again true to the promise of excitement and entertainment unique to the saddlebred breed.

2018 Results


Most Versatile Breed





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Thank you to all our Sponsors for 2018 SA National Championships