The American Saddlebred Association of Maine takes great pride in promoting America's Horse: The Saddlebred

We invite you to join us at any of our events!

The American Saddlebred breed originated in The United States around the time of the Civil War. Saddlebreds descended from other riding horses such as the Narragansett Pacer, Morgan and Thoroughbred. Their easy going gaits made them a perfect fit for plantation owners in the 1800’s. They were used as mounts for many generals in the Civil War including Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and William Sherman. Back then they were referred to as the “American Horse”.

Today, American Saddlebreds are used for a wide variety of disciplines. Their refined features and high-stepping gaits make them the top choice for equine performance competitions. Their agreeable temperament allows them to be excellent carriage horses as well as dressage mounts and their athletic ability make them ideal for jumping, endurance and trail riding. They have kind and willing personalities, which makes them suitable for children.

The American Saddlebred Association of Maine is a chapter of ASHA. The club typically puts on two horse shows each season, a one-day show at the Hollis Equestrian Center and the 3 day Summer Spectacular at Deerfield Fairgrounds, in Deerfield, NH.

August 30, 31 – September 1, 2024

Summer Spectacular SHOW

2023 ASAM Final Point Standings
for all Challenge and Annual Trophies

For those of you who didn’t make it to The Summer Spectacular, we still have some t-shirts left! These t-shirts are made by Bella and Canvas so they are very soft and so comfortable. The orange and mauve are available in adult unisex sizes xs-2xl. The children’s blue shirts are available in unisex sizes Small-Large. Cost is $20 per shirt which includes shipping. Please make your check payable to ASAM and mail to:
Amber McAllister
31 David Louis Drive
Durham ME 04222
Be sure to include your mailing address. Thank you for your support!

NEWS for 2024 Coming Soon

Retirement ceremony for Jean Pool owned by Courtney Grant.


President: Amber McAllister

V. President: Becky Gagnon

Secretary: Regan Grant

Treasurer: Peggy Drummey


Rusty Morrison

Tari Hodgkins

Courtney Grant

Sarah Lettre

Jo Hight