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

Wishing the very best to both the Junior and Senior Protea teams as they prepare for the International Saddle Seat Invitational against teams from the USA this upcoming week.

(Credit to photographers.)

Junior and Senior Protea teams


  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 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



2020 SA Saddlebred National Championships - World's Open Air Saddlebred Championship Show - BLOEMFONTEIN 20 to 25 April 2020

This event will represent the best that the South African bloodstock has to offer and will once again be true to the promise of excitement and entertainment unique to the Saddlebred breed.

A world class event not to be missed!

2019 Results


Most Versatile Breed





Volvo Trucks








Thank you to all our Sponsors for 2019 SA National Championships