Welcome to the Northwest Saddlebred Association. We are a friendly western outpost of enthusiasm for the American Saddlebred Horse, a uniquely American breed, with origins in the earliest days of the Republic. Known as the Peacock of the Show Ring, Saddlebreds were originally bred for intelligence, comfortable gaits and versatility. Today Saddlebreds draw on this heritage, participating in multiple equine activities. Please explore our website, to learn more about American Saddlebred horses’ roles in developing the nation, their history here in the upper left hand corner, and for opportunities to meet us and our wonderful horses.