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Forms

 

CLICK HERE  to download our Boarding Agreement

CLICK HERE  to download our Training Agreement

CLICK HERE  to download our Riding Release and Waiver

 

 

2017 Show and Event Calendar


Adult Riding Clinic with Cindy Mugnier
Matthew Roberts Stables, Cave Creek, AZ
February 3 – 5, 2017

Youth Riding Clinic with Gayle Lampe
Matthew Roberts Stables, Cave Creek, AZ
February 10 – 12, 2017

Scottsdale Arabian
WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
February 16 – 26, 2017

Carousel Charity
WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
March 16 – 19, 2017

Diamond Jubilee
Del Mar Horse Park, Del Mar, CA
April, 6 – 9, 2017

California SpringFest
Rolling Hills Equestrian Center, Corning, CA
April 27 – 30, 2017

Spotlight
Deer Springs Equestrian Center, San Marcos, CA
May 13 – 14, 2017

Spring Southwest Classic
WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
May 27, 2017

Charity Fair
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
June 6 – 9, 2017

Santa Barbara National
Earl Warren Showgrounds, Santa Barbara, CA
July 6 – 8, 2017

Kentucky State Fair
Kentucky State Fairgrounds, Louisville, KY
August 19 – 26, 2017

Oregon State Fair
Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem, OR
August 31 – September 3, 2017

Fall Southwest Classic
WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
September 9, 2017

NWSA Fall Classic and Futurity
Oregon Horse Center, Eugene, OR
September 20 – 23, 2017, 2017

St. Louis National Charity
National Equestrian Center, St. Louis, MO
September 27 – October 1, 2017

Morgan Grand National
State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK
October 7 – 14, 2017

Arizona Saddle Horse Futurity
WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ
October 5 – 7, 2017

California Saddle Horse Futurity
South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, NV
October 27 – 29, 2017

Fall Fun Show
Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
November 5, 2017

UPHA/American Royal National Championship
Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
November 6 – 11, 2017

ASAA Chili Cook Off
Matthew Roberts Stables, Cave Creek, AZ
November 19, 2017

Jingle Bell
Del Mar Horse Park, Del Mar, CA
November 30 – December 3, 2017

Matthew Roberts Stables Annual Holiday Celebration
Matthew Roberts Stables, Cave Creek, AZ
December 17, 2017

 

 

Our Principles on Owning a Horse

 

Horse ownership is very rewarding and Matthew Roberts Stables encourages all individuals and families to engage in goal-setting and homework prior to beginning your search for the perfect horse. We assist with an assessment of your riding abilities, strengths, and limitations in order to select a horse with a temperament and level of ability that will most closely suit you.

Equine sportsmanship is a team sport, one of horse and rider. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you purchase a horse that matches your temperament and style. A reserved or timid rider is best suited to a horse that is calm and demonstrates a cool-headed style. Experienced riders will desire a very bright horse who responds to the slightest of commands with a high level of attentiveness. Matthew Roberts Stables prides itself on intimately understanding the American Saddlebred breed and possessing the competency to match the skill set of each rider with his or her potential equine partner.

Choosing an American Saddlebred to become part of your family is an exciting and rewarding experience. We look to the fundamentals of the breed itself and assist our clients with evaluating the bloodlines, noting specific examples of past well-renowned sires and dams that appear in the registration papers. Additionally, conformation is evaluated and we look at the qualities of motion, head set and the overall image of the horse. One of the most critical components in the selection process is that of the horse’s personality and is it a fit with the potential buyer. A horse’s personality encompasses its charisma, spirit, attitude, courage, intelligence, and spark — qualities that are all so distinctive in the American Saddlebred. When all the key elements converged, our clients are able to feel the thrill and get that special feeling inside that makes them smile. Then we know we’ve discovered the ultimate match. We believe the most important step with respect to horse ownership is to set a clear expectation. With this in place, the benefits and rewards stem from the joy and pride of American Saddlebred ownership coupled with travel, horse shows, new friends, and family.

Matthew Roberts Stables continually strives to perfect the marriage between horse and rider. We provide a constant evaluation of each team we are managing and embrace the opportunity of observing and instructing each client so they are able to learn new techniques from each and every horse they purchase throughout their career.

 

About Saddlebreds

 

The American Saddlebred, formerly known as the American Saddle Horse, was developed in Kentucky in the 19th Century by plantation owners. Their breeding foundation comes from Morgans, Narragansett Pacers, Canadian Horses, Spanish Horses and trotter stock with each breed contributing specific characteristics to build a tireless animal that is easy to train and handle. They played a large part in the development of American history, gained fame as a breed for their tireless service during the Civil War. The confederacy’s horse stock was made up almost exclusively from American Saddlebreds.

The ideal American Saddlebred is well-proportioned and presents a beautiful overall picture. Large, wide-set, expressive eyes and gracefully shaped ears set close together are positioned on a well-shaped head. They have a long upright neck, deeply sloping athletic shoulders, a good deep barrel, strong hindquarters, and long refined legs. Their tails and necks are carried high and they have a high stepping motion off powerful springy hocks. Their height typically ranges from 15 to 16+ hands and their personality is alert, intelligent, eager and gentle.

Chestnut colors in all its shades predominate, with browns, blacks, and bays available. Additionally, there are Saddlebreds that have been specially bred for the palomino and pinto colors, and greys can also occur.

Today, American Saddlebreds are well known as the “peacock of the horse show world.” They are most commonly seen in Saddle Seat style riding and in various types of driving, including pleasure driving and various types of fine harness competition. They are occasionally seen in other disciplines including dressage, hunter/jumper, and western riding. Due to their stature and good looks, they also are popular parade mounts and they are an excellent choice for trail riding, due to their comfortable gait and steady temperament.

 

Is an American Saddlebred the Right Choice for You?

 

That depends entirely upon the type of work you would like the horse to perform. If you would like a showy horse that likes to perform in the arena or would prefer a quiet, steady trail ride then the American Saddlebred is a good breed of choice. This breed can do it all.

 

 

Links

 

   The United States Equestrian Federation

http://usef.org

The membership of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. It is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its inception in 1917, the Federation has been dedicated to pursuing excellence and promoting growth, all while providing and maintaining a safe and level playing field for both its equine and human athletes.

   The American Saddlebred Horse Association

www.asha.net

The American Saddlebred Horse Association and the American Saddlebred Registry is the oldest breed registry in the United States for an American breed of horse. Today, there are over 8,000 active ASHA members, 50 ASHA Charter Clubs, and 40 ASHA Youth Clubs. ASHA carries out administrative, promotional and educational activities for the benefit of its members and the breed.

   The American Saddlebred Association of Arizona

www.arizonasaddlebreds.org

The American Saddlebred Association of Arizona (ASAA) is an American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) Charter Club that enriches the Saddlebred experience for members. They promote Saddlebreds at the local level in Arizona and help newcomers learn more about the breed, as well as offering many equine and social activities for our members’ education and enjoyment. Membership in the American Saddlebred Association of Arizona contributes significantly to safeguarding the integrity of the breed, promoting the use of Saddlebreds, and expanding the public’s knowledge of America’s original show and sport horse.

   American Morgan Horse Association

www.morganhorse.com

The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) exists to preserve, promote and perpetuate the Morgan breed. AMHA is an international membership organization serving 30 countries and the 50 US states.

   Dr. Laura M. Harris, DVM

www.lauraharrisdvm.com

An Equine Veterinarian whose routine service area includes the northern Phoenix metro area from Rio Verde to Peoria, and from Indian School Road to Anthem. On occasion, other arrangements can be made if scheduled in advance.

   Freedman Saddlery

www.freedmanharness.com

For six generations horsemen have respected, admired and valued the carriage harness bearing the maker’s mark of Freedman’s. After more than 200 years, Freedman’s is still the choice of Royalty, Heads of State, and owners of the best of the Grand Champion show Horses and Ponies. Handcrafted of the finest materials, with an exquisite attention to detail, a Freedman Harness is the standard of excellence in the art of the harness maker.

   Hartmeyer Saddlery

www.hartmeyer.com

The English Equestrian’s place to buy superb Saddleseat and Huntseat apparel.

   National Bridle Shop

www.nationalbridle.com

National Bridle’s experienced staff has proudly served the equestrian and gaited horse community for over 60 years. We are family owned and operated, and many of our products are still manufactured in our facility in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Over the years, the name “National Bridle Shop” has become synonymous with gaited horse equipment.

   Jarvis Insurance

www.jarvisinsurance.com

Jarvis Insurance has provided equine, liability, farm and ranch insurance since 1944.

   Rhinestone Rodeo

www.rhinestonerodeo.com

Bling perfect for your barn, yourself, school, club, teach, charity, family reunion, birthday party, fundraiser, wedding, sorority, bridal party, retail store, business & so much more! State of the art equipment, talented designers, fast turn around & really fair prices. Let them design something just for you!