The Roadster belonged to the country doctor and the itinerant preacher in days gone by.
Famous for its fast trot and ability to go long distances, it was the forerunner of the
harness horses you see on the racetrack today. Shown at a jog trot, Road Gait and then
at speed, the horses are either hitched to a two-wheeled cart (bike) or a four-wheeled wagon,
or shown under saddle. The drivers and riders wear racing silks in farm colors.
Roadsters should show animation, brilliance, and competition-ring presence with straight and
true action in the jog-trot and Road Gait. "At speed," the horse must show speed and still go in form.
To learn more about the Roadster discipline, visit the American Road Horse and Pony Association at www.americanroadhorsepony.com.