US Equestrian offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

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.


Terri Dolan

American Road Horse & Pony Association

Recognized National Affiliate Association

The object of the ARHPA is to promote the training and exhibiting of the Roadster horse and pony and to promote and sponsor activities and events that create enthusiasm, use, pleasure, and interest in the Roadster horse and pony.

You can visit the American Road Horse & Pony Association at their website:

Forms and Publications

ARHPA Horse ID Application

All Roadster Horses competing in licensed competitions must be properly identified and obtain a Roadster Horse Identification number from the American Road Horse and Pony Association.



Majority Opinion Three Judge Scoring System

Explanation of the Majority Opinion System (MOS)

Roadster USEF Lite Information Sheet

USEF has added an additional show called USEF Lite. This new structure was created to provide another avenue for competitions to be licensed with US Equestrian while experiencing a modified application of some of the rules. If you have any further questions feel free to contact Nicole Zerbee at [email protected] or 859-225-6952

USEF Lite License Application

USEF Lite License Application