Welcome to the SOSSHA website
Home of the Southwest Ohio Spotted Saddlehorse Association

We are a non-profit organization whose goals are for social and recreational purposes only and to preserve and promote the Spotted Saddle Horse breed.

The Southwestern Ohio Spotted Saddle Horse Club, also known as “SOSSHA”, was established in 1993 by Fred and Gilda Winkler of Waynesville, Ohio, including current founding members, Faye and Wendell Carver and Evan and Connie Planck.  Since the Spotted Saddle Horse is so versatile, you will find us in the show ring as well as on the trail.  The first SOSSHA show was a huge success! The club, including Show Chairman Connie Planck and President, Grover Temple, received an award for the largest one night spotted show in the United States. Since that time, the club has seen two of its members, Wendell Carver and Ed Conley, capture SSHBEA World Grand Championship wins at Shelbyville, TN Fall Celebration.  SOSSHA is also affiliated with the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (known as SSHBEA), a non-profit, member-owned corporation formed in 1985 to preserve the pedigree of the Spotted Saddle Horse. SOSSHA schedules monthly club trail rides from April to November at many different state parks in KY, IN, TN and OH. Our Trail Boss always insures us a great time.  

The Spotted Saddle Horse is a versatile breed and these horses can easily be trail ridden one day and shown in the ring the next.  This colorful horse possesses a smooth, easy gait that provides hours of pleasure in the saddle. Not only will you enjoy a most pleasurable ride on the trail aboard a Spotted Saddle Horse, but also the beautifully unique color patterns offered by this fast-growing breed will set you apart from the crowd.  To learn more about this breed, visit the SSHBEA (Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Assoc) website:  


WARNING: The love you'll find for these naturally gaited horses is
definitely contagious!

Please enjoy your visit to our web site and be sure to check our monthly meeting dates and locations. New members are always welcome and "spots" are not required. We welcome members who share our passion for horses, regardless of the breed - in the show ring or on the trail! Visit News & Info for information and an Application Form.

Thanks for visiting SOSSHA's web site  - enjoy your visit!



SOSSHA at Brown County Indiana August 2017 Club Ride
SOSSHA at Brown County, Indiana August 2017 Club Ride
SOSSHA at Midwest Trail Ride - Norman IN June 2012
SOSSHA at Midwest Trail Ride - Norman, IN June 2012
SOSSHA at Hueston Woods - Spring 2016
SOSSHA at Hueston Woods - Spring 2016
Fun Show  East Fork - June 2016
Fun Show @ East Fork - June 2016