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Submission guidelines

Thank you for your interest in Saddle & Bridle. We hope these guidelines are helpful as you prepare your submission. 

Magazine Focus: Saddle & Bridle is a show horse magazine, dedicated to the American Saddlebred and related breeds and types – the Hackney pony, Friesian, Morgan and roadster horse. The magazine keeps amateur exhibitors and professionals connected through the latest news, events and trends, and takes an in-depth look at the people and horses who shape the show horse industry. With rare exceptions, Saddle & Bridle’s content is directed to adult readers.

Suggested Articles:

We accept nonfiction articles on the training, breeding or showing of saddle seat show horses and ponies, including:

  • Informative “how to” articles
  • Historical pieces
  • Human-interest stories
  • In-depth profiles

What NOT to send:

  • Fiction
  • Book reviews
  • Tributes to deceased horses
  • Horse show stories: horse show coverage is always assigned
  • Question and answer interviews/profiles
  • Series, columns and multi-part articles: these are assigned to staff writers only

  • How to submit:

You may submit your work via email to or via regular mail to:

Saddle & Bridle Magazine
ATTN: Submissions
375 Jackson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130

Submissions sent by regular mail will not be returned, so please do not send original copies of your work.

We read all submissions but regret that, due to volume, we are unable to contact you unless your submission is considered for publication.

Saddle & Bridle does not offer compensation for unsolicited submissions.

Manuscript requirements:

Submissions should be less than 1,600 words. In rare cases longer submissions will be accepted. There is no minimum word limit. Manuscripts should be sent as a Microsoft Word attachment. They should be single-spaced with a 1-inch margin, in 12 font. Acceptable fonts are Times New Roman, Arial or Cambria.

The author’s name, address, phone number and email address should appear in the upper left corner of the first page.

There is no need to number your pages or add notifiers such as (more), (continued) or ### at the end of your pages or stories.

Photo considerations:

Many great story ideas cannot be considered if we are unable to find photos to illustrate them. If specific photos will be essential to your piece, please indicate what photos are available to accompany it. The availability of professional-quality high-resolution digital images makes your manuscript more likely to be selected.

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