Supporting  a Brighter Future

by standing for what we believe in today 

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where it is all about the horse....and so much more!

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July 19, 2014
For Immediate Release - NWHA Proudly Announces Annual Youth Achievement Award
The NWHA proudly announces the creation of the inaugural Annual Youth Achievement Award celebrating the achievements of NWHA youth members. The award will be presented to the youth member who exemplifies the highest level of dedication and support of the NWHA mission and organization by inspiring and educating others through leadership and communit
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July 18, 2014
The National - Dressage Tests
Dressage test for the 2014 Nationals Dressage Tests have now been posted on The NWHA National website.  Dressage Intro Level (Test B), Dressage Training Level (Test 2),  Dressage First Level (Test 2),  Dressage Second Level (Test 3). Dressage tests can be found on the versatility page of the website and are posted at
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June 26, 2014
NWHA News goes Digital
Exciting New Digital Magazine format for NWHA The National Walking Horse Association will release it's new digital magazine format beginning in the month of July. The new and exciting digital edition will take the place of  printed copies during 2014. The digital format will feature interactive ads that lead readers to web sites for farms, hor
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June 24, 2014
NWHA Breed Representatives - Walk On Washington
The National Walking Horse Association made history as one of the proud sponsors of the Walk on Washington event supporting the passage of the Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act held on June 18, 2014. NWHA proudly displayed an association banner as six breed representatives, including Leland and Linda Ritter’s National Grand Champion Allen A
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June 13, 2014
Circle Y Saddle - Raffle!
Do you want a chance at getting a fantastic saddle?
 Contact Mary Marshall at the NWHA office or Connie Holbrook to buy your raffle ticket now!  Tickets are $20 each and the raffle will be held at The National September 22-27, 2014.  It is a 16" seat, hand tooled, loaded with silve
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Let your farm, service and horses be seen by all

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NWHA always has something going on


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NWHA has a great team of people

Dedicated Board of Directors and

Active Committees

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and the greatest sound and natural flatshod walking horse show on earth...

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The National

September 22-27, 2014, Calsonic Arena

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Become a member .......

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The Walking Horse, the sole possessor of a uniquely inherited gait, a naturally-smooth, flowing 4-beat walk. Its gentleness and versatility make it an excellent family horse in the show ring and on the trails. For over a century, this horse has been walking naturally proud through American history.


To improve the lives of horses and people by encouraging responsibility and sportsmanship. It promotes educational and recreational activities while preserving the unique qualities of the Walking Horse. Our rules are structured to protect the welfare of the horse and provide an equitable horse-show affiliation program in which they may be exhibited, judged, and showcased in full compliance with the Federal Horse Protection Act of 1970. Our inspectors are USDA certified and take pride in providing thorough and fair inspections. And, our judges are committed to fair judging with an understanding of the true gaits of the Walking Horse. 

NWHA promotes the general welfare of the Walking Horse and serves as an advocate for the Walking Horse against abusive and inhumane treatment.  NWHA will increase public awareness of the natural abilities of the Walking Horse along with increasing the proficiency of its’ members in all matters of horsemanship.  Lastly – NWHA will serve as a communication hub for the Walking Horse industry and other equine groups. 


Our Directors

A team of dedicated individuals that live the mission of The National Walking Horse Association

Our Committees

There is no greater satisfaction when one volunteers to become part of something greater than themselves.  Get involved – make a difference.


Our Programs

NWHA has a lot to offer all naturally gaited horse enthusiasts.  From Rail to Trail and everything in between.

Our Members

It takes all of us to make a difference.  Consider becoming a member of a great organization – the benefits are immeasureable.