Supporting  a Brighter Future

by standing for what we believe in today 

2014 National Live Video 

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

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October 23, 2014
Press Release - NWHA Board of Director Position Openings
NWHA has several positions open on the Board of Directors and a position to fill on the Executive Committee. It is imperative that NWHA has volunteers that are accountable and enthusiastic about our organization's mission and what it stands for. The deadline for nomination is Nov. 15 (postmarked.) Please forward in an email or send regular mail to
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October 20, 2014
Versatility Log Books Due - November 15
Quick reminder that all versatility log books need to be turned in to the NWHA Office by November 15.  Trail Logs should be turned in by January 9.
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October 20, 2014
Calling all Judges and Judge Candidates!
Please have your judge's applications submitted to the NWHA office by January 1, 2015. The application can be downloaded from the NWHA web site. If you are unable to do so, please contact Mary at the NWHA office, (859) 252-6942, and she can send one to you by email, regular mail, or fax.
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October 7, 2014
The 2014 National - Now on DVD!
THE 2014 NWHA NATIONALS ARE NOW ON DVD! Reserve your copy today for $40 plus shipping of the 2014 NWHA National Show Live Stream of the Opening Ceremonies, Championship Classes held on Friday through Saturday, and the Closing Ceremonies. The NWHA Nationals were held on September 22-27, 2014, in Shelbyville, Tn., and showcased some of the best rider
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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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The National would like to thank our Diamond Sponsor

R-Gaited Ranch

Butch and Vicki Ritter

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The National would like to thank our Diamond Sponsor

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The National

September 22-27, 2014, Calsonic Arena

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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.