Who We Are

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Since 1998

The National Walking Horse Association is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit charitable corporation founded to provide a safe and fair showing environment for the Tennessee Walking Horse.

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Our Mission

  • Promote and increase public awareness of the true and inherent abilities of the Walking Horse.
  • Provide an equitable event affiliation program for Walking Horses, Spotted Saddle Horses and Racking Horses to be exhibited, judged and showcased in full compliance with the Horse Protection Act (HPA).

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What We Do

  • As a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified Horse Industry Organization (HIO), we specialize in providing Designated Qualified Persons (DQPs) through an in-house certification program to insure HPA compliant events.
  • Affiliate or Sanction events such as horse shows, clinics, expositions, trail rides, obstacle challenges and more.

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Who We Are

We are a proud and dedicated organization, committed to showcasing the naturally-gaited Walking Horse at its very best. Through public awareness and promotion of the general welfare of the Tennessee Walking Horse, the NWHA serves as an advocate as well as a communication hub for the Walking Horse industry.

Rule Books

2020 Rule Book (pdf)

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2020 Rule Book Versatility (pdf)

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