Sound Principles, Sound Horses

The 2015 Nationals

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

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July 12, 2015
Horse Aid Live - Dressage Entries are OPEN!!!
Combined Test (Starter-Prelim) + Dressage (Intro-Grand Prix) + Gaited Dressage + Western Dressage Classes TD: Jeri Fuller Judges: Betty Ortlieb | Megan Carr | Julia Quattrocchi | Susan Posner Opening Date: June 2, 2015 Closing Date: July 24, 2015 For more information go to,
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July 1, 2015
NWHA Welcomes New Shows in Kentucky!
The National Walking Horse Association is pleased to announce the affiliation of eight new shows in Kentucky. These shows are affiliated with NWHA and will follow NWHA rules and judging. WHOA will continue to successfully manage these shows as well. All points accumulated at the WHOA show series will count towards NWHA High Point nominated year-en
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June 25, 2015
NWHA Announces 2015 National Show Bill Now Online
Our National Show Committee is excited to share the 2015 National show bill. We have spent the last several months reviewing and analyzing every detail and division of this show bill.  We have committed many hours to ensure The National offers the most comprehensive list of classes for our membership as a whole.   As you review the show bill, yo
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June 23, 2015
The 2015 National - Judges Announced
We are pleased to announce the 2015 National Judges:  Ms. Marie Erickson (California),  Mr. Ronnie Sapp (Tennessee), and Ms. Ruth Ann Spinelli (Wisconsin).

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The National would like to thank our Diamond Sponsor

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The National

September 21-26, 2015, 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

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Our Programs

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

Our Members

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