Sound Principles ~ Sound Horses
Sound Principles ~ Sound Horses
Our dedicated members volunteer their time on various NWHA committees each year. Committees support our mission and assist with the continual growth of the organization. Sign up and become involved with the NWHA, join a committee and start making a difference.
The mission of the fundraising committee is to solicit and obtain sponsors, grants, and other fundraising sources to benefit the overall mission of NWHA.
Track and tally points of NWHA members via NWHA affiliated events. Process and select via vote the Phoenix and Pegasus NWHA award recipients each year. Responsible for planning the year end awards banquet in conjunction with the Judge’s Clinic and Annual Meeting.
Chairperson: Mag Ranft (OH)
Update and continue education of NWHA judges. Recruit, retain and develop qualified Judges, as well as administer the annual judge’s clinic for licensing/carding judges.judge program.
Director of Judges: Ruth Ann Spinelli
Plans and executes all facets of the National Horse Show. From venue selection, the show bill to the closing ceremonies. This is one of the busiest committees of the NWHA each year.
Mag Ranft (OH)
Shannon Gibbs (NC)
Rules committee reviews recommendations for changes to NWHA's show rules that are made by members, exhibitors or show officials. Proposed rule changes need to be considered very carefully and impartially with due consideration given to the total effect of any change, as rule changes can affect the shows, the exhibitors and classes offered, as well as other outside issues such as high point eligibility. Committee will revise and submit the rule book changes prior to Jan 1 each year for the next calendar year.
Chairperson: Morgan Applewhite (NC)
The mission of the Trail Committee is the promotion of the naturally gaited TWH and what it has to offer the casual or serious trail rider via recreational and competitive trail events. Promoting NWHA out of the show arena, through its mission of sound horses at trail events, trail rides, clinics and other trail sanctioned events. Education of safe trail riding and trail rider horsemanship is emphasized. Responsible for the CHIP and TRIP programs and their affiliated year end awards.
Chairperson: JoEllen Finerfrock (GA)
The mission of the versatility committee is to facilitate, educate, enhance, showcase and provide information in all aspects of the versatile abilities of the Tennessee Walking horse for our members. Modify and clarify versatility event rules as needed/requested. Encourage and promote the versatility of the gaited horse through non-rail events. Responsible for maintenance and execution of LSAP and HOY programs, as well as submitting any rule changes each year for updating the Versatility rule book. New for 2023: Dressage has been combined with the Versatility Committee.
Chairperson: Sandy Harris (AL)
Provide and promote youth programs that encourage participation in the NWHA. Youth of the Year award, scholarships and youth events are supported.
Co-Chairpersons: Robin Lucareli (WI) & Sydney Deal (VA)
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Other exciting announcements coming soon!
2023 Annual Meeting, Judges Clinic and Awards Banquet
January 20 & 21, 2023
Embassy Suites-Airport, Nashville TN