Sound Principles ~ Sound Horses
The National Walking Horse Association provides event managers with the necessary resources to host compliant shows. NWHA events are the epitome of our reputation of our sound principles, sound horses mantra.
Let us service and support your upcoming event!
Affiliate Your Show
Show affiliation assures horse show managers and/or clubs offering Walking Horse or gaited classes are protected and are meeting compliance expectations and requirements of the Horse Protection Act (HPA). NWHA is a USDA certified Horse Industry Organization (HIO), with a certified Designated Qualified Persons (DQPs) in-house program, we insure compliant, fair and fun events,
Affiliation or Sanction
Affiliation: A show affiliation is required for any event that must have a Designated Qualified Person (DQP) present and checking horses as defined by the NWHA Rules and Regulations. These events offer traditional Walking Horse rail classes.
Sanction: An event sanction is available when an event is not required to have a Designated Qualified Person (DQP) present and checking horses as defined by the NWHA Rules and regulations. Such events may be Dressage shows, gymkhana-only events, trail rides or any other non-rail event.
One of the largest sound, flat shod horse shows in the country. This week long event welcomes over 1,000 entries in multiple disciplines and divisions.
Region 1 States: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
The Ohio Classic
Region 2 States: MI, OH
Rockbridge Horse Show Regional Championship
Region 3 States: VA, NC
Amazing Gaits Equestrian Center Region 4 Show
Region 4 States: AL, FL, GA SC
Region 5 States: KY, TN, WV
Gaited Rumble Region 6 Championship
Region 6 States: AR, KS, LA, MO MS, OK, TX
New Castle, IN
Region 7 States: IA, IL, IN, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI
Region 8 States: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY
Upon submission of completed affiliation/sanction forms with required fees the NWHA will advertise your event to our membership as well as publication in our various resources and social media platforms.
All class lists must be received at least 30 days prior to any event
This non-member show card is valid for a single event and does not include any NWHA membership benefits. Not valid at the National Championship Show where membership is required.
Regional Entry Fees
Temporary Show Cards