image59

Shows & Events

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!  

Ready, Set, Show!

Affiliation & Sanction

                                                                 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. 

Championship Shows

image60

The National Championship Show

The National Championship Show

The National Championship Show

 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.  

image61

Show: Available

The National Championship Show

The National Championship Show

 Region 1 States: CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT 

image62

Region 2 ~ Ohio

The National Championship Show

Region 2 ~ Ohio

The Ohio Classic

Springfield, OH


Region 2 States:  MI, OH

image63

Region 3

Show: Available

Region 2 ~ Ohio

Rockbridge Horse Show Regional Championship

Lexington, VA


Region 3 States:  VA, NC

image64

Region 4

Show: Available

Show: Available

Amazing Gaits Equestrian Center Region 4 Show

Theodore, AL


Region 4 States:  AL, FL, GA SC  

image65

Show: Available

Show: Available

Show: Available

Region 5 States:   KY, TN, WV

image66

Region 6

Show: Available

Region 6

Gaited Rumble Region 6 Championship

Waco, TX


Region 6 States:   AR, KS, LA, MO MS, OK, TX   

image67

Region 7

Show: Available

Region 6

Indiana Celebration

New Castle, IN


Region 7 States:    IA, IL, IN, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI  

image68

Show: Available

Show: Available

Show: Available

Region 8 States:     AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY 

Affiliation & Sanction Forms

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

Affiliation Application Form ($35) (pdf)

Download

Sanction Application Form ($25) (pdf)

Download

Regional Show Criteria (pdf)

Download

Regional Application (pdf)

Download

Event Fees

Show Affiliation & Sanction Fees

Show Affiliation & Sanction Fees

Show Affiliation & Sanction Fees

Show Affiliation

Event Sanction 


Temporary Show Card

Show Affiliation & Sanction Fees

Show Affiliation & Sanction Fees

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.

NWHA Show Fees

Show Affiliation & Sanction Fees

NWHA Show Fees

DQP Fees

Regional Entry Fees

Memberships

Temporary Show Cards