Promoting the sound and natural walking horse

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ANNUAL HIGH POINT AWARD PROGRAM


Cost:  FREE


Divsions:  All (rail + versatility)


NWHA Membership Required  

     Horse Owners & Exhibitor must be members to accumulate points.



Purpose:  For those NWHA Members in good standing competing at NWHA sanctioned events only. Points are counted towards the horse in NWHA recognized divisions.  These are awarded annually at the NWHA Annual Awards Banquet. 


This program awards the members participating at NWHA sanctioned events only.   

DRESSAGE HORSE OF THE YEAR PROGRAM


Cost:  $20 


Divisions:  Dressage


NWHA Membership Required 

     Horse Owner

     Rider may purchase a Show Season Card     


Purpose:  For those NWHA Members in good standing competing at any dressage event with an "L" Rated USEF/USDF licensed judge.  


This program awards the horse and rider competing in the discipline of dressage and recognizes the development of sound horsemanship skills. 

THE PHOENIX AWARD


Purpose:  In 2001 the NWHA Board of Directors initiated an annual award to be given to a person or persons who have been active in supporting, promoting, and/or advocating for the SOUND walking horse; someone(s) who has made or is making an outstanding contribution to these horses.  Individuals are nominated by the membership annually for consideration for this award. 


2001:  Don Bell                              2009:  Valarie Delana
2002:  Connie Fenner                  2010:  Hal Bowden
2003:  Rose Miller                        2011:  Lori Snyder-Lowe
2004:  Patricia Comninaki          2012:  Dr. Gordon Lawler
2005:  Tom Gossard                    2013:  Maria Redmond  
2006:  Sharon Corr                      2014:  Jeannie Maguire
2007:  Dr. Pam Reband              2015:  Lyn Montgomery

2008:  Juana Grover                   2016:  Amazing Gaits

LIFETIME SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM


Cost:  FREE 


Divisions:  All (rail + versatility)


NWHA Membership Required 

     Adult:  Horse Owner only

     Youth:  Horse Owner + Youth Rider


Purpose:  For those NWHA Members in good standing competing at any event with a licensed judge.  For adults enrolled in the program, points are counted towards the horse - for the lifetime of the horse.  For Youth participants, points are counted for the youth/horse combination only.  


This program awards the versatility of the breed. 

The National Walking Horse Association continues to find ways to recognize all facets of this great breed.  Award programs have been established to highlight achievements for NWHA Members not only annually, but for a lifetime.  Whether the rider or the horse are young or a seasoned veteran or they are in the showring or out on the trail - there is an award program recognizing the epitome of our great breed. 

AWARD PROGRAMS

THE YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT

AWARD


Purpose: Established in 2014, This award is presented to the youth member who exemplifies the highest level of dedication and support of the NWHA mission and organization by inspiring and educating others through leadership and community events that promote NWHA and the sound walking horse. 


2014:  Roxie Locke

​2015:  Abbie Howell

​2016:  Lindsay Atkins

THE PEGASUS AWARD


Purpose:In 2007, the NWHA Board of Directors initiated the Pegasus Award to also be awarded annually to an outstanding individual within the organization. The Pegasus is awarded to a NWHA member who has made a significant contribution to our organization through donations of personal time, funds, and energy – helping NWHA to advance its mission for the horse.  


2007:  Dr. Gordon Lawler
2008:  Sheryle Long
2009:  Steve and DeDe Marshall
2010:  John Monahan
2011:  Lee Ritter
2012:  Connie Holbrook
2013:  Butch Ritter
2014:  Susan Fenner

​2015:  Jean-Marie Degville

​2016:  Katie Tanner