Promoting the sound and natural walking horse

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Affiliating your show with NWHA assures the fairest judges, the top DQP’s and assurance of the finest sound and natural walking horses on a fair and level playing field.  This is defining our breed standard and what we want to develop for a better tomorrow.

SHOW RING

Affiliate Your Show: Print the application, complete and mail to NWHA with your fee. Or call, write, or email us today about affiliating your show, sale, or event with the National Walking Horse Association.  You can also choose to affiliate your show online in the NWHA SHOP.  The sooner you affiliate, the sooner we can start advertising your show.

Members-Only Trophy: If your NWHA-affiliated show adds a “NWHA-Members-Only” class, an NWHA serving tray trophy can be purchased for $15.00 for the class. To receive this trophy, complete the form and mail it with a copy of your show schedule to the NWHA office, Attn: Awards Program. We must receive this request 30 days prior to your show to allow time for shipping. 

Zero tolerance for sore horses: The NWHA is committed to stopping the abuse of Walking Horses. You, as show manager, can rest assured that the NWHA is your best ally for a good, clean show.

Free publicity: The National Walking Horse Association provides multiple advertising platforms including the NWHA calendar and Facebook page events

Limited liability: for horse show management for enforcement of the HPA. When a show sponsor affiliates with the NWHA, we accept responsibility for enforcement of the Horse Protection Act and other animal cruelty laws. We take our job seriously, so you can go on to the work of putting on a successful horse event.

OTHER INFORMATION 

All exhibitors (except Youth Classes and All Day Pleasure Classes) will be required to have a current NWHA Show Card. NWHA members and exhibitors at NWHA shows must designate their status as Y-Youth, A-Amateur, or O-Open/Non-Amateur. These cards are included as part of full NWHA membership privileges. For non-member exhibitors, there are two options available to obtain a Show Card:

  • Temporary show passes ($15) are available at the show and are valid for a total of 4 consecutive days from date of purchase.
  • Show Season Pass (for non-members, excludes The National) – $40  Show-Card-Application


Season show passes may be purchased at the show or by mailing in the form and payment to NWHA.  They are valid for the entire NWHA season, which runs from January 1 to December 31. Passes can be purchased at The Shop

Membership is required for all exhibitors at The National Championship Show. 

ATTENTION SHOW MANAGERS: Send all Show Results to the NWHA High Point Committee Chairperson and the NWHA Office