June 26, 2015–The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA), the only Tennessee Walking Horse breed affiliate partner of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), hosts one of the largest sound, flat-shod horse shows in America. Since the National’s inaugural year back in 2000, the National is the premier showcase event for the naturally talented flat shod walking horse of fifteen years.
The week-long show, held each September is filled with excitement as NWHA welcomes over 1,000 entries from all over the country, including walking, racking and spotted horses of various disciplines.
Shelbyville, TN and the Celebration show-grounds welcome NWHA and the National horse show back to Calsonic Arena for the third consecutive year.
National exhibitors perform in rail, dressage, equitation, speed events, trail and a variety of versatility classes throughout the show week. This year the National horse show has expanded the selection of classes for the National to include: Western Dressage, Equitation Medallion Grand Championship, Junior Horse jackpot classes and also welcomes the Single-Footing Horse Owners and Breeders Association and their classes into the exciting schedule for 2015.
The National will award over 50 National Grand Championship titles by close of Saturday evening. In addition to the prestige of the show and the newly crowned Grand Champions, this year, NWHA and The National are proudly supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.
The National horse show has established a donation goal of 10 thousand dollars to present to the Wounded Warrior Project on championship night, Saturday, September 26th. NWHA members will perform a military mounted flag detail to honor and remember the U.S. military and veterans prior to a formal check presentation to the Wounded Warrior Project. The show is offering a “Walking for Warriors” class generating additional revenues for further donation to the service member charity.
NWHA and the National personally would like to invite all our veterans and military supporters to join us as we celebrate your service and that of the fallen. So come out in your red, white and blue and cheer on the naturally gaited and sound walking horse at this year’s NWHA National horse show!
The show begins September 21 with 8:00 am morning dressage classes followed by a 3:00pm and 7:00pm rail sessions. View the complete schedule. For more information, the NWHA National can be found on Facebook and on the web at: www.thenwhanational.com