Horse Show Associations | Horse Breed Associations
Directory of All National and International
Federations, Foundations, and Societies
Horse breed associations,
equine rescue groups, horse show standards,
and equestrian societies. Contains listing, mission statement, and contact
information for each organization.
Horse Show Associations
The national and international horse show associations work towards
sponsoring national horse shows and assisting local associations with
producing shows and providing awards. Many of these associations work
towards national championships such as the International Barrel Racing
International Equestrian Standards
Horse show and horse breed standards are governed by the Federation
Equestre Internationale (FEI,) the governing body for all things
equestrian in the world. Headquartered in Switzerland, the FEI sponsor
International equestrian events and establishes horse show standards for
national, state, and local shows throughout the world.
American Equestrian Standards
In addition to the FEI, most countries have their own national
federations that, using the FEI standards as a base, provide further rules
and guidance for that country. In the United States that role falls to the
United States Equestrian Foundation (USEF.)
Equestrian Discipline Associations
Additionally, within the FEI and national federations, their are horse
disciplines such as dressage, eventing, jumping, driving, endurance,
vaulting and reining.
Each of these disciplines have their own set of rules and guidelines
from FEI as well as at the national level. In the United States, we have
the United States Dressage Federation (USDF,) the United States Eventing
Association, (USEA,) the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA,)
the American Driving Society (ADS,) and USA Reining
Horse Breed Associations
Horse breed associations register horses and track horse heritage and genetic lines to assure each horse meets the breed standards. The breed associations work towards promoting the breed and many of the associations sponsor breed oriented horses shows, such as the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA.)
Generally, western oriented horse associations do not fall under the
FEI, but have standards set by various associations such as the National
Cutting Horse Association (NCHA,) the American Quarter Horse Association
(AQHA,)and Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA.)
American Horse Association Directory
Appaloosa Horse Club ApHC
2720 West Pullman Road
Moscow, ID 83483
ApHC Mission Statement:
"The Appaloosa Horse Club is the international breed registry serving ApHC members and Appaloosa enthusiasts by recording and reserving the horses' heritage and history, and by providing services that promote, enhance and improve the Appaloosa, a breed defined by ApHC bloodline requirements and preferred characteristics, including coat pattern."
AAEVT American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants
Deborah B. Reeder AVT
539 Wild Horse Lane
San Marcos, CA 92078
To promote the health and welfare of the horse through the education and professional enrichment of the equine veterinary technician and assistant
AHHA American Holsteiner Horse Association
222 E. Main Street, Suite 1,
Georgetown, KY 40324
The legendary horse Pegasus surely must have been a Holsteiner for no other breed of horse can give a rider that lighter than air sensation of flying like the majestic and proud horse from “between the seas”. Whether you aspire to floating through a dressage test as effortlessly as a ballerina, tackling a grueling
cross country course with the agility of a deer or leaping obstacles of dramatic proportions in a show jumping venue the Holsteiner will provide the character, substance and extraordinary talent to bring your dreams of flight to fruition.
American Association of Equine Practitioners AAEP
4075 Iron Works Parkway
Mission Statement: The AAEP's mission is to improve the health and welfare of the horse, to further the professional development of its members, and to provide resources and leadership for the benefit of the equine industry. These principles have guided the AAEP for more than six decades in the activities and services it provides.
American Association of Horse Safety
4125 Fish Creek Road,
Estes Park, FL 80517
American Association for Horsemanship Safety is a nonprofit, educational association founded in July 1995. It answers a need for riding instructor certification that relates personal skills to safety and helps insulate instructors, camps, stables and guest ranches from liability suits.
American Buckskin Registry Association, Inc. ABRA
1141 Hartnell Ave
Redding, CA 96002
"Buckskins Are Better!" might best describe this breed, long known for endurance, stamina, versatility, disposition and beautiful color.
The American Buckskin Registry Association, Inc. has been an exceptional example of enthusiasm and cooperation for the common goal: the promotion of the Buckskin horse. ABRA is the oldest active Buckskin registry in existence. It was organized in 1963, then reorganized and incorporated in 1965. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to collect, record and preserve the pedigrees of Buckskin, Dun, Red Dun and Grulla horses and ponies.
American Competitive Trail Horse Association ACTHA
P.O. Box 341047
Austin, TX 78734
American Competitive Trail Horse Association. ACTHA enables others to hold these wonderful casual competitions through its “Affiliate Program”. An Affiliate can be an individual, club or any organization wanting to raise funds. ACTHA provides assistance and aids, as well as a consulting member of ACTHA’s management team that joins with the Affiliate every step of the way. (For more on this look at “Host a Ride”).
American Friesian Horse Association
The American Friesian Association (AFA) was organized in 2004 by a group of Friesian enthusiasts who recognized the need for an American-based registry for purebred and partbred Friesian horses. The AFA’s mission is to preserve and promote the purebred Friesian horse in America, to promote the Friesian Warmblood (Partbred) horse in America, and to serve the needs of the owners and breeders of these horses. The AFA is committed to the breed standard of the purebred Friesian horse, as interpreted from the Friese Paarden Stamboek (FPS), and recognizes and encourages the breeding of sound, healthy horses suitable for performance in the modern equestrian world. Our goal is to maintain the quality, beauty, and uniqueness of the Friesian horse as it has been known throughout history. The AFA is also committed to high standards of integrity, honesty, and fairness for all horses and members.
American Gaited Endurance Horse Association
P.O. Box 2197
Clintwood, VA 24228
The Association is comprised of a group of breeders dedicated to creating a specific type of gaited endurance horse. The American Gaited Endurance Horse is being developed from some of the world's fastest and best gaited horses. The breed emphasizes gait, forward speed, stamina, conformation, docility, versatility and the innate ability to metabolize oxygen quicker than other gaited breeds. In fact, the use of a sounding board to clarify gait and heart monitors to track the capability of each individual horse to recoup from fatigue is encouraged in the breeding process. The goal of the breeding program is to provide riders with a competitive smooth gaited alternative in the sport of endurance riding. These horses will make a great all-around mount for trail/pleasure, competitive trail, and endurance riding.
American Gaited Mountain Horse AGMH
860 Kiddville RD
Winchester, KY 40391
Kentucky's native gaited Mountain Horses have become favorites across the country for their beauty, athleticism, and smooth, four-beat gait. The Rocky Mountain Horses , Kentucky Mountain Saddle, and Mountain Pleasure horses have a distinct personality, with a calm, willing temperament that makes the Mountain Horses some of the most trainable and pleasurable gaited horses.
United Mountain Horse, Inc was formed in September 2000 by members of the existing breed associations who were interested in having an organization especially dedicated to unifying all Mountain Horses . This organization would support and educate all Mountain Horse breeders, exhibitors, trainers and horse enthusiasts. United Mountain Horse, Inc would be an organization where all may showcase their registered Rocky Mountain, Mountain Pleasure and Kentucky Mountain Horses in unity.
American Hanoverian Society
4067 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 1
Lexington, KY 40511
The American Hanoverian Society, Inc. (AHS) was incorporated in 1978 to establish, maintain and operate a non-profit association of breeders, owners and friends for the promotion and preservation of the warmblooded Hanoverian horse on the North American continent; and to maintain a public registry of Hanoverian horses.
American Horse Council AHC
1616 H Street NW 7th floor
Washington, DC 20006
Your national voice in Washington, D.C. The AHC is proud to be your association that represents all segments of our nation's diverse horse industry. The American Horse Council works daily to represent your equine interests and opportunities. Founded in 1969, the AHC was organized by a group of horsemen concerned about federal legislation affecting their industry. They recognized the need for national and coordinated industry action in Washington, D.C. The AHC promotes and protects all horse breeds, disciplines and interests by communicating with Congress, federal agencies, the media and the industry itself each and every day.
American Horse Defense Fund AHDF
1718 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
The American Horse Defense Fund's (AHDF) mission is to facilitate the protection, conservation, and humane treatment of members of all Equine species. AHDF works to address inhumane treatment of horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and burros, both wild and domesticated through education, advocacy and litigation when necessary in the state, federal and international arenas.
American Miniature Horse Association AMHA
5601 South Interstate 35 W
Alvarado, TX 76009
The American Miniature Horse Association promotes the breeding, use and perpetuation of a standard of equine excellence in miniature. Horses registered with AMHA must meet the Association Standard of Perfection and cannot exceed 34 inches in height measured from the last hairs of the mane.
Whether your interest is showing, breeding or recreation,
American Morgan Horse Association AMHA
4066 Shelburne Rd Suite 5
Shelburne,, VT 05482
The American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA) exists to preserve, promote, and perpetuate the Morgan horse. The Association is comprised of four departments that strive to accomplish this mission: Administration, Membership/Marketing, Publications, and Registry.
Founded in 1909, the Morgan Horse Club (as it was then called) was formed to support the Morgan breed. It evolved with the breed, and in 1971 underwent reorganization and was renamed to reflect its increasing responsibilities. The newly named Association's offices were in Hamilton, New York, for a number of years with brief moves to both New Hartford and Westmoreland, New York, preceding the establishment of its permanent headquarters in Shelburne, Vermont in 1988. The headquarters are also home to the National Museum of the Morgan Horse (NMMH) and are maintained through the generosity of the American Morgan Horse Institute (AMHI).
American Paint Horse Association APHA
2800 Meacham Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76137
The American Paint Horse's combination of color and conformation has made the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) the second-largest breed registry in the United States based on the number of horses registered annually. While the colorful coat pattern is essential to the identity of the breed, American Paint Horses have strict bloodline requirements and a distinctive stock-horse body type. To be eligible for registry, a Paint's sire and dam must be registered with the American Paint Horse Association, the American Quarter Horse Association, or the Jockey Club (Thoroughbreds). At least one parent must be a registered American Paint Horse. To be eligible for the Regular Registry, the horse must also exhibit a minimum amount of white hair over unpigmented (pink) skin.
American Quarter Horse Association AQHA
1600 Quarter Horse Dr.
Amarillo, Texas 79104
If you have ever seen a horse in one of rodeo's timed events, been along for work on a ranch or watched a Western movie, nine times out of ten you have witnessed an American Quarter Horse. These heavily muscled, compact horses could run a short distance over a straightaway faster than any other horse.
American Ranch Horse Association
he American Ranch Horse Association is a national association that offers a family oriented, friendly competitive atmosphere for those that are dedicated to the true versatile ranch type horse. The ARHA is open to all western stock-quarter type breeds, whether ridden on the ranch, on the trail or in the show ring.
ARHA offers opportunities to promote, educate, and share the ranch type horse through shows, clinics, trail rides, and sales. Regional and state charters provide ways for ranch horses, individuals and families to appreciate and enjoy their western horses. Additionally, ARHA recognizes and rewards excellence in all of these areas
American Riding Instructors Association ARIA
28801 Trenton Court
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
ARIA certification has been nationally recognized for over 25 years, and entitles you to discounts with many leading insurance companies. Earning your certificate shows your students that you have made the effort to complete thorough and rigorous testing through a proven and respected program.
American Shetland Pony Club & American Miniature Horse Registry
81 B East Queenwood
Morton, IL 61550
American Shire Horse Association ASHA
These rules apply to all ASHA sponsored shows, including but not restricted to Regional and National Shows. They will be reproduced in the ASHA Show Guidelines and will be provided to and used by any show cosponsoring a show with ASHA.
A. Shire stallions, mares, and geldings registered with the American Shire Horse
Association, the Canadian Shire Horse Association or the Shire Horse Society
are eligible to show in registered classes. “Notified Colts” that are parentage
verified and recorded in the name of the exhibitor are eligible to show.
B. Foals must be registered.
C. Horses must be entered by the owner(s) listed on the horse’s registration
paper. Show entry forms usually list this as ‘exhibitor’ or ‘entrant’. See website for more rules.
American Society of Equine Appraisers
1126 Eastland Dr. N., Suite 100
Twin Falls, Idaho 83303
The American Society of Equine Appraisers (ASEA) is an organization of
appraisal professionals and other parties interested in the appraisal profession.
Founded in 1985, the ASEA is the nation's only appraisal association exclusively for horse appraisers.
American Trakehner Association
1536 W. Church St
Newark, OH 43055
The Association is committed to the selective breeding standards established in Trakehnen, East Prussia, in 1732, and being continued today in Germany. "... to encourage the development of a riding horse of beauty and harmony, great endurance, mental and physical balance, and possessing an excellent character." By advocating selective breeding standards, maintaining a public registry, and encouraging the use of Trakehners in public equestrian activities, the Association expects to enhance the propagation of the horse in America for the benefit of the public.
American Vaulting Association
8205 Santa Monica Blvd. #1-288
West Holiday, CA 90046
The non-profit American Vaulting Association was founded in 1966 by Elizabeth Searle and J. Ashton Moore to build and promote equestrian vaulting in the United States.
Today, there are more than 100 AVA vaulting clubs and affiliates in states from Hawaii to Massachusetts and Washington to Florida. The AVA has more than 1,000 members in the United States.
Renaissance and Middle Ages history include numerous references to vaulting or similar activities, and it seems apparent that present-day gymnastics performed on the "vaulting horse" was developed from vaulting—allowing concentration on the gymnastics without (unfortunately) the horse. The present name of the sport comes from the French "La Voltige," which it acquired during the Renaissance, when it was a form of riding drill and agility exercise for knights and noblemen.
Appaloosa Horse Club
2720 West Pullman Road
Moscow, ID 83843
Appaloosa horse club.
Arabian Horse Association
10805 E. Bethany Drive
Aurora, CO 80014
Enter a world where the time you spend with an Arabian horse is the best part of your day. With 37,000 members, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) provides many opportunities for you to tap into the Arabian horse lifestyle. AHA is a full-service breed association and registry for owners of Arabian horses.
From the ancient deserts of the Middle East evolved the oldest known breed of riding horse, the Arabian. Now one of the most popular breeds in America, the Arabians' incredible energy, intelligence and gentle disposition allow riders to excel in most equine sports and activities. Today, Arabian horses spend as much time on the trail as they do at horse shows and other events.
ARIA American Riding Horse Association
28801 Trenton Court
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
ARIA has been certifying riding instructors and stable managers since 1984, and offers certification at three different levels and in 15 disciplines: Hunt Seat over Fences, Hunt Seat on the Flat, Dressage, Show Jumping, Driving, Eventing, Western Pleasure & Equitation, Reining, Mounted Patrol Training Officer, Stable Management, Recreational Riding, Saddle Seat, Distance Riding, Riding to Hounds, and Side-Saddle.
Arizona National Livestock Show
1826 West McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007-1696
ASHA American Saddlebred Horse Association
4083 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
In 1985, ASHA headquarters moved from Louisville, Kentucky, to the new American Saddle Horse Museum building, located at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. ASHA was the first breed registry to call the Kentucky Horse Park home.
The move in location also brought the establishment of innovative promotional and educational programs for the further development of the American Saddlebred horse.
In 2005, by means of an internal corporate reorganization of the functions of the registry and a companion organization previously named the American Saddlebred Horse Association Foundation, the American Saddlebred Horse Association, a public charity organized under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, became the breed’s membership organization. All functions of the registry now formally reside in the American Saddlebred Registry, a separate corporation organized under section 501 (c)(5) of the Internal Revenue Code. The 18 directors of the Association, of which 6 are elected each year to 3-year terms, elect the 9 directors of the Registry, each of whom serves an annual term.
Today, there are over 8,000 active ASHA members, 50 ASHA Charter Clubs, and 40 ASHA Youth Clubs. ASHA carries out administrative, promotional and educational activities for the benefit of its members and the breed.
AYHC American Youth Horse Council
6660 #D-451 Delmonico
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
The American Youth Horse Council is the umbrella organization providing leadership and resources to serve and promote the youth horse industry.
The vision of the American Youth Horse Council is to be a visible and connecting force in a vibrant and growing youth horse industry. AYHC strives to support the youth horse industry with factual and quality educational materials and to engage the participation of all breeds and disciplines within the industry. The organization seeks to illustrate the value of the human-horse experience. By accomplishing these goals AYHC believes that the youth horse industry will expand both numerically and monetarily as educated and committed participants enjoy the benefits of equine activities.
BCHA Back Country Horsemen of America
PO Box 1367
Graham, WA 98338
The purpose of this organization shall be:
1. To perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and wilderness.
2. To work to insure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
3. To assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resource.
4. To educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise use of the back country resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
5. To foster and encourage the formation of new state Back Country Horsemen's organizations.
Black Stallion Literacy Foundation now known as Horse Tales
3081 Arabian Nights Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747
After the remarkable success of the literacy program over the last 11 years (and over a million books given away) we wanted to expand what we offer to students beyond “The Black Stallion” series. After much debate we decided the literacy program needed a new name of its very own, something about ALL horses and ALL stories, so we chose;
HORSE TALES LITERACY PROJECT
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Blenheim EquiSports, an equestrian event management company based in San Juan Capistrano, CA, produces over thirty events per year in three locations: San Juan Capistrano, Del Mar and Las Vegas.
The events include 18 USEF "A" or "AA" rated hunter-jumper shows featuring several World Cup Qualifying Grand Prix, USHJA International Hunter Derbies, Pony Finals, Medal Finals and more.
Blue Ribbon Consulting
CAA The Carriage Association of America
3915 Jay Trump Road
Lexington, KY 40511
The Carriage Association of America is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and use of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. We've introduced thousands of people to the joy of collecting these vehicles, and to the pleasure of driving them.
The Founding Members of the CAA had a bold dream, believing that there were many fellow carriage enthusiasts in the nation, and knowing that, if they were brought together, the shared knowledge would benefit us all. The Mission Statement drawn up by these founders has remained the strong backbone of the organization ever since.
Cavallo Equestrian Arts
7820 Irvin Rd
Myakka City, FL 34251
CHA Certified Horsemanship Association
Christy Landwehr, Chief Executive Officer
4037 Iron Works Parkway Suite 180
Lexington, KY 40511
To promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. This is accomplished by certifying instructors, accrediting equine facilities and publishing educational resources.
Chagrin Valley Hunter Jumper Classic
PO Box 23552
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
Del Mar National Horse Show
Del Mar, CA
Del Sol Classic
Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
PO Box 865
Devon, PA 17070
In 1896, the Devon Horse Show started as a one-day show. Now, years later, it has become the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. It is internationally recognized, USEF-A rated.
Equestrian Aid Foundation
11924 W Forest Hill Blvd Suite 22-377
Wellington, FL 33414
Equestrian Aid Foundation's Mission is to build a membership based organization to assist anyone in the equestrian world suffering from life threatening illness, catastrophic accidents or injuries by providing direct financial support for their medical or other basic needs.
2685, Queensview Dr., Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2B 8K2
Lynda & Mike Broas
PO Box 392
Walden, NY 12586
Equine Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to rescue and provide care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected, and abandoned horses.
Equine Rescue, Inc. specializes in critical care cases. Quality of life concerns brings attention to some of the horses because they are not being medically treated and treatment options are available.
Equine Rescue, Inc. also works with Law Enforcement Agencies providing stabling and rehabilitation services to equines that are confiscated for cruelty and/or neglect. The organization also works closely with the DA's office prosecuting such cases.
Equis World Dressage Masters
We are prepared to welcome fans from across the Americas to the finest dressage competition. The World Dressage Master's event showcases the highest quality dressage.
Equus Events, Inc
J.P. Godard, Show Manager
1410 Alpine Drive
Equus Events, Inc is a horse show production and management company run by J.P. and Megan Godard. Our main purpose is to create and run exhibitor friendly hunter/jumper events which also excel in the highest level of quality, competition, and most importantly hospitality.
We are also devoted to being a positive part of the community by supporting charitable organizations and other non-profit groups through our events. Based in the beautiful equestrian town of Aiken, SC, we offer something for everyone from the cross rail level to the grand prix jumpers.
Equus Survival Trust
775 Flippin Road
Lowgap, NC 27024
The Equus Survival Trust is an educational non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the traditional traits and the genetic diversity of historical equine breeds (horses, ponies and donkeys) threatened with extinction. The Trust supports these breeds by engaging in collective conservation efforts, educational promotions, and by supporting the network of endangered breed equine associations, and enthusiasts around the globe, with special emphasis on North America and breeds unique to North America.
Extreme Cowboy Association
PO Box 50
Buff Dale,, TX 76433
We want to thank you for taking time to learn more about the Extreme Cowboy Association. The EXCA is the original and only recognized association for the sport of Extreme Cowboy Racing. The Extreme Cowboy Race™ was originated by the first “Original Extreme Cowboy”, Craig Cameron. Craig has achieved national recognition and prominence as a true cowboy and is known as the “Cowboy’s Clinician”, being one of the finest horsemen in the United States. A member of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Culver Riding Academy Hall of Fame, he is taking the Extreme Cowboy Challenge across the country with the Extreme Cowboy Association. Craig has received two Telly Awards from RFD TV, one for his “Ride Smart” show and the second award for the “Extreme Cowboy Race”.
The EXCA has been specifically designed to invite riders of all levels to participate and enjoy the “fastest growing equine sport”, The Extreme Cowboy Challenge!
Federation of International Polo FIP
Enhance the image and stature of the great game of polo on an international level.
Promote the practice of the sport worldwide.
Unite the polo associations of the many countries that play the sport under one Federation and one International rule.
Promote the sport to FIP members through coaching clinics and tournaments for children.
Promote the concepts of friendship, team spirit, equality, respect, integration and embrace the idea of fair play and safety.
Avenue de Rumine 37
t +41 21 310 47 47
The Federation Equestre Internatonale is the governing body for all things equestrian in the world. It sets the standards for all rated horse shows and breeds including the equestrian events in the Olympics.
Florida Cracker Horse Association FCHA
2992 Lake Bradford Road South
Tallahassee, FL 32310
The Florida Cracker Horse Association (FCHA) was organized in 1989, and tasked with searching for the remnant herds of Cracker Horses. A registry was established and foundation animals were registered based on their history and external type; 31 cracker horses were registered and blood typed for the foundation stock. Equestrian horse association.
Freisian Blood Horse Registry
Why become a member? Membership Benefits
*Inspections by qualified judges
*Discounted advertising rates in the Friesian Blood & Baroque Horse Magazine
*A one year subscription to The Friesian Blood & Baroque Horse Magazine
*Discounted stud fees to several stallions
* Your horse featured at each Show/Expo we attend
Freisian Heritage Horse & Sporthorse International
We are the fastest growing credible registry in the USA for registering Friesians, Friesian Sport Horses and horses of Friesian heritage. The Friesian Heritage Horse & Sporthorse International will provide a registry with integrity, that is inclusive and provides a “home” for all documented horses of 25%, or greater, Friesian heritage.
Our basic registration is simple, straightforward and affordable and requires no membership fee. We aim to promote and reward "responsible" breeding through optional DNA and inspection programs, which place an emphasis on verification, quality and correctly identifying "suitability of type".
These optional programs provide valuable, educational tools for breeders and buyers alike.
We recognized the versatility and value of the Friesian Sport Horse as well as the Friesian Heritage Horse,with our USDF affiliation and our Open Awards program for all types of competitions.
Freisian Sporthorse Association
P.O. Box 1165
Bronson, FL 32621
The Friesian Sporthorse Association is the official registry of the Friesian Sporthorse.
It is our goal to encourage and recognize quality Friesian crossbreds bred especially as sporthorses, based on established sporthorse and Warmblood breeding practices and registration guidelines. We are not just another registry for Friesian crossbreds, we are a registry devoted exclusively to the Friesian Sporthorse. We will continue to build the reputation of the Friesian Sporthorse as a legitimate, reputable breed thru our strict Registration Guidelines, Breeding Approvals, and performance recognition.
Friesian Horse Association of North America FHANA
4037 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 160
Lexington, KY 40511
The Friesian horse is very charismatic. His gentle and willing nature provides a strong base for versatile training and his intelligence leads to a rewarding partnership between horse and owner. He can be used in many different disciplines (dressage, saddle seat, pleasure riding, trail, pleasure driving, combined driving, etc.) as well as, exhibition and light draft work. His handsome appearance and animated action provide a noble “presence” in any show ring, parade, or simply in your own paddock.
Georgia Dressage and Combined Training Association
Green Country Arabian Horse Association
Green Country Arabian Horse Association (GCAHA) is located in Northeast Oklahoma. We are open to ALL breeds and provide many functions for you to enjoy your horse. Trail rides, Clinics, Parade Troupe, Stallion Service Auction, Monthly Newsletter, Fun Shows, Arabian Shows, Free Advertising in the Newsletter for Members, and we are Arabian Horse Association Affiliated.
Gulfstream Polo Club
Lake Worth, FL
Since it's opening in 1923, Gulfstream Polo Club continues to offer fun & competitive polo in a relaxed atmosphere. Gulfstream Polo Club located in beautiful Lake Worth, Florida is a player's club. We promise you excellent newly renovated fields, efficient management, and friendly people - the things that have made Gulfstream the place to be for the last 87 seasons! We are located off of Lake Worth Road, 1/2 mile west of Florida's Turnpike. Gulfstream features 7 polo fields, 2 stick & ball fields, and on premises stabling for 540 horses.
Habitat for Horses
P.O. Box 213
Hitchcock, TX 77563
Habitat for Horses is one of the largest equine protection organizations in the country, with supporters in every state and around the world. While our main facilities are in Texas, we have foster homes and adopted horses throughout the United States. With hundreds of active volunteers, Habitat for Horses maintains an extensive network of foster homes that devote much of their lives to the rehabilitation and retraining of the equine that come through our gates.
Every year we complete hundreds of investigations and touch the lives of thousands of horses. Since our main emphasis is the education of the owner, we are able to successfully complete most of those investigations. When required, we assist law enforcement in taking the case through the court system and placing the horses in foster homes.
Hampton Classic Horse Show
As one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, and a premier destination for horse people, the Classic is a much-anticipated stop on the summer tour. Now well into its third successful decade, The Hampton Classic Horse Show is in a class all its own, both in the minds of spectators and horse people alike.
In 2009, the Hampton Classic became only the second horse show ever to receive the status of Heritage Competition by the United States Equestrian Federation. This prestigious status is reserved for competitions that have been in existence for at least 25 years and have provided for their communities as well as the horse community as a whole in an unprecedented fashion.
The Hampton Classic is proud to play host to the year-end finals of the very popular Young Jumper Championships, where 5, 6, and 7 & 8 year old horses compete in their respective divisions after qualifying in a year-long, very competitive points race for their top prize of the season.
Horse Show Central
Horse Shows by the Bay
Traverse City, MI
Founded in 2004, Horse Shows by the Bay Equestrian Festival is a series of prestigious week-long summer competitions staged annually at Flintfields Horse Park in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan. The festival attracts thousands of the nations best horses and riders competing in the International Olympic disciplines of show jumping and dressage plus hosts national and locally ranked events for the show hunter, open breed and equitation rider. The festival is produced by Traverse City resident Alexandra Rheinheimer who has extensive experience managing, judging and producing equestrian events nationwide.
Each competition is sanctioned by the United States Equestrian Federation plus carries affiliation with many national and regional equestrian organizations. Horses and riders are in attendance to win points towards year-end awards and titles plus to win a share of the $550,000 in prize money that is awarded each season.
IHSA Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) has grown and developed since it was established in 1967 through the prototype competition program Bob Cacchione (with the help of his professor Jack Fritz) started when he was an 18-year-old sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
International Barrel Racing Association IBRA
P.O. Box 425
Valley City, OH 44280
The IBRA encourages larger participation at local approved shows by working with other associations and to give our members better recognition for their yearlong efforts with an outstanding awards program.
International Buckskin Horse Association IBHA
P.O. Box 268
Shelby, IN 46377
Welcome to the International Buckskin Horse Association. The worlds largest registry of Buckskin, Dun, Red Dun, and Grulla Horses.
The original concept of the International registry was formed as the International Buckskin Horse Registry in California and subsequently moved to Indiana in 1970 for incorporation in the state of Indiana.
IBHA was incorporated in 1971 to register, preserve the pedigree and promote the activity of Buckskin, Dun , Red Dun, and Grulla Horses.
International Friesian Show Horse Association
PO Box 535
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
Our goal is to provide a Rated Show Circuit with rules and regulations to protect the Horses while providing a fair and enjoyable playing field. We will promote IFSHA activities by offering a Year End Awards Program and recognition for Friesians that excel in open competition, as well as junior equitation, english pleasure (saddle seat, hunt seat), costume, western pleasure, halter, dressage, driving, and even trail classes. There will also be fun classes like Liberty to promote the Friesian horse in its natural splendor. Due to the efforts of IFSHA, in 2005 USEF also began to provide recognition and annual awards for the Friesian horse.
Jump Del Mar
2683 Via de la Valle, Suite G-717
Del Mar, CA 92014
At Jump Del Mar our mission is to host excellent competitions for the exhibitors, the horses and the spectators. We find Del Mar to be one of the most beautiful places to have a horse show, the facility is top notch, the weather almost always ideal and within minutes of the show grounds are wonderful restaurants, shopping and accommodations.
Lake Placid Horse Show Association
5514 Cascade Road
Lake Placid, NY 12946
One of the most highly regarded stops on the nation’s hunter-jumper circuit and attracts riders of all ages from Olympic veterans to children under 6 competing in the Juliam Farm Lead Line division.
Lustaiano Collection International Horse Auction
Mrs. Lowry Brescia - Project Manager
1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 3112
Miami, FL 33131
MFHA Masters of Foxhounds Association of North America
PO Box 363
Millwood, VA 22646
The Masters of Foxhounds Association is the governing body of organized fox, coyote and drag hunting in the United States of America and Canada. The MFHA Foundation is an arm of the MFHA and is the umbrella organization for the Educational Foundation and the HSBF.
Mountain Pleasure Horse Association
P.O. Box 33
Wellington, KY 40387
Mountain Pleasure Horse The Mountain Pleasure Horse Blood typing research by the University Of Kentucky has shown the Mountain Pleasure Horse to be the parent stock of all the American Gaited Horse Breeds. The origin of the Rocky Mountain Horse, Kentucky Mountain Horse, the Tennessee Walker horse.
Mustang Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 979
Georgetown, TX 78626
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) public, charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating successful adoptions for America’s excess mustangs and burros. Founded in 2001, its mission is to help promote the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Program and increase the number of successful adoptions.
Supporting and advancing the repositioning of wild horses (hereafter referred to as mustangs) as a positive horse owning experience in conjunction with the BLM.
Providing information and education about mustangs and burros, their care, nurturing and use as athletes and companion animals
Identifying and providing opportunities to become involved in the mustang and burro experience through adoption, volunteering, sponsorship and philanthropy.
National Barrel Horse Association NBHA
725 Broad Street
Augusta, GA 30901
The National Barrel Horse Association, headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, is the largest barrel racing organization in the world. In 1992, the NBHA revolutionized the barrel racing industry by pioneering the divisional format, which allows riders of all skill levels a chance to win money and prizes in barrel racing competition.
The ultimate goal of NBHA competition is to qualify for the prestigious NBHA World Championships: The Youth & Teen World Championships, held the first week of August, and the Open & Senior World Championships are held in November annually.
National Cutting Horse Association NCHA
260 Bailey Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107
With the support of Mercuria Global Energy, the NCHA World Series has expanded to 8 shows in 2010, beginning with the historic San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, February 6-8.
National High School Rodeo Association NHSRA
12001 Tejon Street, Suite 128
Denver, CO 80234
Mission Statement: "Promote the sport of rodeo and the highest type of conduct and sportsmanship and expose its positive image to the general public -Preserve the Western heritage - Offer a privilege of family bonding - Offer an opportunity of continuing education -Maintain the highest regard for the livestock."
National Horse Show Association
PO Box 386
Greenvale, NY 11548
Founded in 1883 at the original Madison Square Garden, the National Horse Show is America’s oldest indoor horse show, firmly established as a major fixture on the national and international sports and social event calendars. The National has now become one of America’s most prestigious outdoor horse shows.
National Reined Cow Horses Association NRCHA
13181 US Highway 177
Byars, Ok 74831
The National Reined Cow Horse Association, the governing body of cow horse competition, is responsible for promoting the sport, insuring high standards of competition and educating members and the public about the history and tradition of the reined cow horse. Formed in 1949, the organization was originally called the California Reined Cow Horse Association. Despite the name change, the association has continued to celebrate the early California traditions of highly-trained working cow horses and today, 58 years after its creation, continues to work to keep the vaquero tradition alive in todayâ€™s equine industry
National Reining Horse Association NRHA
3000 NW 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Objective: To promote and encourage development of and public interest in agriculture and ranching through the promotion of public Reining Horse Shows; the development of suitable and proper standards of performance and judging intended to govern all Reining Horse Contests sponsored and approved by the National Reining Horse Association; to encourage the development and breeding of better Reining Horses; and to develop and disseminate informational material deemed desirable to provide contestants and spectators a better understanding of a proper performance of the Reining Horse in the show arena.
National Snaffle Bit Association
1391 St. Paul Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031
National Spotted Saddle Horse Association
316 W. Lytle St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0898
The Association is dedicated to establishing a uniform breed saddle horse that is naturally gaited and performs without the use of punishing training aids or substances. While presenting a natural gaited saddle horse, the National Spotted Saddle Horse exhibits "coats of many colors." A more beautiful or useful animal cannot be found.
The Spotted Saddle Horse originated in middle Tennessee. Spanish American type spotted ponies, prized for their gentle disposition and attractive color and markings, were crossed with other established gaited breeds, mainly Tennessee Walking Horses, to produce a natural gaited riding horse that was large enough for adult riders, with longer legs, bodies and necks; yet still retaining the gentleness and charm of the spotted pony.
National Walking Horse Association NWHA
4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 4
Lexington, KY 40511
The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) located at the Kentucky Horse Park, is an alliance of people committed to preserving and fostering the natural abilities and welfare of the Walking Horse.
The NWHA improves the lives of horses and people by encouraging responsibility and sportsmanship. It promotes educational and recreational activities while preserving the unique qualities of the Walking Horse.
NWHA Provides an equitable horse show affiliation program for Walking Horses to be exhibited, judged and showcased in full compliance with the Federal Horse Protection Act. This is accomplished through
Newton County Saddle Club
North American Peruvian Horse Association NAPHA
PO Box 2187
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
The North American Peruvian Horse Association's mission is to serve as a member-represented equine association; protect the integrity and accuracy of breed records and registration process; provide services to meet the needs of the show and recreational owner/rider; and promote the Peruvian Horse.
North American Riders Group NARG
11924 Forest Hill Boulevard
Wellington, FL 33414
Welcome to the official web site of the North American Rider's Group. The purpose of the NARG is to improve the quality of competitive show jumping in North America. We will do that uniting professional riders and trainers to use their collective strength to make show jumping in North America the best in the world
North American Trail Ride Conference NATRC
P.O. Box 224
Sedalia, FL 80135
The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) promotes horsemanship and horse care as they apply to the sport of distance riding by offering a variety of challenging and educational experiences designed to strengthen horse and rider partnerships. The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) provides long distance competitive trail rides for riders of all breeds and from all disciplines.
NSBA National Snaffle Bit Association
4203 Grove Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031
The purpose of the National Snaffle Bit Association is to define, promote and improve the quality of the pleasure horse, to promote exhibits, events and contests in expositions and shows; the promote the training of pleasure horses, to promote interest in pleasure horses among younger horsemen and to use and encourage the use of the standard rules for holding and judging contests of the pleasure horse.
The NSBA experienced a very successful beginning in 1983. Based on the interest and response throughout the entire country, the NSBA is projecting unprecedented growth figures in the number of participants, events available, and award purses.
Oklahoma Dressage Society
Oklahoma Reigning Horse Association
Old Salem Farm
North Salem, NY
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows return this spring, celebrating its 29th year and offering two weeks of exceptional Equestrian Sport. This prestigious two week event takes place in May at one of the nation’s premier equestrian facilities, Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. We have also added an additional competition date, Welcome Horse Show Day.
Newly renovated, Old Salem Farm is host to 25 exceptional horse shows each year. Over the years, Old Salem Farm has hosted United States Olympic Team Selection Trials and World Cup qualifier classes. Olympic stars such as Michael Matz, Peter Leone, Beezie Madden, McLain Ward and Leslie Burr- Howard, as well as many other esteemed riders, have competed here throughout the years.
Open Horse Show Association
PO Box 10056
Cocoa, FL 32927
Welcome to the Open Horse Show Association. OHSA's mission is to provide national recognition and awards to those that show in the open show ring in their local areas. All open and 4-H shows in the country qualify. You'll compete against other OHSA members across the nation. Points are accumulated on a calendar year basis. See the "Rules" section for all the information you need. Show locally, achieve nationally.
In 2012, OHSA will award year end high points to the overall champion and reserve champion high point. High points will also be awarded to the high point and reserve high point in each of the six disciplines:in hand western hunt seat
saddle seat gaited speed
Palomino Horse Association
10171 Nectar Avenue
Nelson, MO 65347
The Palomino Horse Association is the Original Palomino Registry incorporated in 1936. Today's Palomino Horse Association is the continuation of the registry which officially began in California in 1935, when Dick Halliday registered the golden stallion El Rey de los Reyes. Mr. Halliday researched the golden horse for many years. He started writing magazine articles that brought the Palomino into public attention. His articles created a great deal of interest in the Palomino, and within a few years, hundreds of breeders were specializing in the production of this color.
Palomino Horse Breeders of America
15253 East Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK 74116
Pennsylvania National Horse Show
720 Limekin Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070
The 65th Annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show, which returns to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Exhibition Center in Harrisburg, PA, October 14-23, is pleased to invite Girl Scouts (in grades 4 and 5) and 4-H members in Pennsylvania to attend the horse show free of charge on Saturday, October 16, 2010.
PHBA Palamino Horse Breeders of America
15253 East Skelly Drive
Tulsa, OK 74116
* To record and preserve the pedigree of the Palomino Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breeds.
* To provide beneficial services for its members which enhance and encourage Palomino ownership and participation.
* To generate growth of PHBA membership via the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the Palomino Horse.
The Palomino Horse Breeders of America, Tulsa, OK was formed in 1941 as a member owned, non-profit organization for the purpose of registering and improving horses standing between fourteen and seventeen hands tall, and exhibiting body color, with variations from light to dark, of a newly minted U S fourteen karat gold coin. There are more than 38 Affiliate Palomino Associations network associations on the state or local basis. APAs host horse shows, fundraising projects, clinics, futurities and family activities.
Pin Oak Charity Horse Show
Lynn Walsh, President
2501 S. Mason Rd.
Katy, TX 77450
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, presented by BBVA Compass, has grown into the oldest and most prestigious horse show in the country, and one of Houston’s most unique social and fundraising events, raising millions of dollars for our charities, Texas Children’s Hospital and The Ronald McDonald House of Houston.
Pinto Horse Association of America
7330 NW 23rd Street
Bethany, OK 73008
Polo Training Foundation
The Polo Training Foundation is a charitable foundation that encourages the growth of polo by supporting training programs for players and umpires at all levels of ability. The PTF promotes goodwill and sportsmanship, and encourages human development through teaching the principles and organizational and managerial skills necessary to successfully participate in the game of polo.
PRCA Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association
Legend has it that rodeo was born on July 4, 1869 when two groups of cowboys from neighboring ranches met in Deer Trail, CO, to settle an argument over who was the best at performing everyday ranching tasks. That competition is considered to be the first rodeo which evolved into rodeo as we know it today.
Today's professional rodeo cowboy is a bit different from his 1800s predecessor, but the ideals and showmanship and hard work are still valued by today's competitors. A cowboy's standing in the rodeo community is still dependent on his skill with a rope or his ability to ride a bucking animal. The cowboy code still dictates that a cowboy ought to help his fellow competitors, even though they might be competing for the same paycheck.
Professional Cowboy Association
22853 Hwy 59 Suite 6
Robertsdale, AL 36567
In the Southeastern area of the United States, the Professional Cowboy Association (PCA) is the premier and predominant producer of action-packed, exciting, thrilling rodeos. Drawing more than 5000 people to a Friday or Saturday night rodeo, each PCA-sanctioned rodeo is a major event.
Created more than 17 years ago, the Professional Cowboy Association has grown each year, and now sanctions more than 100 rodeos in its 10-month season. In eight states throughout the Southeast, on any given weekend, you can see more than 10 rodeos. And the PCA is pleased to call more than 1000 cowboys and cowgirls its members.
Pure Morab Horse Association PMHA
W2802 Emons Road
Appleton, WI 54916
Welcome to the Purebred Morab Horse Association and Registry website! Our organization is the largest Morab organization on record and we have iniatives built into the organzation that will usher in a sweepstakes program and scholarship program for youth. We are in our foundation stages, but are swiftly marking our products, moving our agendas, and building our future. Come travel with us and enjoy our site.
It is our pleasure to extend a warm welcome to our new members from the Morab Horse Association (MHA). The agreement between the two organizations has been completed and they are now joined as one. The year 2010 will be a new beginning for the Morab Breed.
Racking Horse Breeders Association of American
67 Horse Center Road, Suite B
Decatur, AL 35603
Since the time America began, the Racking Horse has been legendary for its beauty, stamina and calm disposition, this noble animal's popularity grew strong on the great southern plantations before the Civil War. It was learned that the horse could be ridden comfortably for hours because of its smooth, natural gait.
The Racking Horse is attractive and gracefully built with a long sloping neck, full flanks, well boned, smooth legs, and finely textured hair. The Racking Horse is considered a "light" horse in comparison with other breeds, averaging 15.2 hands high (a "hand" is considered to be four inches) and weighing 1,000 pounds. Colors may be black, bay, sorrel, chestnut, brown, gray, yellow, cremello, buckskin, dun, palomino, roan, champagne, and even spotted.
Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event produced by Equestrian Events, Inc
P.O. Box 12110
Lexington, KY, KY 40580
Sarasota Polo Club
8201 Polo Lane
Sarasota, FL 34240
With 130 acres, consisting of 9 meticulously groomed and irrigated polo fields, 2 stick and ball fields and a regulation size arena, Sarasota Polo Club is one of the largest clubs in the country.
Polo matches are open to the public every Sunday at 1:00 pm from December 19 - April 10, 2011. General Admission is $10.00 per adult and children 12 and under are free. Gates open at 11:00 am. Dogs are welcome on a leash.
Shetland Miniature Show Pony
81 B Queenwood Road
The American Shetland Pony Club was founded in 1888 as a registry to keep the pedigrees for all the Shetlands that were being imported from Europe at that time.
It has expanded to four separate breeds under one club: The Classic American Shetland Pony, The Modern American Shetland Pony, The American Miniature Horse Registry and The American Show Pony Registry.
Sumter Equestrian Center
Colleen Martin, Manager
Busnell, FL 33513
Sumter Equestrian Center, Inc was established in 2003 and is a growing horse show facility in the Heart of Central Florida. Sumter Equestrian Center was built by the Wade Family with family oriented horse shows in mind.
The Dixie Cup
The Equus Foundation
168 Long Lots Road
Westpor, CT 06880
The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., established in August 2002, as a 501(c)(3) national charitable foundation, seeks to raise public awareness of the value of the horse in society through education and the awarding of grants to charities that use the horse to benefit the public, promote the health and welfare of horses, and elevate the equestrian sport as a whole. The EQUUS Foundation helps thousands of people and horses each year. Over $1.3 million in grants have been awarded since the first awards in 2003.
The Foundation Quarter Horse Registry
Vicki & Bill Austin
PO Box 165
Vicksburg, MI 49097
The purpose of the Foundation Quarter Horse Registry is to preserve, protect, and perpetuate the working cow horse bloodlines of the Foundation Quarter Horse by the individuals that the FQHR deems as Foundation bred. The Registry is based on blood.
The American Quarter Horse Association was organized in 1940 with similar intent. Therefore the Foundation Quarter Horse Registry recognizes those horses listed in the first five studbooks (first 27,000 horses registered) as Foundation bred.
Most individuals carrying 75% Foundation blood are eligible for registration. The fourth generation is critical (great grand sires and great grand dams), of that generation 75% should descend from or run to Foundation blood. No registered thoroughbred may be closer than the fourth generation.
It is the aim of the Registry to keep regulation simple and easy.
The Friesian Horse Society, Inc. (FHS)
17670 Pioneer Trail
Plattsmouth,, NE 68048
The FHS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to both promote and preserve the beautiful Friesian horse through education and strict registration standards, as originated in the Netherlands for this Dutch breed. Established in 1993 as a European North American affiliate, the FHS now serves as an American Friesian registry that provides International registration for Friesians, with its primary goal being the breeding of pure offspring of this unique, centuries-old breed of horse.
The Friesian horse, though well known for its beauty, shining black coat, luxuriant mane, tail and feathering, and powerful, high-stepping gait, is also beloved for its easy-going temperment and companionable nature. Whether competing in upper level dressage tests, performing on the carriage driving circuit or just going for a trail ride, the Friesian quickly becomes a member of the family.
The Guide Horse Foundation
PO Box 511
Kitrell, NC 27544
Our mission is to provide a safe, cost-effective and reliable mobility alternative for visually impaired people. The Guide Horse Foundation is committed to delivering Guide Horses at no cost to the blind, relying on un-paid volunteers and charitable donations to pay all travel and housing expenses for the blind handler's on-site training.
The Guide Horse Foundation was founded in 1999 as an experimental program to access the abilities of miniature horses as assistance animals. There is a critical shortage of guide animals for the blind and guide horses are an appropriate assistance animal for thousands of visually impaired people in the USA.
The Jockey Club
40 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
The Jockey Club is the breed Registry for Thoroughbred horses in the
United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The organization is dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, and it fulfills that mandate by serving many segments of the industry through its subsidiary companies and by providing support to a wide range of industry initiatives.
The Jockey Club maintains offices in Lexington, Kentucky, and New York City.
The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA)
250 N. Ellington Pkwy.
Lewisburg, TN 37091
he Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA), headquartered in Lewisburg, Tennessee, is the oldest and most prestigious organization devoted to the promotion of the breed. Founded in 1935, the breed registry was established to record the pedigrees of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Its goal is to maintain the purity of the breed, to promote greater awareness of the Tennessee Walking Horse and its qualities, to encourage expansion of the breed, and to help assure its general welfare. Over 430,000 registered Tennessee Walking Horses populate the world.
United States Hunter Jumper Association
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY, FL 40511
The USHJA, as the official national affiliate for the Hunter/Jumper discipline promotes our sport, offers broad-based education for our members, and provides the framework for the conduct of our sport.
United States Polo Association USPA
4037 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Each polo match consists of 4 to 6 chukkers (periods) that last seven and a half minutes with a warning bell at seven minutes and a final bell thirty seconds later (unless a team scores after the warning bell or the ball hits the sideboards, which stops the chukker immediately). The game is played on a field with goal posts on each end. The players attempt to hit the ball between the posts (no matter how high), to score one point. After each goal, the teams change direction. Two mounted umpires accompany the players, (four on each team in outdoor polo, three on each team in arena polo) and a “third man” sits near the middle of the field to referee in case of a questionable call between the mounted umpires. The whistle is blown to indicate a foul (scroll down to learn more about fouls), and stops the clock. At the end of the chukker, the players change horses.
United States Pony Clubs, Inc
4041 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Find out about the Pony Club program and how to get your child involved in a club or riding center.
Current Pony Club members will find information on the activities, opportunities and events going on that they can get involved in and a whole host of resource web pages designed to support them as they proceed in achieving their ratings.
Pony Club leaders will find all the information and forms they need to put together a wonderful Pony Club program for their members and fulfill the Pony Club motto: A happy child on a happy horse!
United States Trotting Association
750 Michigan Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
Harness racing is a worldwide sport where a special breed of horses, called Standardbreds, race around a track while pulling a driver in a two-wheeled cart, called a sulky. It is seen in more than 30 countries by millions of fans who wager more than $3 billion annually.
USA Reining seeks to foster the sport of reining in the U.S. and provide a pipeline for athletes to progress from national level competition and into FEI and international competition. It is also the goal of the organization to represent its members as a fully compliant USEF Recognized Affiliate for the sport.
USDF United States Dressage Federation
4051 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Dressage is a French term meaning “training” and its purpose is to develop the horse’s natural athletic ability and willingness to work making him calm, supple and attentive to his rider. Competitive dressage involves nine progressive levels incorporating multiple tests within each level. Special tests are also written for musical freestyle, sport horse breeding and performances incorporating multiple horses and riders. Tests are revised every four years by the United States Dressage Federation, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and the International Equestrian Federation (FEI).
USEA United States Combined Training Association
525 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
USEA United States Eventing Association
525 Old Waterford Road, NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
The USEA sanctions more than 280 competitions each year all across the United States. More than 40,000 riders compete annually in these events. Eventing competitions present a variety of competition levels from Novice through Advanced, and the added geographic diversity of the sport truly offers competitive opportunities for horse enthusiasts of every age, skill-level and region in the U.S.
USEF United States Equestrian Federation
4047 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington, KY 40511
Equestrian competitors, leisure riders, coaches, fans and enthusiasts each share a personal bond with the horse. This commonality defines the membership of the United States Equestrian Federation [USEF] which serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport.
The USEF is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its inception in 1917, the Federation has been dedicated to pursuing excellence and promoting growth, all while providing and maintaining a safe and level playing field for both its equine and human athletes.
Veterinarians (Find a Veterinarian)
VIN Veterinary Information Network
777 W. Covell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616
Since 1991, VIN has been the number one online veterinary destination - and always has been and always will be -- for veterinarians, by veterinarians.
Those who don't "know" VIN, likely think VIN is a web site. But VIN members (VINners) quickly recognize that although VIN is a "site" on the "web", it is much more than a web site.
VIN is a place. VIN is home to over 42,000 colleagues. Bringing together veterinarians "world-wide" as colleagues. Bringing instant access to vast amounts of up-to-date veterinary information to colleagues
Washington International Horse Show
3299 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007
An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show brings top horses and riders from the U.S. and abroad, including Olympic champions, to the nation's capital to compete for more than $415,000 in prize money and championship titles. About 500 horses participate in show jumping, hunters and equitation events during the six-day show. Entertaining exhibitions, community events and specialty shopping in more than 50 boutiques round out this family-friendly show. WIHS is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization.
WCRHA West Coast Reining Horse Association
The West Coast Reining Horse Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the Reining Horse. The association was formed in 1982 to bring Reining Horse events to the West Coast. The association adheres to the guidelines of the National Reining Horse Association and provides a forum for exhibitors, breeders, and anyone interested in the sport of Reining.
Working Ranch Cowboys Association
P. O. Box 7765,
Amarillo, TX 79114
Working Ranch Cowboy Association is dedicated to preserving the heritage and lifestyle of the Working Ranch Cowboy
The WRCA uses Ranch Rodeo to bring attention to our cause and to generate money for our Foundation. We sanction the finest Ranch Rodeos across North America to bring the top Ranch Teams to the World Championship Ranch Rodeo held in Amarillo Texas the second weekend in November. Help in Times of Crisis – We provide funds for Working Ranch Cowboys and their families in times of need.