USEF UNANIMOUSLY Approves NWHA as National Affiliate Association
At the August 2, 2010 Board of Directors Meeting, the United States Equestrian Federation Inc. unanimously approved the National Walking Horse Association's application for "National" affiliation membership.
National affiliation membership is just one category of the different affiliation memberships offered by the Federation where equestrian-related groups or individuals have formed a national association or organization (USEF Rule GR204.1.c). Note: This should not be confused with a USEF Recognized Association membership where the organization's rules have been included in the Federation's rule book and where that affiliates horse shows are governed by USEF.
The Federation's approval of the National Walking Horse Association as a National Association creates a joint business relationship and international platform for NWHA to further their mission of promoting the sound, Naturally GaitedWalking Horse while providing a fair and level playing field for all exhibitors.
NWHA is proud to partner with USEF which leads the industry as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. Both organizations exhibit only the highest integrity, passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence with the welfare of horse and rider above all else.
This high honor sets the stage for the many and exciting upcoming NWHA events. The National Walking Horse Association's National Championship horse show (the largest flat shod competition in the country) will be held September 27 through October 2 at Miller Coliseum in MURFREESBORO, TN Simultaneously, NWHA will be the sole representative of the Tennessee Walking Horse at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky. Live horse demonstrations will take place Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 while our promotional booth will be on site throughout the entire length of the games. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
This is GREAT!...and we are very happy to see our breed make the Crossover into the mainstream equine community, this is what we at Walkin On Ranch has been working towards for decades and are proud to have made significant contributions towards this great distinction.
While NWHA has made a embarrassing,claim as: NWHA will be the sole representative of the Tennessee Walking Horse at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky.
We are glad they are there, we have for years shown alongside ALL of those neat people and horses riding The Tennessee Walking Horse from NWHA. (they are like our soldiers fighting in our wars, they are Not the issue or problem it's the officials of the org, who know better, yet, they still do as they do.)
Walkin On Ranch of Cookeville, Tennessee were Formally Invited by The WEGs as The Official Breed Representative of The Tennessee Walking Horse months before NWHA purchased their booth exhibition spot and we are the only exhibitor listed as Tennessee Walking Horses. To keep the record straight we were only one of two Independent Exhibitors invited to represent a Breed of Horse.
Whereas, NWHA will exhibit in The Parade of Breeds along with other group breed demonstrations, we have our own separate headlining showcase and dates along with the other great world performers.
As a contributing factor, Just weeks after our July/August 1998 much publicized campaign to show at The National Celebration in The World Grand Championship Class with our Pleasure Horse against the Padded Horse. The concsiouness of many people were raised to cause a movement to establish an alternate show venue than the Padded Horse Division.
NWHA was formed September of 1998
part and partial of our bringing to public light the issues of The Padded and Pleasures Horse in our breed,