The National Walking Horse Association Relocates


The National Walking Horse Association (NWHA) has left Texas and relocated to Lexington, Ky. Its new headquarters is located in the Kentucky Horse Park’s National Horse Center.

The NWHA, which joins more than 30 other national and regional equine organizations headquartered at the National Horse Center, is an alliance of people who believe in strengthening the natural abilities and welfare of the Walking Horse.  The NWHA was established to promote the naturally gaited Walking Horse, along with educational and recreational activities. 

 “We gladly welcome the NWHA as a new tenant in our National Horse Center because the welfare of Walking Horses is their top priority.  Their noble efforts to preserve and protect naturally-gaited horses are laudable, and we are proud to have them join the Kentucky Horse Park family,” says Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director John Nicholson.

The 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 rules that are enforced fairly and consistently, a horse inspection program and judges that are committed to fair judging, with an understanding of the true gaits of the Walking Horse.


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