New Rule Regarding Trainers Liscenses


Effective Jan. 1, 2011, all Trainers, when applying for their Trainers liscense, Must Purchase their Annual Membership, if they have not already done so. No trainers liscense will be issued, until current NSSHA Membership is verified, or purchased.


Updated New Rule for Amateur Owned & Trained Horses


Please review the new rules pertaining to all horses and exhibitors entering into Amateur Owned & Trained Divisions. There is a section regarding the transportation of Amateur Owned & Trained entries, which applies to Trainers, as well.


Rule Revision to Lead Line Class

All participants in the Lead Line Class (Riders age 6 & Under) will receive a Blue Ribbon. Each Participant, at all shows, will receive points equal to a 1st place tie.

Any Participant accumulating 75 or more points, will receive an Award at the Annual Awards Banquet.

All Participants/entries must pay an entry fee at all shows, No Prize Money will be awarded. Funds derived from entry fees (less DQP inspection fees), will accumulate in a Lead Line Fund, to be used to purchase Awards for all qualifying Riders.

Lead Line Class will Not be Judged/Tied.

All other Lead Line Class Rules, as found in the NSSHA Rule Book will apply.




Member/Exhibitor Rule Clarification


Beginning with the 2009 Show Season, all Owners of Horses, Trainers, & Exhibitors must be a Current Dues paid NSSHA Member (or be included on your families listing of individuals on their Family Membership), in good standing, to participate in NSSHA Shows. This Rule was previously added to our website, under additions to the Rule Book; however, we have been asked to make this Rule clarification.




A Total of 75 Points Needed to be
Considered for Year End Awards


The Board of Directors, approved the Following: In order for a Horse, or exhibitor, to eligible for a Year End Award, a total of 75 points must be accumulated in any Division. Any division that has horses or exhibitors with less than 75 points, will not be eligible for the title/award. Please visit our website, for a listing of shows, and the points to be awarded at each show. Information regarding the Show Dates & information, to date, is included in this Newsletter.




2 Year Old NSSHA Breeders
Incentive Program Classes Defined


The Breeders Incentive Committee, along with the Board of Directors has approved the decision: That at this time, until further notice, the 2 Year Old Breeders Incentive Classes, Classic & Legacy, will be Model Horse at Halter Classes.


We urge owners and breeders to join in this Program.




NSSHA Seeking Corporate
Sponsors & Spring Show Sponsors


The NSSHA Office & Members of the Board of Directors are currently seeking Corporate Sponsors, as well as Spring Show Sponsors. The Corporate Sponsorship Program assists in the presentation of our Three Major Shows, Spring, Mid-Season & Championship Shows, as well as day-to-day Operations.


We are asking everyone to assist us in this area. If you are unable to Re-new your Corporate Sponsor, or become a New Corporate Sponsor, please become a Sponsor for the Spring Show, a one night Show sponsor, or a Sponsor for the other two Major Shows, the Mid-Season & Championship.
Sponsorships are vital to the success of our Shows. During these difficult times, please continue to support the NSSHA, even if you can only do Ribbon Sponsorships. Any assistance that anyone can give will be greatly appreciated.


Also, please remember, Any individual who secures $1000 or more in Corporate Sponsorships will receive an Advertising Award of Excellence at the Annual Awards Banquet. If you need further information regarding our Corporate Sponsorship Program, please visit our website, and click on Corporate Sponsors. The Corporate Sponsorship package offers many benefits.




The NSSHA will continue to register Sabino Horses, indefinitely. The Association is committed to making registration available for all horses that qualify by color and gait. Once your $50 Annual Family Membership fee is paid, any horse qualifying by color and gait can be registered for the very low fee of $30.00, regardless of age.




All advertising debts (Journal & Calendar) and Class Sponsorship Debts are Due within 30 Days of Billing, with a late fee of $20.00 added on the 31st Day, and $20 on every 31st day thereafter, until paid. After 60 Days of non-payment, the individual or business will be added to the Bad Debt list, which is published, and also, which will appear on our web site.


Corporate Sponsorships must pay half of the fee by July 31, and the remaining Balance by Sept. 1. Non-payment by the required date will result in being barred from association events, until payment is received.



Advertising is now available on the NSSHA web site.

Please click on the side bar "Advertisements Online" for pricing and complete details.

We urge everyone to place their online advertisments with us, to reach the most interested clients. Please contact the NSSHA office, 615-890-2864, with any questions you may have.