About Us

Our Mission Statement

The National Stock Horse Association plans and produces stock horse competitions, and encourages industry growth through educational clinics, youth scholarship programs and incentive programs. The National Stock Horse Association honors past stock horses that have set the standard in cow horse competitions through their athletic talents and educates the public on the history of the stock horse and their origination from the Spanish bit tradition.

Basic structure of the organization

The National Stock Horse Association is a privately held corporation. The NSHA is also currently expediting the development of the National Stock Horse Association Foundation for 501(c)(3) status in 2016.

Long Range Plans

Since its foundation in 2004, the National Stock Horse Association has strived to rebuild and grow the stock horse industry, while promoting the sport and its heritage throughout the world. The association plans to continue and add to these efforts through the production of stock horse competitions and events. Promotion efforts educate those involved with stock horses as well as community members on the stock horse history, training programs, competition events, and legendary horses and trainers. Programs such as a newly-developed year-end program will benefit all levels of riders- from professionals to non-professionals to just-beginning youth and adults. The new year-end awards program will allow members to earn points towards year-end awards through other clubs and associations. We also have a new Youth Scholarship Program. To promote participation in stock horse competitions, the National Stock Horse Association will continue to increase the pay-out purse for their events. The NSHA Board of Directors is dedicated to constantly seeking new ways to increase exposure to the stock horse industry, improve competition and develop the spectator base by, producing "Simply The Best" stock horse competitions in the world.

The NSHA's commitment to being "Simply The Best" Brings  You

  • New energy
  • New excitement
  • New Shows
  • Bigger Western Trade Shows
  • The NSHA Futurity
  • The Stock Horse Challenge
  • The World's Richest Stock Horse Contest
  • Cow work finals
  • First timer class
  • Special events with:
    Stock Horse Futurity, New Classic Bridle Spectacular & Horse Show, Championship Team Penning &Ranch Sorting and Stray Gathering
  • Increasing pay-outs



Simply The Best!

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