The National Horse Show Endowment was established to sustain the legacy and prestige of the National Horse Show and its patrons. The endowment will focus on education and talent development for young riders in underrepresented divisions.
The National Horse Show was established in 1883 by a group of influential sportsmen from New York. Today, the National is one of the most prestigious international equestrian competitions and is the second oldest horse show in the United States. In order to carry on the legacy of the National Horse Show, the Board of Directors established an endowment in 2022 to help financially sustain the show into the next 140+ years. Throughout history, it has been the patrons of the National that have kept the horse show alive.
One of the biggest patrons to the equestrian sport and to the National was Mason Phelps, the late President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Horse Show. Mason was a tireless advocate for the National Horse Show’s success and longevity. To honor Mason’s legacy, the Executive Committee has named the Endowment in his honor. During his lifetime, he worked to preserve the history of the event and make sure that it stayed on the cutting edge of equestrian sport in the United States. If you are interested in helping us to continue Mason’s work, please consider donating to the Endowment. Your contribution will continue to fund the legacy of the National for generations to come.
How Donations will be Used:
The Endowment Fund is a permanently invested fund that will enable the National Horse Show Association of America LTD (NHS) to sustain a commitment to excellence in serving its membership and ensuring the vital future for the NHS. The Fund will receive gifts, bequests, grants, and property with the income from the Fund to be used to defray expenses of the competition, grant allocation, trophy maintenance, educational programs, and general expenses of the NHS. Donations of $10,000 or more may be placed in the Endowment Fund with a memorial or honorary designation and the family may propose a purpose for the use of income generated by that designated fund, otherwise they will be placed in the General Purpose Account.
How to Donate: