Membership Reminder for the 2023 National Horse Show

Lexington, Ky – August 4, 2023 – With the qualifying and membership year drawing to a close on August 31, 2023, the National Horse Show (NHS) would like to remind riders and trainers of the membership requirements to participate in ANY National Horse Show class.

It is imperative for all participants to remember that membership in the National Horse Show Association of America (NHSA) is required for all competitors in the ASPCA MaclayHamel 3’3” Medal, and the THIS Adult Medal classes, as well as for trainers with students in these same classes. Unlike the rules of other organizations, non-members may not compete in any of the NHS classes.

Competitors must complete their membership application prior to competing in any of the above-mentioned classes. The membership application can be found through the National Horse Show website here and is to be completed online.

Points for the NHSA ASPCA Maclay, Hamel Foundation 3’3” Medal, or THIS Adult Medal will not be awarded retroactively to riders that competed but were not yet members of the NHSA. However, if you compete in a NHSA ASPCA Maclay class as a non-member it will count as one of your fourteen (14) shows, regardless of whether or not you receive any points. Membership applications can be completed at

We would like to thank all competitors, trainers and managers for their support and we look forward to the continued growth of these classes.

Join us in the WSJ Foundation Lounge this fall! The Lounge will continue for its second year in the Executive Skyboxes in the Alltech Arena, offering an elegant and social experience.

The WSJ Foundation Lounge will offer a full-service food and bar in the upgraded atmosphere. The executive skyboxes offer a comfortable place to watch all of the action with improved visibility in sophisticated surroundings.

 Passes are now available for the 2023 National Horse Show! Passes are available in limited quantities to be purchased individually or are included in sponsorship agreements.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities or WSJ Foundatoin Lounge passes, click here or contact Karla DiNardo at or 859.321.1309.

The 140th annual National Horse Show is set to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park October 25 – November 5. This year’s event will highlight feature classes including:

  • $226,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup Lexington
  • $50,000 National Horse Show Hunter Classic
  • $25,000 Show Jumping Hall of Fame Grand Prix
  • $10,000 Children’s Hunter Classic
  • $10,000 Adult Amateur Hunter Classic
  • ASPCA Maclay National Championship
  • Hamel Foundation National Horse Show 3’3” Equitation Championship
  • Taylor Harris Insurance Services Adult Equitation Championships