Participate in This Virtual Horse Show, Win Prizes, and Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Posted by Paige Cerulli
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Thanks to this virtual horse show, you can compete without the 3 a.m. horse show wake-up call. 

Would you like to help Hurricane Harvey victims while having a little fun at the same time? Well, we have a way you can help out, and it involves all the things we love - horses, horse shows, and a chance to learn and grow as a rider. The North American Western Dressage Association (NAWD) is hosting a "United for Texas" Virtual Horse show, and 100% of the proceeds are going to help Hurricane Harvey victims.

Now, here's what you need to know. The show takes place from September 15 through the 24, so you've gotta get moving. But you don't have to load up your horse trailer - instead, grab a buddy and a video camera; your entry will be 100% online.

To enter, you'll submit a video of your ride. All the videos will be assessed by NAWD judges (and they're all donating their time, by the way). You'll get scores and feedback on your test, and you never even have to leave your farm.

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There are a variety of classes that you can choose from, including:

  • NAWD Six Feet on the Ground (in-hand)
  • NAWD/USEF Western Dressage
  • NAWD/USDF Traditional Dressage
  • NAWD Ranch Horse
  • NAWD Freestyle (Western dressage or in-hand)

Each class includes Open, Amateur, and Youth divisions, so everyone can participate. The top six competitors in each class receive an artisan ribbon.


Want to give it a try? Start by checking out the NAWD tests and rules When you're ready to enter, you can do so online at

So go take a look at your tests, gather up your friends, start practicing, and enter! There's nothing better than not having to wake up at 3 a.m. for a horse show, and when the proceeds all go to a great cause? You can't beat it.

Will you be entering the "United for Texas" Virtual Horse Show? Tell us in the comments below. 

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