Let's Talk NSBA!
What is the NSBA - National Snaffle Bit Association?
The mission of the National Snaffle Bit Association, Inc., is to grow the show horse community through various equine programs and events where every activity benefits horses, breeders, owners and exhibitors alike.
The purpose of the National Snaffle Bit Association is to define, promote and improve the quality of the pleasure horse, to promote exhibits, events, and contests in expositions and shows; the promote the training of pleasure horses, to promote interest in pleasure horses among younger horsemen and to use and encourage the use of the standard rules for holding and judging contests of the pleasure horse.
Why would I register my horse with NSBA?
Registering your horse with the NSBA gives your horse more opportunities to show, earn points and awards on the regional and at the World level.
The NSBA has 8 Alliance Breed/Color Associations. This alliance means you can register horses which are registered with any of the 8 Alliance Breed/Color Associations with NSBA. The eight alliance breeds are the following:
Registering your horse with NSBA is easy. If your horse is already registered with one of the 8 of the Alliance Breed/Color Associations listed above, send in a copy of your ABRA registration papers along with the completed NSBA registration form and the $35 registration fee.
NEW for 2019, unregistered horses are eligible to register by submitting color photographs showing full left and right side and full front and back view specifically showing all marks of identification. Photographs along with a veterinarian certificate showing proof of age must be submitted at the time of application. The fee for the registration certificate $35.
So if you have an unregistered, you now how an association to get registered with and take part in the NSBA showing and awards!
Where do I show in the NSBA classes?
Many regional shows across the U.S. host NSBA shows and offer NSBA classes. Check your local Horse Clubs for offered NSBA classes and other breed and color associations may have NSBA classes offered at their show.
The NSBA host it’s World Show & Breeders Championship Futurity in August every year in Tulsa, OK. The NSBA World Show offers all-breed classes over seven days and payout over $1,000,000 in cash prizes.
As with any horse association, you need to be a current member, in good standing to be eligible to show.
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