NWSS 2022 Schedule of Events

Jan
17
Mon
USEF Hunter/Jumper Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 17 @ 7:00 am

The US Equestrian Federation Hunter and Jumper Show present some of the best equestrian athletes in the industry. With an action-packed five days, this show is a must-see. There will be a variety of classes based on the height of the jumps, ages, and levels of riders and horses, and experience. Each day will begin with hunter classes based on the tradition of fox hunting featuring naturally colored and decorated fences and beautifully turned out hunter horses with braided manes and tails. Jumping classes will follow with high, colorful fences where the fastest, highest jumping pair wins. View the complete horse show class schedule here.

Grand Prix @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm

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Pronounced “gron pree”, the French word translates to the term “big prize”. This prestigious event, the $40,000 Grand Prix presented Monarch Casino, is a jumping technique that requires and precision, teamwork and absolute cooperation between horse and rider.

It takes a special animal and a special person to compete at this level of competition and with more than $40,000 in prize money on the line, this exciting event attracts top horses and riders from across the nation.

Jan
19
Wed
An Evening of Dancing Horses @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS, performed to music, is known for bringing together the best equestrian talent from around the world.

Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty, and other equestrian disciplines to wow any horse enthusiasts.

Jan
20
Thu
Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am

This show offers some of the most diverse equine species of the entire National Western Horse Show. Known as the horses of yesteryear, the draft horses competing in the National Western Draft Horse Show and Pulling Contest exhibit horses doing some of the same work they have done for centuries. Contests include cart, team, unicorn, 4-horse, 6-horse, and 8-horse hitch classes. This show also includes some of the best mules and donkeys in the industry competing in the North American Saddle Mule and Donkey Association show. Classes for the day include Mule and Donkey Trail classes, Mule Ranch Riding, Draft Gelding Team, Draft Mare Team, Draft 4-horse Gelding Hitch, and Draft Mare Unicorn Hitch. View the complete horse show class schedule here.

Horsemanship Clinic @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 20 @ 3:30 pm

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to audit a free seminar hosted by some of the best industry professionals the equine industry has to offer. They will share knowledge and expertise as you get to know them, their background, and their equine partners in an entertaining and interactive training session. This year’s host will be announced at a later date. View the complete horse show class schedule here.

An Evening of Dancing Horses @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm

An Evening of Dancing Horses® presented by 9NEWS, performed to music, is known for bringing together the best equestrian talent from around the world.

Enjoy an evening full of formal dressage, reining, liberty, and other equestrian disciplines to wow any horse enthusiasts.

Jan
21
Fri
Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am

This show offers some of the most diverse equine species of the entire National Western Horse Show. Known as the horses of yesteryear, the draft horses competing in the National Western Draft Horse Show and Pulling Contest exhibit horses doing some of the same work they have done for centuries. Contests include cart, team, unicorn, 4-horse, 6-horse, and 8-horse hitch classes. This show also includes some of the best mules and donkeys in the industry competing in the North American Saddle Mule and Donkey Association show. Classes for the day include Mule and Donkey Trail classes, Mule Ranch Riding, Draft Gelding Team, Draft Mare Team, Draft 4-horse Gelding Hitch, and Draft Mare Unicorn Hitch. View the complete horse show class schedule here.

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm

This show offers some of the most diverse equine species of the entire National Western Horse Show. Known as the horses of yesteryear, the draft horses competing in the National Western Draft Horse Show and Pulling Contest exhibit horses doing some of the same work they have done for centuries. Contests include cart, team, unicorn, 4-horse, 6-horse, and 8-horse hitch classes. This show also includes some of the best mules and donkeys in the industry competing in the North American Saddle Mule and Donkey Association show. Classes for the day include Mule and Donkey Trail classes, Mule Ranch Riding, Draft Gelding Team, Draft Mare Team, Draft 4-horse Gelding Hitch, and Draft Mare Unicorn Hitch. View the complete horse show class schedule here.

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

Featuring

  • Draft Horse & Mule Feed Team Race
  • Open Mule Flag Race
  • Classic Draft 6-Horse Hitch
  • Draft Light Weight Pulling Contest.

 

Jan
22
Sat
Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am

This show offers some of the most diverse equine species of the entire National Western Horse Show. Known as the horses of yesteryear, the draft horses competing in the National Western Draft Horse Show and Pulling Contest exhibit horses doing some of the same work they have done for centuries. Contests include cart, team, unicorn, 4-horse, 6-horse, and 8-horse hitch classes. This show also includes some of the best mules and donkeys in the industry competing in the North American Saddle Mule and Donkey Association show. Classes for the day include Mule and Donkey Trail classes, Mule Ranch Riding, Draft Gelding Team, Draft Mare Team, Draft 4-horse Gelding Hitch, and Draft Mare Unicorn Hitch. View the complete horse show class schedule here.

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

Featuring

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

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Youth Equestrian Showcase scholarship presentation @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm

The evening’s Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey performance begins with a presentation recognizing the finalists for the Youth Equestrian Showcase scholarship program and naming of the Champion and Reserve Champion winners.

Finalists for the Youth Equestrian Showcase scholarship program competed during the NWSS interviewing with the selection committee, creating an educational display for the public, volunteering in our educational areas, and presenting a video detailing their journey toward a SMART goal. Tonight we recognize all the finalists for their hard work in this program and dedication to our equine industry plus name a Champion and Reserve Champion, earning $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships, respectively.

This event requires a ticket to the Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show.

Jan
23
Sun
Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am

This show offers some of the most diverse equine species of the entire National Western Horse Show. Known as the horses of yesteryear, the draft horses competing in the National Western Draft Horse Show and Pulling Contest exhibit horses doing some of the same work they have done for centuries. Contests include cart, team, unicorn, 4-horse, 6-horse, and 8-horse hitch classes. This show also includes some of the best mules and donkeys in the industry competing in the North American Saddle Mule and Donkey Association show. Classes for the day include Mule and Donkey Trail classes, Mule Ranch Riding, Draft Gelding Team, Draft Mare Team, Draft 4-horse Gelding Hitch, and Draft Mare Unicorn Hitch. View the complete horse show class schedule here.

Draft Horse, Mule & Donkey Show @ CINCH Arena/Events Center
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

Witness first-hand the immense horsepower of these gentle giants. Featuring the workhorses of yesteryear, the Draft Horse, Mule, and Donkey Show and pulling contest offers the beauty, grandeur, and sheer force of today’s draft horses.

Featuring

  • Draft/Mule Feed Team Race Finals
  • Draft 8-Horse Hitch
  • Junior Mule Western Pleasure
  • Mule & Donkey High Point Presentation
  • Draft Heavy Weight Pulling Contest