Welcome to the National Academy Championship Horse Show
November 2-5, 2023
Find a Hotel
Nominate a Horse
Nominate your favorite horse to win the Academy National “Horse of the Year” Award. All entries are due by October 1, 2023. For a form, click here.
Design a Good Luck Ad
Barns, parents and grandparents can help show their support for their riders and the National Academy Championship Horse Show by purchasing a good luck ad. Click here for more information.
About the Show
WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE BEST ACADEMY RIDERS IN THE COUNTRY
The National Academy Championship Horse Show is one like no other. This is the only 3-day, 3-judge academy show in the nation. Riders from all over the country join us each year in the spirit of competition and to raise money to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you have what it takes to compete with the best, we hope you’ll join us November 2-5 in Murfreesboro, TN.
BIG COMPETITION. BIG PRIZES
How would you like to win a new saddle?–Or the biggest ribbons you’ve ever seen?! Our competition is unlike any other. The competition at NACHS may be more than you’re ever experienced. More skilled riders to compete against, more to aim for. Come join us and be part of the academy riding event that takes riders to the next level and supports research at St. Jude’s. There’s no show like this in the nation. And we want you to be part of it.
How to enter
Last year the National Academy Championship Horse Show had 1325 entries from riders from 19 states. This is truly an academy show like no other. Entry forms for our 2023 show, November 2-5, are now available. Riders, if you think you have what it take to compete on a national scale, we invite you to join us.
2023 NACHS Entry Pack
Riders – the time to enter is right now. If you’re ready for the challenge, then download the official 2023 entry form and send it in today.
Safety is our utmost priority. Training, preparation and sportsmanship are an absolutely necessity for every rider who attends the NACHS. We welcome riders who come to share in the joy of riding and working towards a greater goal of helping children with life threatening diseases at St. Jude. Please note this show would not be possible without the generous support of parents, trainers, barns, family members and riders from all over the nation. Thank you.
Special Awards & Events
Trainer of the Year Award
The Trainer of the Year Award is a very special award that is given to the trainer or trainers with the most wins at the National Academy Championship Horse Show.
Click here to learn more and see past winners of this prestigious title.
Horse of the Year Award
Each year at the National Academy Championship Horse Show, one horse is selected as the “Academy Horse of the Year.” Would you like to nominate a horse for this year’s award? Click here!