Show Overview

Download an Entry Form

Are you ready to compete against the top academy riders in the nation? If so, we invite you to join us. Entry forms for our 2023 show are now available. All forms must be postmarked by October 18, 2023. To download an entry form, click here.

Find the Show Schedule

Mark your calendar now and get ready for the academy show of the year. Our 2023 show schedule can be found here.

Become a Show Sponsor

The NACHS would not exist without the generous support of our sponsors. All proceeds from our show go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor for our 2023 show, please visit our Sponsor the Show page.

Read the Show Rules

All riders, instructors, and family members should read our show rules before the competition begins. To go to our rules page, click here.

Enter an Application for Your Favorite Horse

Do you have a favorite horse that you think is worthy to win our 2023 “Horse of the Year” award? Then enter them today! Click here for a Horse of the Year application.

Raise Money for St. Jude Children's Hospital

Riders at the NACHS compete in the spirit of friendly competition and to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We encourage all of our riders to help raise money for St. Jude. For some clever ideas on how to raise money, click here.

Make a Hotel Reservation (Early!)

Murfreesboro, TN has many choices for overnight accommodations but our biggest tip is to book early, especially if you’re coming with a group. Click here to find out more about good local choices.

Start training. Start visualizing your success.

The National Academy Championship Horse Show is known for bringing talented, experienced academy riders from all over the nation. Safety is our #1 goal. We ask that all of our riders train to ride their horses in a controlled, safe fashion. For inspiration, see our prize list.

Our Story

The National Academy Championship Horse Show was inspired by the love of children and horses by Joyce Webster of B & W Stables.

Our story began in 1999, when Joyce met a very sick little girl one day riding a horse at her barn. Even though the child was very ill, this little girl had the biggest smile on her face because she was riding a horse–this was the child’s dream come true!  From that moment on, Joyce couldn’t stop thinking about this beautiful child and how happy being around horses made her. Joyce decided to create the National Academy Championship Horse Show and give all the proceeds to St. Jude to help children with life threatening diseases.

Thanks to the generosity of many barns, riders, families, friends and our sponsors, this show has now donated over $754,400 to St. Jude to help sick children and fund critical research.