• USEF Network Magnum Refund is the first reining horse to arrive at @KyHorsePark for the #KentuckyReiningCup. http://t.co/M3BOfGZNXn 4/21/2015 1:15:31 PM
  • Eventing Nation Can't make it to @RolexKentucky? We've got the scoop on how to watch it live online on @USEFNetwork & FEI TV: http://t.co/FpMrdQgq79 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2015 12:10:32 PM
  • USEF Network Are you ready for some #reining? The #KentuckyReiningCup starts Friday! https://t.co/eftAOh3yxx 4/21/2015 11:51:18 AM
  • Eventing Nation The @RolexKentucky entry list is holding steady at 76 horses the day before the first horse inspection http://t.co/OSgQgLp3nD #RK3DE Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2015 9:51:47 AM
  • Leslie Knauf Watch all the @RolexKentucky event action live online: Thu & Fri dressage, XC Saturday, SJ on Sun via @USEFNetwork! https://t.co/1MIp2C Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2015 9:49:38 AM
  • USEF Do you have questions for U.S. Eventing Team Coach David O'Connor? Send them in using #USEFTalk and get them answered tomorrow evening. Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/20/2015 9:12:43 PM
  • sinead halpin Hannah & Sinead Show is HAPPENING! @USEFNetwork @RolexKentucky!! Recaps @ the end of e/ day ..Hannie, me & a mic 😎 http://t.co/vmo Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/20/2015 7:14:49 PM
  • USEF Network Take 10. Watch the jump off from the #GreatAmericanMillion Grand Prix http://t.co/c3me64mOLP 4/20/2015 2:20:10 PM
  • John Kyle Somewhat moderate weather forecast for @RolexKentucky this week. http://t.co/AOaTRbjCiN Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/20/2015 2:01:29 PM
  • USEF Network @UptownEventing Unfortunately we will not. You will need to watch on FEI TV outside North America. 4/20/2015 1:09:46 PM

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National Show Horses

The National Show Horse (NSH) is a relatively new American breed whose registry was not founded until 1981. Representing the epitome of the modern day show horse, a National Show Horse was originally a combination of the best of two breeds: the Arabian and the American Saddlebred. Beginning in 2011, the National Show Horse will expand its influence and will accept into its registry a horse representing a combination of Arabian and any other breed as long as the resulting offspring possesses a minimum of 50% Arabian blood.

A typical NSH stands between 14.3 and 16.2 hands in height and can be grey, bay, black, chestnut, and even palomino or pinto in color. Due in large part to their natural upright carriage and lofty animated action, the National Show Horse is predominately ridden saddle seat in English pleasure and gaited classes, or driven as a fine harness or pleasure driving horse. However, their inherent dynamism, athleticism, and willing disposition make this extremely versatile breed equally successful in a wide variety of classes, including hunter pleasure, Western pleasure, show hack, and dressage. The combination of beauty, stamina, agility, grace, charisma and flowing athleticism results in the versatility of the National Show Horse, a trait that underlies its popularity and makes the breed particularly appealing as a show horse with which every member of the family can become involved.

National Show Horse Registry

nshregistry.org