Come and Enjoy the Fun!

Well 2021 was a year of getting back to a little bit normalcy for all of us. We were able to spend time with loved ones and also to get back in the show ring with our equine partners. It was so nice to see everyone out enjoying themselves and connecting with each other again. We had a great Area VIII show and we appreciate all of our sponsors and exhibitors for coming out and supporting the show. We met a lot of new people this year and have many great memories. Our office and ring staff were fabulous and we want you to know how much we appreciate you all. We hope to see everyone out enjoying their equines again this year and are very excited for the new year.


2022 has started out with some pretty cold and icy weather. We have had the snow hang around in many NW areas and the colder weather has definitely made for interesting chore time. But with warmer weather headed our way and the longer days, I know many of us are itching to get those clippers out and see what is waiting under all that hair. We hope all of our members and their families continue to have good health and happiness as we head into spring. We hope our members will find lots of fun events to participate in. There are always members that enjoy, trail driving, drives on the beach and of course visiting schools and retirement/nursing homes. If you have an event or would like to join with some of our members to visit the schools or nursing homes, please reach out to each other.


2022 is going to be a fun filled year for NWMHSPA. We hope to see many returning members, along with seeing some new faces this year. Please be sure and click on the link for our membership application. Our club has been hard at work looking for ways to entice new and old members alike to join our all-inclusive club. We will be offering a new program this year, and we are very excited to offer this to our Area 8 members. We are going to be offering a Amateur High Point Award this year. There will be a high point for all three divisions, miniature A, miniature B and Shetland. It will be open to all members of NWMHSPA. All you have to do is let us know prior to our show in June that you would like to participate. We will count points from both of our local shows, NWMHSPA Show in June at Spanaway and Evergreen Miniature Horse Show in Elma. We will also offer an All Around Amateur, which will be a one horse/handler in each division. For the All Around Amateur Award you will need to nominate your horse prior to the NWMHSPA show in June. There are no fees for this, but we will not be accepting nominations at the show. If you are not able to participate in these programs we would love to have you help sponsor them. The more sponsors we have for this program the bigger the prizes. We hope you will attend as many local shows as you can, to help support the clubs in this area. You will need to keep track of your placings and submit them by August 15, 2021 to be eligible for these awards.

The NWMHSPA Stallion Sweepstakes is being offered again this year. If you have a stallion that is in this program and had foals born in 2020, please make sure you contact Syndi Kanzler. There is a 50.00 foal nomination fee and all money from these nominations goes into the pot and is paid out to the winners in this class. We also have sponsored awards for these foals. So don’t miss out on this great program. If you have a stallion you would like to nominate, we are happy to have new stallions in the area participating. It is a lifetime nomination fee of 150.00. All resulting foals can be nominated in their weanling or yearling year, prior to the show for their yearling halter class held at the NWMHSPA Show.


The NWMHSPA will be, again, offering the carriage classes at our show, please be aware of the new carriage class requirements. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of your board members. We will also continue to offer the Stock Type Halter classes. If there are any classes you would like seen offered, please be sure and contact us and we would be happy to work on fitting those classes into our class list.


We will continue to offer mentoring to newbies. Several of our long-time members are offering their expertise, advice and guidance to new people entering the world of small equines. So if you have always wanted to join a club and come out and show off your horses, join now and plan on attending the show.

Thank you for your continued support of the NWMHSPA. See you all down the road. Safe travels and best of luck in 2022.

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NWMHSPA  Stallion Sweepstakes

The NWMHSPA Stallion Sweepstakes going strong and we are very excited to have our first class to show off our resulting foals. Since we were not able to hold our show in 2020, we are going to not only offer our Yearling Sweepstakes, we are going to offer and 2 Year Old Sweepstakes, for all those that paid into the program.


We are very excited about those that chose to try out this new program to showcase their stallions and their breeding program. We currently have 18 NW Lifetime Stallions participating in this program and their offspring will be showcased in our AMHR 2 Year Old Sweepstakes and ASPC 2 Year Old Sweepstakes classes, offered at the Area VIII National Show, June 18-20, 2021, in Spanaway Washington. There is information on our FB page regarding this program, as well as on our Club News page.


We invite anyone that would like to participate to come join the fun and nominate your stallion. The fee is for the lifetime of your stallion and is transferable. The payback for the nominated foals that show in the yearling class is 100%. So the more we have in the program, the bigger the payout.