2022 WORLD VERSATILITY CHAMPIONSHIP GENERAL INFORMATION
CLASSES: The Management reserves the right to limit entries; alter patterns; prohibit or disqualify exhibitors; change, limit or combine classes at its discretion to compensate for excessive or inadequate entries due to acts of nature, without claim for damages. All classes are for amateur riders unless they are designated as “Open.”
COGGINS TESTS & HEALTH CERTIFICATES: A current negative coggins test certificate dated within one year must be provided for each entry. Health Certificates are required for horses traveling from out of state.
CONCESSIONS: Complimentary bottled water will be available during the show. Purdom’s BBQ Food Truck will be available on Friday until 2pm to purchase food. There will be complimentary food served during the High Point Awards Ceremony following the show in Friday in the Miller Club.
ENTRY DEADLINE & FEES: Entries close on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 4:00pm. Entries received by June 30, 2022 will receive a $10 discount on the office fee for each horse/rider combination and will be listed on the back of the official 2022 WVC t-shirt.
Each horse/rider combination is considered an entry and will be assigned a unique back number.
All entries must be registered with TWHBEA and entered using their officially recorded name and owner.
- Entry Fee (per class): $30
- Entry Fee (entire show): $250 for each horse/rider combination
- Inspection Fee: $15 per horse (only applies to halter, equitation, and rail classes)
- Office Fee: $20 per horse/rider combo (enter by June 30, 2022 and save $10)
- T-Shirts: $16
- Stalls, Campers, and Shavings must be ordered and paid for through the Walking Horse Owners’ Association.
EQUITATION CLASSES: Horse and rider combinations can show in both Canter and No Canter classes for English and Western Equitation. The highest placing in English and the highest placing in Western will be counted for the High Point Awards. In English Equitation, a standard Walking Horse cutback saddle is required.
HIGH POINT AWARDS: The following High Point Awards will be presented at a reception immediately following the final class in the Miller Club. Complimentary food and drinks will be served!
- Overall Champion: $500, belt buckle, ribbon
- Adult Champion: $500, belt buckle, ribbon
- Adult Reserve Champion: $250, halter, ribbon
- Youth Champion: $500, belt buckle, ribbon
- Youth Reserve Champion: $250, halter, ribbon
- Elite (50 & Over) Champion: $500, belt buckle, ribbon
- Elite (50 & Over) Reserve Champion: $250, halter, ribbon
Each entry (horse/rider combination) earns points based on their placing in every WVC class. Please specify which high point division you belong in on your entry form (Adult, Youth, or Elite)
HORSE SHOW OFFICE: The TWHBEA Horse Show Office will be located in Miller Coliseum in the room behind the International’s Show Office and will be open the following times:
Wednesday, July 20 – 10am-5pm
Thursday, July 21 – 7am-5pm
Friday, July 22 – 7am-end of show
MEMBERSHIP: All owners and exhibitors participating in the World Versatility Championship must be current members of TWHBEA.
OFFICIALS: We reserve the right to substitute a show official in the event or failure of an advertised show official to attend this show or perform his/her duties.
PATTERNS: For classes requiring patterns, the pattern will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the class. Patterns will be posted at the horse show office and online at www.twhbea.com/WVC.
PRIZES & AWARDS: The top five in each class will receive a ribbon with the winner also receiving a trophy. Prize money for all classes: 1st: $30, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $15, 4th: $10.
REFUND POLICY: Pre-paid entry fees will be refunded only upon presentation of a vet certificate before July 21. After an entry is accepted, there will be a scratch fee equal to the office fee for any entry withdrawn/scratched. Refunds for stall fees will be the determination of WHOA and subject to the rules and regulations of the International Grand Championship Horse Show.
RESPONSIBILITY: Neither the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ & Exhibitors’ Association (TWHBEA), the manager, his employees or any other employee of the show will be responsible for any article of any kind or nature that may be lost, destroyed or stolen, or liable for any injury sustained to horses, exhibitors, spectators or employees of exhibitors. The foregoing shall be included as a condition of entry.
RULES: The TWHBEA Versatility Rules will be followed, a copy of which can be downloaded at www.twhbea.com.
STALL & CAMPER RESERVATIONS: All stall and camper reservations are handled by the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA). Reservation forms can be downloaded at www.walkinghorseowners.com (click on 44th International). Please contact them at 615-494-8822 or email@example.com with questions. Stalls and camper spaces are limited, so it is recommended that you contact them as early as possible.
T-SHIRTS: Official WVC souvenir t-shirts are available by pre-order only at a cost of $16 per shirt. All horses entered on or before June 30, 2022 will be listed on the back of the t-shirt. The deadline to order a t-shirt is June 30, 2022 and they can be ordered on the WVC entry form, through the TWHBEA Gift Shop, or online at www.twhbea.com/WVC.
WARNING: Under Tennessee Law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, title 44, chapter 20. 44-20-103. Limitation on liability for injury or death of participant Except as provided in §44-20-104, an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person, which shall include a corporation or partnership, shall not be liable for an injury to or the death of a participant resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities. Except as provided in §44-20-104, no participant or participant’s representative shall make any claim against, maintain an action against, or recover from an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or any other person for injury, loss, damage, or death of the participant resulting from any of the inherent risks of equine activities.
The TWHBEA World Versatility Championship volunteers, officers and management assume no liability for any errors that might appear in this publication.
Persons on Federal Disqualification cannot transport horses to the show and can only participate as a spectator.