TWHBEA World Versatility Championship

July 20 & 21, 2023
Tennessee Miller Coliseum, Murfreesboro, TN

 Over $8,000 in prize money and awards!

Obstacle Classes (Horse Science Center) 8am-5pm

8-8:30am – Course Walk for all Trail Obstacle Classes
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  1. Obstacle Trail Under Saddle – Beginner, 1st or 2nd year horse Pattern
  2. Obstacle Trail Under Saddle – Adult Amateur Pattern
  3. Obstacle Trail Under Saddle – Youth 12-17 Pattern
  4. Obstacle Trail Under Saddle – Youth 11 & Under Pattern
  5. Obstacle Trail Under Saddle – Advanced, Open Pattern
  6. Obstacle Trail In Hand – Open Pattern

Hunt Seat Classes (Outdoor Arena) 9am

  1. Hunter Hack (Jumping Course) – Open
  2. TWH Over Fences – Open Pattern

Traditional Gaited Dressage (Miller Coliseum) 10am (All Dressage Classes are Open)

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  1. Intro Level Test A Pattern
  2. Intro Level Test A, 1st or 2nd year rider or Youth 17 & Under Pattern
  3. Intro Level Test B Pattern
  4. Intro Level Test C Pattern
  5. Training Level Test 1 Pattern
  6. Training Level Test 2 Pattern

Western Gaited Dressage (Miller Coliseum) (All Dressage Classes are Open)

  1. Intro Level Test 1 Pattern
  2. Intro Level Test 2, 1st or 2nd year rider or Youth 17 & Under Pattern
  3. Intro Level Test 3 Pattern
  4. Intro Level Test 4 Pattern
  5. Basic Level Test 1 Pattern
  6. Basic Level Test 2 Pattern
  7. Basic Level Test 4 Pattern
  8. First Level Test 1 Pattern
  9. Second Level Test 1 Pattern

Reception & Presentation of Obstacle and Dressage Awards (approx. 6pm)

FRIDAY, JULY, 21, 2023 – 9:00am

Halter Classes

  1. Showmanship Adult Pattern
  2. Showmanship Youth 12-17 Pattern
  3. Showmanship Youth 11 & under Pattern
  4. Model – Open
  5. Model – Adult Amateur
  6. Model – Youth 12-17
  7. Model – Youth 11 & Under

(15 Minute Break)

Equitation Classes

  1. English Equitation – Adult (No Canter) Pattern
  2. English Equitation – Youth 12-17 (No Canter) Pattern
  3. English Equitation – Adult (Canter) Pattern
  4. English Equitation – Youth 17 & Under (Canter) Pattern
  5. English Equitation – Youth 11 & Under (No Canter) Pattern

(15 Minute Break)

  1. Stock Seat Equitation – Adult (No Canter) Pattern
  2. Stock Seat Equitation – Youth 12-17 (No Canter) Pattern
  3. Stock Seat Equitation – Adult (Canter) Pattern
  4. Stock Seat Equitation – Youth 17 & Under (Canter) Pattern
  5. Stock Seat Equitation – Youth 11 & Under (No Canter) Pattern

Rail Classes

  1. TWH Pleasure Jr. Horse 5 & Under, max 3/8 x ¾ – Amateur Specialty
  2. TWH Pleasure, max 3/8 x 3/4 – Open Specialty
  3. TWH Pleasure, max 3/8 x 3/4 – Amateur Specialty
  4. TWH Pleasure, max 3/8 x 3/4 – Youth 17 & Under Specialty

Western Riding & Reining

  1. Western Riding – Open Pattern
  2. Basic Reining – Open Pattern

(15 Minute Break)

Driving Classes

  1. Obstacle Driving – Open Pattern
  2. Pleasure Driving – Open

(10 Minute Break)

Gaming Classes

  1. Water Glass – Adult
  2. Egg & Spoon – Adult
  3. Water Glass – Youth 12-17
  4. Egg & Spoon – Youth 12-17
  5. Water Glass – Youth 11 & Under
  6. Egg & Spoon – Youth 11 & Under

Speed Events/Timed

  1. Barrels – Adult
  2. Barrels – Youth 12-17
  3. Barrels – Youth 11 & Under
  4. Pole Bending – Adult
  5. Pole Bending – Youth 12-17
  6. Pole Bending – Youth 11 & Under
  7. Panty Hose Race – Open

High Point Awards Ceremony & Dinner in Miller Club


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.”

In timed events and/or individually worked classes, the only time a horse can be entered with two different exhibitors is if the class is an open class and one of the riders is an adult and the other is a youth exhibitor, and this is allowed only if there is no other class for the adult/elite or youth exhibitor.

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 and we’ll make every effort to have food trucks onsite for lunch. There will be complimentary food served each night in the Miller Club.

DRESSAGE: TWHBEA rules dictate that a horse and rider team may only compete in tests in two consecutive levels. There is no limit to the number of tests within those levels however. To be eligible for Intro Level, a horse/rider combination must not have shown in Level 1 or above in that division (traditional/western) in the same competition year.

ENTRY DEADLINE & FEES: All entries and changes must be made by Noon on the day before the class you’re entering is to be held. Entries received by July 14, 2023 will receive a $10 discount on the office fee for each horse/rider combination. Entries received by June 30, 2023 will be listed on the back of the official 2023 WVC t-shirt.

Beginning June 1, 2023 you can make entries online using

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.

All exhibitors and owners must be current members of TWHBEA.


  • 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 July 14, 2023 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 cannot show in both Canter and No Canter classes for English and Western Equitation. In English Equitation, a standard Walking Horse cutback saddle is required. Patterns will be posted for equitation classes, however it is at the judge’s discretion to require them in the class.

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, saddle, 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 19 – 10am-5pm

Thursday, July 20 – 7am-5pm

Friday, July 21 – 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

PRIZES & AWARDS: The top eight in each class will receive a ribbon with the winner also receiving a trophy. Prize money will be paid for the top four in 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 20. 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

STALL & CAMPER RESERVATIONS: All stall and camper reservations are handled by the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA). Reservation forms can be downloaded at (click on 45thInternational). Please contact them at 615-494-8822 or 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, 2023 will be listed on the back of the t-shirt. The deadline to order a t-shirt is June 30, 2023 and they can be ordered on the WVC entry form, through the TWHBEA Gift Shop, or online at

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.


The TWHBEA World Versatility Championship is a double-point show for the TWHBEA International High Point Program and Versatility Program. It’s also designated as a TWHBEA World Series Show and is affiliated with the Western Dressage Association of American, WHOA-HIO and NWHA Versatility Program.