If you would like a WCHA membership, you may fill out the form below and submit it electronically. You will be invoiced for payment after the form is successfully submitted. Your membership will not be processed until payment has been made.

Alternatively CLICK HERE for the WCHA Membership Application. This form can be printed, filled out and mailed with payment.

Membership begins the day the membership form and payment are received by the WCHA Office or by a WCHA Event Show Office representing the WCHA and expires December 31 of the calendar year of purchase.

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Applications may be accepted or denied without recourse of any nature

Membership begins the day the membership form and payment are received by the WCHA Office or by a WCHA Event Show Office representing the WCHA and expires December 31 of the calendar year of purchase.

Section A: Non-Pro Applicants

NON-PRO STATEMENT OF ELIGILBILTY: Exhibitor has not shown, sold a horse for a third party, judged, trained or assisted in training a horse for remuneration, including commissions, nor received compensation for instructing another person in riding, driving, training, or showing a horse for five years previous to application for Non-pro membership. Payment of entry fees and/or by anyone other than the Non-pro, his/her immediate family, or a corporation, partnership or other business entity in which the Non-pro and/or a member of his/her immediate family are the sole and only owner, shall be considered remuneration. A Non-pro cannot be an approved horse show judge for any association or have judged an open, 4-H or breed show for the past 60 months. Violations will be grounds for forfeiture of all prizes, prize monies and of all fees paid and possible suspension from the WCHA.

Section B: Membership Definitions

Regular Membership – Full Membership Privileges – This can be a single person membership giving that person full membership privileges to compete in WCHA approved events, it can also be one of the following:

  1. Assumed or Trade Name Membership – Person or persons or artificial legal entity, such as A. Smith dba/Smith Ranches; Smith Ranches, a sole proprietorship of A. Smith; or any other designation not being the legal name of the person or artificial legal entity.
  2. Corporate – Corporations in good standing in the state or country of their incorporation, the officers, representatives, shareholders and all beneficial owners.
  3. Partnership (General or Limited) – Partnerships in good standing in the state, province or country of their organization, the partners, limited partners, a general membership where two individuals who are not husband and wife own horse(s) together, representatives and all beneficial owners.
  4. Syndicate or Joint Venture – Syndicates or joint ventures in good standing in the state, province or country of their organization, the representatives and all beneficial owners.
  5. Decedent’s Estate, Trust, Guardianship or other custodial legal entity – Decedent’s estate, trust, guardianship, or other custodial legal entity, the person for which the entity is created, his representative and all beneficial owners or beneficiaries.

To compete in WCHA sanctioned events the Owner and Exhibitor must be current WCHA members. Previously a husband and wife who registered their horse(s) jointly were required to purchase a membership in the Ownership name of horse(s) (Joe & Mary Doe) and if husband and/or wife competed they each needed an additional Individual Regular or Non-Pro Membership = 3 Memberships. New Rule: In 2019 if husband and wife purchase a “joint membership” they will comply with ownership/exhibitor rules and they pay $75 rather than multiple single memberships @ $40-$50 each, horse(s) must have same joint ownership on registration papers.

Annual Joint Membership – A husband and wife, includes such designations as John and Jane Doe, John or Jane Doe, John and/or Jane Doe and John/Jane Doe.

Lifetime Regular Membership – Established in a single name, ranch/farm or trade names, corporate, partnership (general or limited), syndicate or joint venture or decedent’s estate, trust, guardianship or other custodial legal entity shall have the right to designate one individual to vote and exhibit as if they had an individual membership. Such designation is for the life of the membership.

Lifetime Joint Membership – A combination of two persons such as a husband and wife (examples: John and Jane Doe, John or Jane Doe, John and/or Jane Doe and John/Jane Doe).

Founding Members are governed by original rules.

Membership Fees

Membership begins the day the membership form and payment are received by the WCHA Office or by a WCHA Event Show Office representing the WCHA and expires December 31 of the calendar year of purchase.

ANNUAL WCHA MEMBERSHIPS:

  • One Year Regular (Open) Membership – $50 USD
  • One Year Non-Pro (Amateur) Membership – $40 USD
  • One Year Youth (age 18 or under as of Jan. 1st of membership year) Membership – $25 USD
  • One Year Joint Membership – $75 USD – By purchasing a Joint Membership the Husband and Wife will now save money & comply with Owner/Exhibitor rules with “one” membership provided horse(s) are registered under same joint ownership name.

LIFETIME WCHA MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Lifetime Joint Membership – $500 USD (Same rules apply as annual; a husband and wife can compete with one joint membership)
  • Lifetime Regular Membership – $500 USD (Single name, ranch/farm, corporation, partnership, estate/trust)

Fill in the information below and submit it. WCHA will then invoice you for the membership fee. Your membership will not be processed until payment is received.

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Non-Pro Applicants ONLY Complete this Section
“I have read and I understand the WCHA Non-Pro Eligibility Definitions and Rules above and truthfully state that I am eligible as a Non-Pro. I understand that the full responsibility concerning my eligibility rests solely on me. The WCHA, its officers, directors, staff and show staff are not responsible for the burden of proof for my eligibility. Should I be found not eligible for said division after competing; all money, prizes, points and awards shall be forfeited and returned to the WCHA office upon notification to me for redistribution to eligible entries.”

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