Belgian Warmblood Breeding Association: North American District

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The BWP/NAD sponsors many events for its members and their horses each year. We sponsor individual breed classes at major breed shows in the country including “All-Breed Awards” in conjunction with USDF. USDF logo


These classes are open to all BWP registered horses owned by active members. Members interested in having BWP/NAD sponsor classes or shows, please contact the awards chairperson.

BWP/NAD also sponsors achievement awards for in-hand, dressage, eventing and hunter/jumper
competitions. The awards are open to BWP/NAD members with registered or approved BWP horses. The submission form and requirements are included in this publication. In addition to a certificate, prizes include:

  • Gold Award—Summer Dress Sheet embroidered with the brand and
    Gold Achievement Award
    Silver Award—Halter with nameplate
    Bronze Award—Embroidered Saddle Pad
    Certificate of Merit—BWP Rosette

FEI Awards Program

BWP/NAD has also instituted an FEI awards program. The qualifications are as follows:

Each BWP registered horse competing and winning at:

  • Dressage- Intermediare I or higher at USDF CDI-W
    Jumpers- AGA or NGL Grand Prix with greater than $30,000 prize money
    Hunters-USHJA Hunter Derby
    Eventing-FEI 2* CCI event or above.

The owner of any horse that meets these requirements will be eligible for an award of $200 per win. There will be a limit of $2000 per year for such awards. The first ones to properly claim the awards will win. There will be an award limit of $600, per year, per horse or $1200 per lifetime of the horse.

To claim awards the owner of the horse must submit show results published in a national database or a statement from the show secretary on a show results form submitted to the awards chairperson.

Awards will be made at the annual meeting and the winners must allow BWP/NAD, Inc. to use their name and photographs to promote BWP/NAD.

BWP/NAD Performance Awards Program

The BWP/NAD is proud to host several awards programs for its membership. To be eligible, a horse must be a registered or approved Belgian Warmblood, either studbook or foal book, and owned by a member in good standing. Achievement Awards are offered and Individual breed classes are sponsored at major breed shows. The BWP/NAD also sponsors USDF All Breeds Awards for BWP registered horses. You must be a member of the USDF. Contact the USDF for details on requirements for the All Breeds Awards. To be eligible for awards the $50 award nomination fee must be paid for each year when you are joining/renewing membership.