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2024 DATES

February 5-7     -           Dixie Nationals                        Jackson, MS


March 13-17     -           March To The Arch                    Ft Worth, TX


April 28            -           PFP In-House NSBA Show        Wauconda, IL


May 19             -           PFP In-House NSBA Show        Wauconda, IL


May 23-26         -           The Gateway Classic                 St. Louis, MO


June 20-23        -           Cap Gun Circuit                        Oshkosh, WI


July TBD          -           Palomino World Show                Springfield, IL


July 21              -           PFP In-House NSBA Show        Wauconda, IL


Aug 8-18           -           Show Your Colors &

                                      NSBA World Show                     Tulsa, OK


Oct 11-13         -           All American Quarter

                                     Horse Congress                        Columbus, OH


Oct TBD          -           PFP Championship Show           Wauconda, IL

Partners for Progress has been an advocate for inclusion in the Horse Show World helping to expand the classes offered, consulting and of course, participating for more than 15 years. Many of the horses at PFP are world-class show winners, and PFP is fortunate to have such talent in the barn.

For 2024 we are expanding the opportunities for all clients to participate if there is an interest. Horse shows are much more than just an enjoyable activity for children, teens and adults.  Participating in shows enhances important skills, including goal-setting, self-reliance, and follow-through. Riding and showing teaches a rider to prepare, muster the courage to compete, take risks, enjoy rewards, and deal with disappointments. Overall, horse shows can be a fun and rewarding way for kids to learn important life skills while enjoying the company of these majestic animals. There are several different levels of showing we are encouraging and offering; PFP in House NSBA Shows, Introductory Team, Traveling Team, and National Show Team. Please explore each of these through the tabs below and speak to your therapist or instructor for more information.

We hope your are as excited about these new offerings as we are.

Who & What is the NSBA?

“The mission of the National Snaffle Bit Association, Inc., is to grow the show horse community through various equine programs and events where every activity benefits horses, breeders, owners and exhibitors alike.

The purpose of the National Snaffle Bit Association is to define, promote and improve the quality of the show horse, to promote exhibits, events and contests in expositions and shows; to promote the training of pleasure and show horses, to promote interest in show horses among younger horsemen, and to use and encourage the use of the standard rules for holding and judging contests of the pleasure and show horse.


For those interested in the ‘horse-show world’. All opportunities will be held onsite, in familiar surroundings, aligned with comfort, accessibility and exposure to equine competition.


Commitment of attendance/participation at three on-site PFP shows

Typical attendance per PFP policy, Professional attire, as approved by your instructor.

Mandatory In-house Show Dates:

April 28th, beginning at 9am

May 19th, beginning at 9am

July 21st, beginning at 9am

***Championship Show:  October around special Olympics time.



For those looking to expand competition horizons. Participating in on-site and off-site shows. Blended for the just right fit to maximize growth and potential, while developing skills for next level competition.


Commitment of attendance/participation at three on-site PFP shows AND at least one local off-site sanctioned show.

Local shows

St. Louis - Memorial Day Weekend  May 23-26

Madison - June 12-16th

Springfield - July (TBD)

Membership through the NSBA

Typical attendance per PFP policy

Professional attire, as reasonable and customary for off-site showing


For those traveling throughout the country and competing at a national level. Opportunities will consist of on-site, local and national shows.  ONLY this level of showing will be offered at the Congress and NSBA World Show.


Commitment of attendance/participation at three on-site PFP shows, two-local off-site show and the NSBA World Show and AQHA Congress (per-director approval)

Membership through the NSBA and AQHA

Typical attendance per PFP policy AND scheduled additional practices.

Professional attire, as recommended for style and competitive appearance.

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