Triangle Wide Horseman’s Association... 
is a non-profit organization that was established in the 1980’s. Membership averages 300 individuals per year, half of which are Youth. TWHA is an Open Breed Association. TWHA shows are opened to all breeds, riding styles and ages. Events are held throughout central NC with show sites concentrated in the Raleigh/Durham area.

TWHA’s goals are to provide a friendly, family-oriented environment where members help each other to develop their riding and exhibition skills. Opportunities exist for children and adults to participate in equine competition on a local level. Children, parents, grandparents and friends can share their love of horses and become involved in all aspects of horsemanship. The Association promotes good sportsmanship and the well-being of our equine companions.

Shows & Classes

TWHA’s show calendar is set in February of each year. We have 12-16 shows and these are held from April to early October. Members receive a monthly newsletter that includes club news, show results, and items of interest to the equine community, as well as class sheets with driving directions for upcoming shows. The newsletter is distributed electronically or by mail.  

Classes include:
Hunt Seat 
Saddle Seat
Working Western​

Youth Program

We have an active Youth program which participates in parades, cookouts, and community service activities. Our youth are eligible for scholarships and special year end awards. Contact our youth directors for upcoming events and become involved.

Classes are divided into age groups:

Lead Line 10 and under
13 and under 
14-18 years
19 and over

All age groups may participate in Novice and open classes .

Community Service

TWHA provides scholarship funds for youth members to attend Equine camps and educational seminars. We also have an Emergency Fund which allows us to provide financial support to families and individuals and deserving groups in emergencies and their time of need.

We also sponsor attendance at the 4-H horse camps. We raise funds through raffles and other projects to enable us to expand our youth programs and emergency funds.