The National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) Board of Directors recently approved a fee increase for both membership and registration fees beginning January 1, 2023.

NSBA continues to invest in its membership with programs like Smart Points, the NSBA Incentive Fund, the Breeders Championship Futurity, Year End Awards and the NSBA World Championship Show paying members for their participation in NSBA competition programs. NSBA members will also see the addition of an online portal in 2023 that will allow individuals to interact with NSBA data including the ability to process and download transactions. 

The updated fee policy can be found in the 2023 NSBA Handbook, which is available online at 
Fees for 2023 are as outlined:

Regular Membership - $75.00 
Youth Membership - $40.00 
Additional Membership - $40.00
3 Year Membership - $200.00 
Rush Fee - $45.00 

Registration - $45.00 
Transfer - $45.00 
Name Change - $45.00
Duplicate - $45.00 

International and Lifetime memberships remain the same:

International Membership - $35.00 
Lifetime Membership - $1,500 

NSBA leadership is committed to maintaining financial responsibility to ensure member programs continue. It has been several years since NSBA increased fees on memberships and registrations. Look for more information on NSBA’s rollout of additional member services later in 2023 at

About the NSBA

Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots in the Western Pleasure discipline to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s mission is to grow the show horse community through various equine programs and events where every activity benefits horses, breeders, owners and exhibitors alike.

The National Snaffle Bit Association has more than 20,000 active members and more than 44,000 registered horses across its eight alliance breed organizations. In 2021, NSBA members earned more than $13.6 million in monetary awards at NSBA-sanctioned horse shows. The association sanctioned nearly 600 horse show events and close to 200,000 horse show entries last year.

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