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Fair & Horse Show Membership

Our General Membership category is for County Fairs, free-standing horse shows and community events like festivals and fairs who don't participate in Department of Agriculture programs.

Membership in the Kentucky Association of Fairs and Horse Shows is among the lowest cost in the nation--$100. Membership entitles you to:

  • A listing in our annual Members and Dates Book
  • A listing on our website,
  • An invitation to join us for the annual convention and trade show
  • The ability (with additional fees) to participate in our high points horse show awards program and to compete in exclusive championship classes at the Kentucky State Fair
  • The option (KDA qualified with additional fees) to participate in our 4 statewide pageant programs
  • Be part of a unified voice, working to improve and grow our county fairs and horse shows across Kentucky
Our Association has worked with horse shows--both county fair and free-standing--for decades in order to create programs aimed at increasing participation. As a Horse Show Member, you are automatically enrolled for both.

The High Points system allows exhibitors to earn points by participating in certain classes at our member shows. At the end of the year, the exhibitors are recognized and rewarded for their accomplishments throughout the year. This means that many of our individual exhibitors are looking each week for our shows or will choose our shows over non-participating shows, increasing your crowds.

Participation in KAFHS shows is the only way to qualify for certain championship classes in the World Championship Horse Show at the Kentucky State Fair. Depending on the breed and discipline, exhibitors must participate in several of our member shows before they can enter those classes.

Associate Membership

Our Associate Members are the vendors, suppliers, shows and supporters who provide the entertainment, goods and services needed for our industry.

Associate Membership is $100 per year and the benefits include:
Listing on our website and inclusion in our Members and Dates Booklet
Invitation to join us at our annual convention and trade show
Consideration for inclusion in our Showcase of Talent (Contact committee chair for details.)

Individual & Family Membership

Some horse show managers like to joke that it's easy recognize a KAFHS Individual Member when they're driving onto the grounds because they're the one with the green horse show directory on the dash board.

That's because the "green Book" is a compilation of all the KAFHS horse show bills from around the state and our Individual Members are always looking for the next qualifying event to either earn points or earn their way to Freedom Hall.

All our Individual Members:

Receive a copy of the annual "Green Book", packed with show bills from our members.

Earn points in certain classes toward end of the year recognition at our convention.

Become eligible for certain championship classes at the Kentucky State Fair by participating in local shows.

*(Individual and family members are father, mother and children 18 & under. The owner of the horse or pony (and rider, if not a family member) must be a member to receive high points.)
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