Stars for Life – Achievement and Recognition for your equine partner

New for 2017: Stars for Life!

Stars for Life is a lifetime achievement and recognition program for horses of all breeds

We are taking our popular NAWD Star program to new heights!  "Stars for Life" is designed to provide public recognition of your equine partners as they progress through the levels of Western Dressage, Dressage, Six Feet on the Ground, NAWD Trail, NAWD Ranch, NAWD Freestyle, and the new NAWD Long Reining programs (coming soon).   Points will be awarded for each star that your horse earns.  The horse that earns the most points in 2017 will be recognized as the "Horse of the Year".

NAWD's original star program celebrates horses, handlers and trainers who earn at least three scores of 65% or better in NAWD programs, like Western and traditional dressage, groundwork, trail, freestyle and ranch competitions. Your horse may earn one star in each category.  In addition, Amateur/Youth, trainer, coach, teams and ambassadors. This program is free, and NAWD membership is not required.

Stars for Life

This program provides a place for your horse to receive even more recognition—each horse registered receives a personal webpage on, where you can showcase their photo, personal story and a comprehensive and more detailed listing of Stars earned.

As previously mentioned, the original NAWD Stars program allows only one star per category. Your horse may earn a star for each level within the respective categories:
Introductory, Basic Level, Level 1, etc..

This program is $50 annually, or $30 per year for NAWD members.

Participants will receive access to a document where they will record their scores.  We will verify scores and update pages on a quarterly basis.

NAWD Stars (original) NAWD Stars for Life
Free $50 with discount for members
Membership is not required Membership is not required
One star may be awarded for each category 
3 scores of 65% (any level) for Star
Stars awarded by levels
1 score of 65% for each test in a level for star
Each horse registered will receive his own 
personal webpage where you can share
photos and your horse's personal story
You will receive a worksheet to track 
your progress towards each star.
Stars will be posted quarterly after 
verification by NAWD.
Each star is worth a number of points and your horse's cumulative points will be displayed on his page. 
Photos and blogs may be updated yearly
The horse that accumulates the most points in 2017 will be named as
"Horse of the Year" 

Additional details and registration coming soon!  Please direct questions to or call 507-246-NAWD (6293)