Racking Horse Breeders' Association of America

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Racking Horse Breeders' Association of America
PurposeRegistration of Racking Horses
ServicesRegistration, membership

The Racking Horse Breeders' Association of America (RHBAA) is the original registry for the Racking Horse breed. It was formed in 1971 in Decatur, Alabama and is still located there.


The RHBAA was founded in April 1971 in Decatur, Alabama,

Horse Protection Act which had been passed in 1970.[4]
The RHBAA began with the stated goal of promoting and preserving the attributes of the Racking Horse,[5] as well as providing opportunities for amateur owners who were training their own horses with little or no professional help.[6]


As of 2016, the RHBAA has two methods of registering horses. The first is pedigree registration, by which a foal from a

lead rope.[7] Approximately 80,000 horses have been registered.[1]


The RHBAA holds multiple shows throughout the year, mostly in Alabama and Tennessee. The two largest shows are the Spring Celebration, held annually in April, and the World Celebration, held in late September. Both take place at the Celebration Arena in Priceville, Alabama.[8] The World Celebration is the larger of the two, with over 170 classes and approximately 1,000 horses, and is the final show of each season.[9][10][8] The RHBAA also has programs for amateur, youth, professional, and female riders and exhibitors, as well as a futurity program for young horses. There is also a versatility program for adult horses that compete in non-traditional competition such as judged trail rides.[11]


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  2. ^ "Racking Horse Celebration continues tremendous growth". Times Daily. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
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  5. ^ "Cherokee County Herald - Google News Archive Search".
  6. ^ "Breeds of Livestock: Racking Horse". Oklahoma State University. 17 March 1997. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
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  8. ^ a b "RHBAA World Celebration". Northalabama.org. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  9. ^ "2015 World Celebration". Rackinghorse.org. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Racking Horse Spring and World Celebrations Held in Priceville Decatur AL Racking Horse Events". Decatur Morgan County, Alabama.
  11. ^ "History". Rackinghorse.org. Retrieved 15 January 2016.