If you are currently a member or have previously had a card number use the RENEW button.

Please note: Joining before October 1st will be for the current year only. Joining after October 1st includes the 4th quarter of the current year and the next full year of membership.

Clicking the New Members (Join) button above will take you to the page where you can become a member of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association. Membership in the NHPA will allow you to compete in sanctioned events throughout the U.S. and Canada including your State Championships and the World Championships as well as local sanctioned leagues  and tournaments.

Membership is organized by individual state charters. It’s important when you join that you designate the charter where you reside.

Pitching Divisions

Junior Boys (any male pitcher eighteen (18) years old or younger for the entire calendar year)  (30 ft - 27 ft foul line)

Junior Girls (any female pitcher eighteen (18) years old or younger for the entire calendar year)  (30 ft - 27 ft foul line)

Cadet Boys (any male pitcher twelve (12) years old or younger for the entire calendar year)  (20 ft - 20 ft foul line)

Cadet Girls (any female pitcher twelve (12) years old or younger for the entire calendar year)  (20 ft - 20 ft foul line)

Open Men (no age restriction)  (40 ft - 37 ft foul line)

Open Women (no age restriction)  (30 ft - 27 ft foul line)

Elder Men (become eligible to pitch in the Elders Division upon purchase of an NHPA card dated for the calendar year that they become seventy (70) years old)  (30 ft - 27 ft foul line)

Membership Types

A Provisional membership is a reduced fees membership that allows players to pitch in all leagues and tournaments except state tournaments and the world tournament for the period beginning at their first tournament/league entry to the end of the current calendar year. During their Provisional time, a member can upgrade to Full member at any time.

* Provisional is a one-time membership and is restricted to persons who have never previously been an NHPA member.

A Full membership allows players to pitch in all leagues and tournaments including their home charter’s state tournament and the world tournament.

Entering a Sanctioned Tournament - Contestants shall be seeded into Tournament Classes based on their current ringer percentage shown in eShoe at the time of the entry deadline.

No Current Average - Any contestant without a current ringer average at their pitching distance shall pitch a minimum of one hundred (100) consecutive shoes on a sanctioned court to establish their tournament seeding percentage. This qualifying must be scored in writing and witnessed by two (2) NHPA members no more than thirty (30) days prior to the entry deadline. Note: This 100-shoe qualifier is not a sanctioned event. Alternately, NHPA Sanctioned League ringer percentage averages may be used if they are based on one hundred (100) or more shoes.

(send to Tournament Director or Whpa Sec/Treas John Secord)