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NMDA Sanctioned Shows

NMDA sanctioned shows have been ongoing since 1992 and have been enjoying expanded participation over the years. The purpose of the Show Rules is to provide a framework for showing Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys that emphasizes the well being/safety of the Breed, provides a level playing field between experienced and novice Competitors of all ages, and fosters good sportsmanship.

2024 Show Calendar

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Fort Worth, TX
January 20 - 21, 2024
Contact: Lauren Lovelace Murray; (817)877-2400.
Email: lauren@fwssr.com

SDMS Classic 2024, Legends Horse Ranch, Kaufman, TX
May 11 - 12, 2024
Contact: Kim Hawthorne; (214) 686-0323

Tri State Pinto "The Show" Long Ear Assoc., Pontoco County Agriplex, Ada, OK
June 1 - 2, 2024
Contact: Kristein Stolee ; (817) 658-6390.
Entries close May 20th

2024 NMDA National Show — Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, Springfield, MO
July 28 - 30, 2024
Contact: Susan Fox; Ozark, MO, (417) 581-0020.
Email: cutelilassacres@gmail.com

Music City
Aug 17 - 19, 2024
Contact: Katrina Fleener; (615) 295-9804

State Fair of Texas — Dallas, TX
Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2024
Contact: Patty Poe; (817) 371-7727

S.C. State Fair Donkey & Mule Show — Columbia, SC
Oct 18 - 19, 2024
Contact: ShDawn Taylor (812) 360-2258

NMDA-Approved Judges 2024

NMDA Show Chair Diane Calderon
1576 N. Rustler Trail
Camp Verde, AZ 86322
(623) 203-8266
E-mail: dchorses10@gmail.com

Tina Langness
1593 160th Ave.
New Richmond, WI 54017
(715) 760-2496
E-mail: tinadave@frontiernet.net

Diana Firestone
702 Mine St.
Llano, TX 78643
(325) 660-5858
E-mail: Lodi101@aol.com

Karen Iversen
P.O. Box 820
Lecanto, FL 34460
(352) 634-5425
E-mail: diamondkranch19outlook.com

Karen Doby
124 Crown Colony Dr
Prosper, TX 75078
(334) 596-0284
E-mail: autiger677@gmail.com

Kay Tracy
2830 Bloomingburg-New Holland Rd. NE
Washington C.H., OH 43160
(740) 437-7640
E-mail: kaytracy7640@sbcglobal.net

Pat Hightower
811 Welle St.
Dayton, NV 89403
(530) 941-2840
E-mail: pathighdancer@gmail.com

Bobbie Ferraro
1835 West Ward Ho
Navasota, TX 77868
(936) 825-3410
E-mail: peacepiperanch@aol.com

Kelly J. Reames
498 Johnson Cemetery Rd.
Paris, AR 72855
(479) 438-0103
E-mail: kelleyreames@hotmail.com

Sandy Croote
5481 S. Federal Circle Apt. G107
Littleton, CO 80123
(518) 376-4385
E-mail: dps6062@gmail.com

Elaine Page
3751 Conquergood Rd.
Harbor Beach, MI 48441
(989) 670-5702
E-mail: epagehorsejudge@yahoo.com

Wayne Whitehead
1227 Keefer Rd.
Mansfield, OH 44903
(419) 524-6535
E-mail: grulla1@netscape.net

Margo Hepner-Hart
10556 NW 195 Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124
(503) 645-0400
E-mail: mhhorses@aol.com

Butch Watson
7787 SW Regional Airport Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72713
(479) 644-1930
E-mail: barlquarterhorses@gmail.com

Dawn M. Taylor
4683 W. County Rd.3
Ray, MN 56669
(812) 360-2258
E-mail: ffastswimcoach@gmail.com

James Rutledge
17103 S Lake
Montgomery, TX 77316
(936) 588-1982
E-mail: jamesalene@consolidated.net

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NMDA has added an End of Year Youth Hi-Point Champion in addition to Jack, Jennet and Gelding Champions.

The NMDA End of Year Youth Hi-Point champion is awarded to the youth that has successfully competed in three (3) NMDA shows and accumulated the most points during a calendar year in halter and performance classes. A minimum of 30 points is necessary to qualify.

Youth participating for this award need to be an NMDA family member. Points can only be accumulated on one donkey. That donkey must be declared at the first show the youth participates. Youth can show different donkeys throughout the year but only one will count toward the End of Year award.

More Show Information

For a complete listing of all rules, download NMDA's Show Rules (pdf).

To apply for NMDA sanctioning, download and submit the NMDA's Show Approval Application (pdf).

To get a hardcopy of NMDA's Show Rules, please contact:
NMDA Central Office at nmdaasset@aol.com

Reminder to show management

Please note that NMDA requires show results be returned on the form supplied to show management. Results must be readable and contain all information requested. Returned electronically is preferred but the form can also be copied and sent by mail. Also, that the results need to be returned to Show Chairman within the 15 days with the $2.00 per donkey fee. If the show results are not returned in time or illegible, the points earned by exhibitors at this show will not be counted towards End of Year High-Point Champion competition.


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