Official KY-HIO, INC updates for 2021:
1. We have lowered the horse show affiliation fee to $50. The inspection fee per horse will remain $6.
2. We have lowered the judge’s application fee to $50. (DQP’s will pay $50, also.)
We are excited about the 2021 show season. The KY-HIO is here to support all stakeholders and shows.
We will be sending out show packets and judge’s applications shortly. Please note that we will NOT have an in person judge’s clinic this year.
Please email if you would like a horse show affiliation form or judge’s application sooner.

For more information regarding the KY HIO you may contact

**Any correspondence or affiliations concerning the KY HIO should be forwarded to:

KY HIO  1155 McCouns Ferry Road  Salvisa, KY 40372

502-600-1608    email:

For DQP Info, contact DQP Coordinator, Andy Carter at 336-635-7904 or email


About the KY HIO…… 

The KWHA-HIO was formed in 1999 as a result of Kentucky Walking Horse Association membership approval for the formation of an HIO (Horse Industry Organization). A Kentucky HIO development project had been considered for several years as a means to better serve its affiliated shows. With continued encouragement by show managers and membership, the KWHA leadership began its own affiliation program at the end of the 1998 show season known as KY-HIO (Kentucky Walking Horse Association-Horse Industry Organization.) The intent and purpose of the KY-HIO is to serve its member shows in the best manner.

KY-HIO’s Organizational Structure

Guidance for the KWHA-HIO is directed by a seven-member Oversight Committee of which the appointments to this committee come from the KWHA. Stemming from the Oversight Committee is the more specifically defined Hearing Committee. The KY-HIO also has an executive director and a DQP services coordinator.