An annual NMHPA meeting and State Championship Tournament is held
during the 3rd Week in September. NMHPA is an independently organized
Charter of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association of America
(NHPA) with its own rules and bylaws. Officers are elected at the
annual meeting for 1 year terms. NHPA membership fees are $10 for
adults and there is no membership fee for juniors at the national level.
NMHPA membership fees are $17 adult and $5 juniors. Both membership fees
are paid to Charter Secretary/Treasurer who issues membership cards.
NHPA tournament sanctioning is processed through NHPA Regional Director
(Harold Combs, 9201 LaBarranca Ave. NE, Albuquerque, N.M., 87111,
All applicable NHPA Official Playing Rules are observed. Tournament
results are recorded and used for determining individual "ringer
averages". A pitcher's ringer average is based upon the 3 highest
tournament averages pitched in the previous 12 months. In order for a
New Mexico pitchers to pitch in the State Tournament, they must have
pitched in 3 sanctioned tournaments since the last State Tournament was
held (2 of the tournaments must be pitched in New Mexico).