This year, the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association tournament will take place from July 9th through the 21st. The NHPA in Florence, SC means that you will have the opportunity to see first class competitions in this incredible, 13 day tournament that brings together competitors from around the world. Stay in motels in florence south carolina, and save big!
This international sporting event has a long history as the first event was held back in 1909 with only 34 participants. Over 100 years later, the event still continues today with over 1,000 athletes participating every year. The tournament is open to athletes of all ages and each horseshoe pitcher will compete in one of 8 divisions. In total, there are more than 70 different classes and these classes will appropriately match athletes according to age, skill and gender. This matching system ensures the highest level of competition during the tournament. Every year, cities across the country and Canada bit to host the NHPA in their city. This year, Florence is proud to be the city to host this year’s National Horseshoe Pitchers Association tournament.
The Cadets group will consist of youths ages 12 and under. Junior boys and junior girls consist of teengergs ages 13-18. Open Women and open Men allow no age restriction. Senior Women and Senior men is for women and men 60+ while Elder Men is for men 70+. In addition to the competition there will also be fun ceremonies, parties, banquets, social events and community festivals that will take place throughout the two week event. Opening ceremony will take place on July 9th at 11am. For a full list of the schedule and to learn more about being a spectator for this fun event, visit the official website today. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that Florence is proud to host.