gold rush classic

The Largest Regional Peruvian Horse Show in North America
Held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the South Point Equestrian Center
at the South Point Hotel & Casino

Rio Grande Peruvian Horse Show

The Rio Grande Peruvian Horse Show is one of the participating shows of the Gold Rush Classic, since 2001.

SCPPHC Spring Classic Show

The SCPPHC Spring Classic Show was started in 1998, and has been a part of the Gold Rush Classic since 2016.

show approval & points

Welcome to the 2022 Gold Rush Peruvian Horse Classic!

June 24-26, 2022!


The 2022 Gold Rush Peruvian Horse Classic is conducted under the rules of the North American Peruvian Horse Association (NAPHA) as an APP (All Peruvian Paso) Championship Show. The show is drug free with testing. Only horses with registration certificates issued by NAPHA, PPHRNA, AAOBPPH, or the PHAC may participate.


The 2022 Gold Rush Classic is approved by the North American Peruvian Horse Association (NAPHA). This show will earn a minimum of double points for NAPHA Awards if the recorded owner(s) of the horse is/are a current NAPHA member at the time of the show—Year end Awards—Medallon de Plata, High Point Performance Horse/Gelding, Zone 2 and Lifetime Awards—Medallon de Oro,  Medallon de Bronze and the new NAPHA Lifetime Award –Medallon de Diamante.


The 2022 Gold Rush Peruvian Horse Classic is approved by the Peruvian Horse Association of Canada; qualified entries will receive annual and lifetime PHAC points.

latest news

Barbara Windom legacy sponsors

At the 2017 Gold Rush Classic show a group of Gold Rush Classic exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers came together to work on a plan to generate a consistent sponsorship fund for this show. The goal became to create a sponsorship level and commitment of at least ten sponsors who would commit to $2500.00 annually for a minimum of three years, or a lump sum of $7500.00. From this idea the “Barbara Windom Legacy Sponsorship” was born. They had a goal of gathering ten sponsors within a month or so after the show.

Saturday morning conversations were started and the first few “Legacy Sponsors” came forward. By that evening’s celebration, which was held in Barbara’s honor, the ten sponsors had stepped forward and signed up for this sponsorship of Barbara’s favorite show. When the announcement was made during the toast to her during the celebration, six more sponsors expressed their commitment. This brought the first years total to sixteen Legacy sponsors, representing $120,000.00 of sponsorship monies dedicated to the Gold Rush Classic in honor of Barbara Windom over the next three years.

We hope these Legacy sponsorships will continue on for many years to help support the Gold Rush Classic and highlighting the Peruvian horse in this great promotional venue at the South Point Arena & Event Center in Las Vegas, where breeders and owners are able to come together to compete from across North America. A big thank you is due to Ben Sawatsky for spearheading this effort to honor Barbara’s legacy and her commitment to the Gold Rush show.

2022 Show Information - Coming Soon!

The information below was for 2021 -