Where Legends are made &
2017 World Horseshoe Tournament
When: July 17 – July 30, 2017
Where: Dixie Convention Center – St. George, Utah
For tournament details visit:
St. George, Utah is a spectacular setting for the 2017 NHPA World Tournament. The city is nestled in the heart of some of the most beautiful country you will ever experience – just a 90-minute drive from the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada – but the atmosphere here is worlds apart.
Five national parks are within easy driving distance including, which is a scenic 40-minute drive from downtown St. George. Zion was recently honored by TripAdvisor as the nation’s, best National Park. Within 20 minutes of the city are four beautiful State Parks, and just a few hours away are the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Lake Powell.
St. George is a peacefully designed community with more than 50 miles of paved walking trails, 12 challenging golf courses, and a wide variety of modern hotels, restaurants, RV parks, shopping centers, museums, art galleries and destination spas. While you’re here, don’t miss the Broadway caliber shows at Tuacahn – a 2000 seat outdoor theater surrounded by 800-foot sandstone cliffs.
New for 2017!
Air-conditioned, Indoor Practice Courts
Yep! We think it is important, so we’ll make it happen. We will provide clay-pits in an indoor, air-conditioned, practice facility throughout the World Tournament.
The Ultimate Pitching Clay
We’ve researched and tested clay samples from Illinois, New Jersey, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri and Kansas including clay used at past World Tournaments. We’ve analyzed and compared the properties of these samples from the perspective of legitimate horseshoe pitchers and we’ve observed how the clay responds in Southern Utah conditions. We also asked the participants of the 2015 World Tournament to vote for their favorite clay and they chose Illinois Blue Clay! (This supports our research) So that is just what we got, 24 tons of it!
GETTING HERE IS EASY
St. George Municipal Airport (SGU) is serviced by Delta Airlines via Salt Lake City and United Airlines via Denver.
If you plan to drive, St. George is just 90 minutes northeast of Las Vegas on I-15, or 4.5 hours south of Salt Lake City on I-15.
Lodging for the Pitchers
We have four headquarter hotels & five more host hotels.
Headquarter Hotels are in the prime location for the NHPA World Tournament and are important sponsors of the event. These premium properties have special event rates that include a complimentary hot breakfast. Headquarter Hotels will house the NHPA officers and tournament delegates.
Headquarter RV Park
Temple View RV Park is a beautiful park in the prime location for the NHPA World Tournament. As an important sponsor of the event, the park is just one mile from the Convention Center and will be a hub for tournament-related activities.
Rate: $39/day INCLUSIVE! (ask for NHPA Horseshoe Rate)
Distance to Tournament: 1 mile
|NAME||CONTACT||DRIVE||UNITS||30 AMP||50 AMP||INFO|
|TEMPLE VIEW RV||975 South Main|
St. George, UT 84770
|1 mi||260||X||X||Cable TV hook-ups at all sites. All sites accommodate 45’ length with slide-outs. Tenting area. WiFi. Showers. Pool. Laundry. Rec Rooms. Fitness Center.|
Additional RV Parks & Campgrounds
|NAME||CONTACT||DRIVE||UNITS||30 AMP||50 AMP||INFO|
|ST. GEORGE RV||435-673-2970||6 mi||133||X||X||All pull thru sites, power, water, cable & shade.|
|ZION WEST RV||435-879-2854|
|17 mi||40||X||X||Country quiet setting, large pull thru sites, showers, laundry, free WiFi & cable. All sites shaded.|
|18.5 mi||173||X||X||Free WiFi & cable, shady sites with grass, showers, laundry, tent sites.|
|27.8 mi||124||X||X||Concrete pads, campfire rings, laundry, free WiFi, cable TV, camper cabins, tent sites, game room, store, showers, pool/spa, playground.|
|SAND HOLLOW STATE PARK||800-322-3770 – reservations|
|19 mi||79||X||X||Boat and fish on beautiful blue Sand Hollow Reservoir, explore and ride the dunes of Sand Mountain on an off-highway vehicle, then RV or tent camp in one of two developed campgrounds.|
CAMPGROUND, ZION NATIONAL PARK
|51 mi||162||X||X||Next to the Virgin River, main visitor center, the Zion Canyon shuttle & Springdale. Reservations taken up to 6 mo. prior to arrival date.|
|47 mi||200||X||X||Playground, store, showers, restrooms, pool, laundry, WiFi, picnic tables, grills, fire pits.|
The Dixie Convention Center is a beautiful air-conditioned facility with a friendly and accommodating staff. The tournament area is a perfectly sized 48,000 square foot pitching floor. All pitching courts will be together with up-close seating for spectators, and second-floor suites for tournament staff, media, spectators and special guests. All tournament events will take place at the center and there is FREE PARKING!
St. George City Horseshoe Complex
Located at J.C. Snow Park just 1 mile from the World Tournament Site!
• 30 beautiful courts
• Concrete Walkways
• Shade Canopies
• Picnic/BBQ Area
• Children’s Playground
• Dog Park
• Skate Park
• And other amenities
In 2015, St. George City built a state-of-the-art, 30-court, Horseshoe Pitching Facility to prepare for and com- plement the coming of the World Tournament in 2017.
85% of participants in 2013 said our locals treated them the best of any World Tournament they’d been to. You will be amazed at the friendliness, community spirit and organization of the event.
“Cleanest city I’ve ever been in. Everyone was very nice and helpful. 5 stars for the locals!” – 2013 participant
The pitching facilities in St. George are ideal, but the scenery that surrounds them is out of this world. St. George is nestled in the spectacular landscape of the southwest desert where alpine mountains meet red rock desert creating one of the most intriguing landscapes you’ll ever encounter.. First time visitors say they can’t believe how beautiful the scenery is and how easily accessible it all is. Three National Parks are within 2 ½ hours from St. George. Four Utah State Parks are just 20 minutes from the tournament site. And there are activities for people of all ages and skill levels.
You’re gonna pitch somewhere, you might as well pitch in a place that is both “Pitcher” and “Picture“ Perfect.
Choose St. George for 2017!
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