The purpose of ILQHA shall be to promote the American Quarter Horse in the State of Illinois. To achieve this purpose ILQHA shall promote interest in riding, breeding, raising, training, exhibiting and racing the American Quarter Horse and organize, promote and sanction events and activities for Quarter Horses and their owners.


The Illinois Quarter Horse Association board of directors have been monitoring the surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant. In the best interest of the health and welfare of our membership, the board has voted to postpone the general membership meeting and awards banquet to March 19, 2022 and it will be held in conjunction with the Gordyville horse show in Rantoul, IL. If you previously paid for banquet tickets, there will be a full refund. Thank you for your support of ILQHA.

2022 Memberships can be completed online. All memberships received after October 1 will expire the following year. CLICK HERE to join now and support the Illinois Quarter Horse Association.

Member Spotlight

Participants Selected for 2022 AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program

The 2022 AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program allows AQHYA members to learn the fundamentals of horsemanship and compete for scholarships. Thirty-six American Quarter Horse Youth Association members will record their progress training a yearling bred by an American Quarter Horse Association Ranching Heritage Breeder. At the end of the 2022 AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program, a select number of scholarships and prizes will be awarded.

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Pro Tips

Two Tips for Better Communication With Your Horse

Improve your horse-training skills by becoming a more effective communicator with your horse.

Horseman Curt Pate is a well-known and trusted clinician and trainer. Here, he shares two important tips for improving communication with your horse.

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