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.


2021 AQHA Executive Committee

The 2021-2022 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the 2021 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board.

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Member Spotlight

Breeding program leads to National Champions - Teri Pankau

I started loving horses in the same way as most of us who share this hobby with an internal passion that began at birth. I got my first pony when I was three, and my life having horses had begun! Growing up I trail rode, but after I was married I got the urge to compete. There was never any other breed association I was interested in. I loved American Quarter Horses.

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Pro Tips

Showing To Win by World Champion Chris Arentsen

When showing halter, the judges are looking for balance, muscling, soundness, structure, and overall refinement of the animal. What we need to ask ourselves, as an exhibitor is what can I do to enhance these features of my horse for the judge? This also applies to Showmanship at Halter exhibitors since a proper set up is vital to a high score.

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