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.


Everything You Need to Know About the 2024 AQHA Level 1 Championships

The 2024 AQHA East Level 1 Championships is April 22-28 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio; and the 2024 AQHA West Level 1 Championships is May 14-18, immediately following Arizona Quarter Horse Association’s Pinnacle Circuit, May 11-14, at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas.

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Member Spotlight

2024 Hall of Fame Inductees

The IL Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce the 2024 inductees into the Hall of Fame. Induction into the ILQHA Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed on individuals and horses who have shown excellence in competition, their contributions, promotions, and support of the horse industry. This year this honor is bestowed on Cheryl LaMaster and Staccaro.

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Pro Tips

20 Tips for Perfecting Horse Show Patterns

You wouldn't set off on a journey without mapping out a course. Don’t set off in a pattern class at a horse show without planning just as carefully. Think of each new horse show arena as a new territory to be mastered, and you’ll find yourself navigating patterns with ease – or at least with a plan.

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Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Attitude determines how well you do it.


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