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 Youth World Show Team is announced. The following 20 youth will represent Illinois at the AQHA Youth World Show to be held in Oklahoma City, OK on July 28-August 8, 2021.Our youth are not just showing their talent in the show arena but will also compete in the Art and Photo Contestas well as the Wrangler Jeans and Justin Boots Decorating Contest during the Youth World Show.

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Member Spotlight

Horseshow Mom shares the joy in the journey- Meet Danielle Beauchamp

I grew up in Ontario, Canada and showed as a youth at the Eastern Ontario Quarter Horse Association shows. That was the 1980's when you showed to one judge a day and all the classes. We showed eight classes in one day with multiple tack changes. I sold my horse in my senior year of high school, went to University and went on to become a high school Biology and Chemistry teacher. I got married, we moved to the United States in 2000 and had four children. I didn't ride for 20 years.

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Pro Tips

Should I Insure My Horse?

You have just purchased a new horse and in today's market probably spent quite a sum of your hard earned dollars. To protect the initial investment, it is possible to insure the mortality of your new equine partner. Courtney Clagg and Johne Dobbs are associated with Andreini & Company and represent a variety of companies to provide any type of insurance coverage needed from equine, farm and ranch, liability, trainer and instructor, farrier and business liability.

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