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 ILQHA Board of Directors has voted to cancel the June 25-27th Youth Celebration Show to be held at Gordyville, due to an extremely low number of stall reservations. We ask for your patience and forgiveness as we reevaluate and redouble our efforts to make the September Futurity a show to remember! Save the date Sept 17-19 in Gordyville, judges Terry Cross, Rick Christy, Buddy Fisher, Jonathan Meilleur.

Click for more

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.

Click for more

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.

Click for more

Daddies don't just love their children every now and then, it's a love without end.

Have Questions?

Contact us for more information

Illinois Quarter Horse Association | 1862 E Belvidere Rd. Suite 353 | Grayslake, IL 60030

Contact us at: