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

Mary Hannagan 2022 Hall Of Fame

Mary Hannagan has a lifetime of volunteer service in the Illinois Quarter Horse Association. Serving on the board of directors for over 20 years, Mary has dedicated her life to the American Quarter Horse. She has served as AQHA National Director, Vice President of ILQHA, Hall of Fame Chair, Convention Chair and past ILQHA Queen. Service describes this passionate woman as she has served on the national level of AQHA committees of Show, Marketing, Nominations & Credentials, Affiliate Advisory Board, and Hall of Fame Selection Committee and the Horsemen’s Council of Illinois Board.

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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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