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.


Wrangler® Women of Influence

nfluence is defined as the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something. The American Quarter Horse Association is rich with trailblazing women who have not only broken traditional barriers, overcome challenges, and achieved goals, but have inspired and empowered others to do the same.

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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

Managing Stress In Your Horse

Horses are just like us. They can experience many feelings like excitement, nervousness and even stress. Horses can experience stress from a variety of different environmental and social factors. Each horse may show signs of stress in different ways, and many respond to stress differently, too. Left unaddressed, stress can have negative impacts on a horse’s physical health and overall quality of life.

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Illinois Quarter Horse Association | PO Box 27 | Wonder Lake, IL 60097

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