Illinois Paint Horse Association

an affiliate of the American Paint Horse Association

Welcome to the official website for the Illinois Paint Horse Association (IPHA).

Our main purpose is to provide information to members regarding the show season, meeting minutes, points, and happenings in the IPHA. Check back frequently for the latest meeting minutes, show results, high point standings, show photos, and club news.

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IMPORTANT: IPHA and IjPHC Membership Meetings scheduled for 3/29/15 have been CANCELED.


It is with great sorrow and much sadness we report the passing of Lauren Michelle Kelly. She was such a fighter and inspiration to many. Our horse show family has lost a great one, and Heaven has gained a cowgirl angel. Please keep the family close in your prayers as they will need strength in the coming days.
RIP Lauren
From your IPHA Family and Friends

Obituary for Lauren Michelle Kelly - Alton Daily News

In order to allow our members to be able to attend Lauren’s visitation, we are canceling our membership meetings on Sunday.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 3pm to 8pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the funeral home. Pastor Irene Gulovsen will officiate. Following the funeral services, cremation rites will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Gateway Chapter, 8251 Maryland Avenue, Suite 12, St. Louis, Missouri 63105 and will be accepted at the funeral home.


IjPHC Fundraising for the 2015 APHA Youth Team Tournament has begun! Click this link for more information about the hog raffle: Ticket information


Our March General Membership meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, March 29th and will be held at the same location as our November 2014 meeting. Here are the specifics:

  • Date: Sunday, March 29th
  • When: 1:00 p.m.
  • Where: START, 2701 E. Parkway Drive, Decatur, IL 62526 (217) 423-3130

Our first IPHA show is just around the corner on April 18th & 19th at Gordyville. Check out our IPHA website for the 2015 show schedule, membership form, and much more!



Have you booked a date for your broodmare in 2015? We still have a few exceptional stallions available in our Stallion Service Auction. Check them out!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NEW NUMBERS AVAILABLE ~ GET YOURS BEFORE THE FIRST SHOW!!

New exhibitor numbers available, made weatherproof, tearproof, TYVEK® - $5 per pair or the IjPHC can add an additional layer of laminate for even more durability! $7.50 per pair

Please contact Beth Hattan at or Jerry Wyrick

All proceeds benefit the Youth Club Thank you for your support!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

LAST UPDATED: 3/27/2015 6:31:19 PM