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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Banquet Update:

We have had lots of questions and inquiries about the Banquet again this year. With Illinois COVID numbers hitting records again, we are getting concerns and requests for a ZOOM meeting option. The Banquet committee met by phone yesterday and decided that it would be best to cancel at this time.

We are very concerned for the safety and good health of all of our membership.

I will schedule a ZOOM Board of Directors at 10 am and General Membership meeting at 1 pm on February 12 instead and more info will be provided with a meeting agenda prior to the meetings.

  • The Silent Auction benefiting our Youth Club will be held at the first Gordyville Show on April 15-17
  • Awards for Horseman of the Year, Ray Heinke Award, Youth Sportsmanship and Most Improved Youth will be announced at the April 15-17 Gordyville Show
  • The Awards committee is producing a presentation recognizing all the award winners - it will be posted online so that members can capture their award pages. It will be published during February.

I will miss seeing everyone but look forward to the upcoming show season!

Shelly Prehoda
IPHA President


President’s Note:

Hello IPHA Membership! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As your returning president for 2022, I want to thank the Officers and Board of Directors for their service in 2021. Thanks also to the Show managers, Office help and club membership for making our shows a success and serving on committees in a year that was more “back to normal” than 2020!

Happily, our Banquet and General Membership meeting is on for February 12, 2022 so mark your calendars! The show schedule is finalized and the show bills are being updated to reflect our decisions in the November 2021 membership meeting. Thanks to all who attended and sent their suggestions for show bill and rule changes.

As always, if you have questions, feedback or input, please don't hesitate to reach out to me, one of the Officers or your Area Director. Updated contact information for the 2022 slate of officers and directors has been posted on the web site.

Can’t wait to see you all at the Banquet and the first show in April – Spring will be here before you know it!!

Shelly Prehoda
2022 IPHA President


Breeders Futurity News!!!

The Stallion Sale is well underway and LOVE on the Futurity website. All updates and forms will now be located on the IPHA Breeders Futurity website. Please use the Futurity tab on the left navigation menu on our page to be redirected.


Congratulations to our new officers and directors!

2022 Officers:

  • President - Shelly Prehoda
  • Vice President – Patty Douglas
  • Treasurer – Jerry Wyrick
  • Secretary – Paige Prehoda

2022 Directors:

  • Area I – Ellen Beguelin
  • Area II – Bob Ross
  • Area III – Jessica Heyen
  • Area IV – Lorna Wyrick
  • Area V – Ken Leonard
  • Area VI – Misty Menossi
  • At Large – Steve Morse
  • At Large – Jana Leonard
  • At Large – Fred Cole


LAST UPDATED: 4/12/2022 5:42:03 PM