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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YES!!! We are having a show at Gordyville USA, Gifford, IL on July 2-3, 2020!!! Please read these important updates below!

Update from Gordyville

**NEW** No one will be permitted on the grounds until 10am on Wednesday, July 1. Gates will be locked until that time. No exceptions. They will be cleaning the facility from another horse show held the previous weekend.

**NEW** All shavings must be pre-ordered, and will be billed to a tabsheet. No shavings can be returned. If you “over” order, you will be responsible for full payment and will take home the extras.

**NEW** All RV spots must be pre-reserved and will be billed to a tabsheet. There will be a unique stall and RV setup for this show. We will not guarantee specific spots, but will make every effort to put you as close to your assigned stalls as possible. Those slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis (based upon when your stall reservation/RV reservation is received). Gordyville will be posting diagrams of stall arrangements and RV slot numbers on their website—and we will publish the stall assignments/RV assignments on our FB group the day before the show.

Pre-order shavings and reserve RV slots by sending an email to

Answers to your questions:

Will the showers be open? Yes, though they may be open only during posted time periods due to timing of health department requirements for sanitizing after each use.

Will the restrooms be open? Yes, but you must wear a mask as these are considered “common”

6/16/20 Update from Gordyville USA

JUNE 26 – mark your calendars for Governor Pritzker’s announcement…

If Illinois moves to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan for COVID-19, we will be allowed to show/school/lunge/warmup in the two covered pens as well as the outdoor arena.

If Illinois does NOT move to Phase 4, we will be showing in the outdoor pen, but the two covered pens will be available for lunging/warmup. The two covered pens will also be available in case of inclement weather.

The snack bar will be open, for carryout only. If we move to Phase 4, there are some conditions that might make dining inside the snack bar an option.

Gordyville will be sending the health protocols we must follow, and those will be posted, as well as the APHA recommendations--on this website and our IPHA Facebook Group and Page

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive more information!


Meeting Information

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ Gordyville
Sunday, November 15, 2020 START, Decatur, IL





Due to the stay at home order in Illinois being extended through May, we are being forced to cancel our May 30-31 shows at DuQuoin. We appreciate everyone's understanding on this matter. However, we are still looking forward to our 2020 show season here in Illinois. We are changing some dates and locations to reschedule these shows, and to allow our exhibitors as many chances as possible to show their horses once these guidelines have been lifted. Watch our website and our FB pages for the updated show schedule we will be posting in the next few days. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you all soon at an IPHA show. Thank you and stay safe.

The IPHA President and Board of Directors




LAST UPDATED: 6/18/2020 6:59:53 PM