" We invite you to join us in our successful and ongoing efforts within 50 of the United States and Canada! "
USA Geographical Areas
Breeds & Disciplines
American Saddlebred, Arabian, Hackney Horse, Hackney Pony, Morgan, National Show Horse
PLEASURE, DRIVING, Halter, Academy, PLEASURE, GAITED, Fine Harness, Road Pony, ENGLISH PLEASURE, Pleasure Driving Pony, EQUITATION, Equitation Saddle Seat
Stated Purpose of Association-Club:
The UPHA has given a united voice to the individual horse trainers and horse people that have developed into the powerful lobby it is today and has created many concrete programs to realize the common goal of improvement within the industry.
Featured Programs or Goals
UPHA Ribbons of Service - Now, saddleseat equitation riders can ride with a new reason in mind: raising funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the rider's selected charity. It's a shared-commitment program that encourages riders to show an American Saddlebred, Arabian (including Half-Arabian), Morgan or National Show Horse in saddleseat equitation competitions, and encourages donors to pledge funds for charity for each class in which the rider shows. The rider is not only responsible for raising the donations, but for performing community service as part of his or her own contribution to the effort....more
UPHA Classics - Classics provide owners and trainers an opportunity to receive substantial prize money. Classes for 3 year olds under, American Saddlebreds; 3 year Morgans; classes for 4 year olds and under, Hackney Ponies. ...more
UPHA Challenge Cup - Our Challenge Cup is one of the most highly regarded saddle seat equitation classes in the United States.
UPHA Foundation - The charitable portion of UPHA, supports not only the horse show industry, but other areas of the equine industry as well : scholarships; the funding of equine health research; riding for the handicapped; contributes to the United Cerebral Palsy Fund, the American Saddlebred Horse Museum, The American Morgan Horse Institute, the American Horse Council, as well as the National 4-H Council's horse programs.
Membership in the Unted Professional Horsemen's Association provides many advantages and privileges. It is much more than the Classics, Challenge Cup, conventions, and awards. Membership helps sponsors industry related charities, scholarships, and youth programs. Members know that they are part of a united voice that is improving the industry while still striving to recognize the unique capabilities and talents of each member.
Kristin Stivers Executive Assistant to the President Phone: 859-231-5070, Fax: 859-255-2774 Email: Click here Postal Address:
4059 Iron Works Parkway, Suite 2 Lexington, Kentucky, 40511, USA
Shows Totally Sponsored by Association/Club
UPHA / American Royal National Championship Horse Show
Dates:  11/12/2013 - 11/16/2013 Place:  Kansas City , Missouri Contact: American Royal Association (816) 221-9800 Overview of breed classes: American Saddlebred, Hackney Pony and Roadster.UPHA Classics Grand Championships,UPHA Challenge Cup National Championships, UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup National Championship, USEF SaddleSeat Medal Final, ASHA Driving Challenge and 40 National Championship Classes. Description of Show: Nothing can match the fire and brilliance of the Saddlebred Horse! The American Royal is once again honored to be hosting the UPHA (United Professional Horseman's Association) National Championship. The very best Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, and Road Horses from UPHA chapters throughout the country will come to Kansas City to compete for more than $200,000 in prize money and the prestige of being national champions. Be sure to attend The National Championship Stake Night (Saturday Night), where the competition comes to an exciting climax as National Champions are crowned in 14 Classes. The final class will be the $50,000 Five Gaited National Championship.
General Convention/Banquet/Meeting Information
Annual Convention - January - Each year, the UPHA holds an annual Convention at which ideas and industry concerns are discussed and honors are bestowed on outstand trainers, riders, horses and shows. There are annual awards for Horseperson of the year, horses and ponies of the year, distinguished service awards and an outstanding individual is inducted into the UPHA Hall of Fame.
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Convention/Banquet Program Year End Award Results
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