The Illinois American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association was founded by a group of pleasure horse enthusiasts in 1971 to promote the use of the American Saddlebred as a pleasure horse. Our horse shows were some of the first in the country to offer western pleasure, classic, hunt seat, show and country pleasure divisions. We still offer a full compliment of pleasure horse classes for our membership.


Over the years IASPHA has adapted to the changing needs within our industry. Starting in 1973 with one pleasure horse show, IASPHA now sponsors 3 shows offering classes in all performance divisions. We also have a large number of affiliated  shows where members can earn points toward year end champion and reserve champion High Point Awards. We invite you to join our family fun atmosphere where we  focus on the enjoyment of the American Saddlebred.  


IASPHA has been very successful in realizing its goals over the past 40 years. We are currently one of the largest American Saddlebred Association charter clubs in the nation with an active and involved membership.


IASPHA also created and sponsors the National Pleasure Equitation Olympics, a prestigious leg in the Pleasure Equitation triple crown. We are excited to join forces with the All American Horse Classic in 2015, the host for this exciting event!