UPHA Announces Horse/Pony of the Year Divisional Winners
Congratulations to all of our 2016 Divisional Horse / Pony of the Year Divisional Winners!

Listed below are the winners by their divisions. These winners will be presented their awards at the UPHA 2017 National Convention in New Orleans at the UPHA Awards Luncheon on Friday, January 20, 2017.

Please plan on attending the event.  Associate and Professional members present will be voting on Friday for the UPHA Overall Horse and Pony awards to be presented to those winners on Saturday night at the Awards Gala.

Be sure to book your hotel reservations now! Reservations are filling up fast in the UPHA block.  Make sure to mention the UPHA for the discounted rate!

To book online, please click on this link that will take you to the UPHA 2017 National Convention site.  Here you will find your registration form and other pertinent information about the host hotel and travel information.


 If you would like to mail in your reservations, please click on this link for the Reservation form.  This can be filled out and sent with check to the UPHA offices (Address is on the form).

You can also book your room directly by clicking on this link to the beautiful Westin Canal Place in New Orleans, LA. 
 If you choose to call directly, please call 
(888) 627-8180 and be sure to ask for the 
UPHA 2017 Convention special rate.  

2016 UPHA Horse/Pony of the Year Winners
American Saddlebred Open Five Gaited
Top Of The Mark
American Saddlebred Amateur Five Gaited
CH Memories Of Cabo         
American Saddlebred Ladies Five Gaited
CH Bravo Blue
American Saddlebred Ladies Amateur Five Gaited
CH Moonlight Memories
American Saddlebred Five Gaited Junior Exhibitor
CH He's In Style
American Saddlebred Five Gaited Pony
Riverdreams' Marc Of Reflection
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Open
Don O'Neill
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Amateur
Espresso Noir 
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Ladies
HS Baby Steps
American Saddlebred Ladies Amateur
Lady Mandolin
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Junior Exhibitor
Soquili's Curious George        
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Pony
CH Nuttin' But Style
American Saddlebred Open Fine Harness
Katherine The Great
American Saddlebred Fine Harness Ladies
CH Our Brilliant Belle
American Saddlebred Fine Harness Amateur
Tempt Me
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Open Park
I'm A Holiday
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Park Amateur
Undulata's Just Perfect
American Saddlebred Three Gaited Park Junior Exhibitor
CH Swing An Singin
American Saddlebred Adult Amateur Show Pleasure
CH Spread The Word
American Saddlebred Junior Exhibitor Show Pleasure
Ocean Eleven
American Saddlebred Show Pleasure Driving
CH Who        
American Saddlebred Five Gaited Show Pleasure Adult Amateur
Billy Deluxe
American Saddlebred Five Gaited Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor
My Dreamboat Annie
American Saddlebred Adult Country Pleasure Saddle
CH Extremely Fortunut
American Saddlebred Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure Saddle
Its Sam I Am
American Saddlebred Country Pleasure Driving
CH Callaway's Cumulus
American Saddlebred Open Western Pleasure
CH Stonecroft Me First
American Saddlebred Hunter Country Pleasure
CH Harlem's Sweet Success
Roadster Horse Open
Roadster Horse Ladies/Amateur
Roadster Horse Under Saddle
SLB Puccini
Hackney Pony Open
Craycroft Matador
Hackney Pony Ladies/Amateur
Heartland Majestic
Harness Pony Open
The Remington
Harness Pony Ladies/Amateur
Crystal Creeks Commander
Roadster Pony Open
Twin Willow's McDreamy    
Roadster Pony Juvenile
Roadster Pony Amateur
Regal's Night Shadow LF
Roadster Pony Under Saddle
Heartland Party Time
Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Amateur
Heartland Sugar Plum
Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Juvenile
Heartland Accolade   
Morgan Park Saddle
As Predicted GCH
Morgan Park Harness
Tomeri Symphony
Morgan English Pleasure
SLB Andiamo
Morgan Pleasure Driving
The Nobelest
Morgan Classic Pleasure Saddle
Playmors Juke Box Hero       
Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving
                           Indian Creek Cachet
Morgan Western Pleasure
EQE Maker's Mark CH
Morgan Hunter Pleasure
LLL Tzar Alexander GCH

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Support the UPHA Foundation, Inc

 "Legal Defense Fund"


Leadership from the UPHA, ASHA, AHHS and AMHA have joined forces to establish the UPHA Foundation Legal Defense Fund, and our goal is to raise 1 million dollars. All contributions are 100% tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


The UPHA Foundation, Inc. is a multi-breed non-profit and the tie that binds all of the above organizations together with the purpose to improve and protect the show horse industry. Additionally the UPHA seeks to foster communication and mutually beneficial relationships between all participants in the horse show industry.


The Legal Defense Fund is currently seeking a naming endowment as the first course of funding. For more information or to make a contribution please contact Nancy Becker @ nbecker@uphaonline.com or simply mail your contribution to:


UPHA Foundation, Inc.

Legal Defense Fund

Attn. Nancy Becker

4059 Iron Works Parkway, #2

Lexington, KY 40511


A couple of different fundraisers have recently been put in place to help fund the legal battle we are currently facing of the vague and capricious language in the USDA's proposed changes in the Horse Protection Act. With that said, we are thrilled to announce that the Legal Defense Fund has a gracious anonymous donor that is willing to match the T-shirt campaign funds raised through the deadline of November 13th, 2016, which is immediately following the American Royal. 


To purchase your T-shirt, contact a UPHA Young Professional, Ethan Roetman @ topspin2008@hotmail.com or click on the following link: 



Please, make a contribution today to the UPHA Foundation, Inc. Legal Defense Fund and help the UPHA, ASHA, AHHS and AMHA fight for you and the horse show industry.

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Based in Lexington, KY, the UPHA is an association of professional horsemen and horsewomen who have united to improve the show horse industry and to define and clarify their professionalism within the industry. Since its inception in 1968, the UPHA has expanded into nineteen regional chapters that comprise all fifty states and Canada. The predominant breeds represented by UPHA members are the American Saddlebred, the Morgan Horse, the Hackney Pony and the National Show Horse. From the beginning, UPHA programs have benefited not only the individual horse person, but the entire horse show industry.


The UPHA regularly works with the United States Equestrian Federation, The American Horse Council and the various breed organizations to promote safety, ensure fairness, improve conditions, increase attendance and improve the overall horse show experience for owners, trainers, grooms, and spectators alike. In addition to its core programs, the UPHA seeks to foster communication and mutually beneficial relationships between all participants in the horse show industry.

For over forty years the United Professional Horsemen's Association has given a united voice to the individual trainer while recognizing his/her unique capabilities and talent. We invite you to learn more about UPHA's goals and programs, and would welcome your membership into our association.
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