Mike Stadler accepting a recognition award for Michelle Manseau

Supreme and Superior Awards presented by IBHA President Michael Stadler:

Darrell Bilke from PtHA and Dr Rick Balsbaugh from ADM give educational sessions.

        The 2017 IBHA Convention reaped the benefits of many hard working individuals. The Committee meetings were very progressive and many new and exciting things developed this year. The following is a recap of the major developments:

        Beginning April 1, 2017 the registration requirements for the miniature horses was relaxed to include grade horses with a heighth affidavit from an approved AMHA or AMHR Steward. Beginning January 1, 2017 the use of the pull turn will be eliminated from the showmanship classes. Also taking affect next year will be the addition of Youth Western Showmanship and Hunter classes in the Miniature division. Their will also be four Ranch Horse classes: pleasure, riding, trail and conformation. The new complete rules and changes/clarifications will be on the "members" page by Dec 31st.

        After the business of the Convention is over, the fun begins! Saturday evening begins with the Youth Scholarship Auction. The donations were awesome and the bidders had a great time bidding for their favorite items:) The Hall of Fame Ceremony honored the horse Scooter Gulch and members George & Marilyn Anders. Many members received awards for their accomplishments in IBHA. 

2016 Honor Roll & Reserve Honor Roll Winners:

Pictured left to right: HR Youth McKenna Williams/Legions of Angels, Res HR Youth Chloe Vosters/IM IMPECCABLY DUN accepted by Ed & Sandy Anderson, HR Amateur Kara Vosters/ZIPPOS NATURAL SPARK accepted by Ed & Sandy Anderson, Res HR Amatuer Ann Grotzke/DUN GOT A GATOR, HR Am Select Kathy Neander/JUST CALL ME MR T, Res HR Am Select Carol Sgarlotti/KT DUN A LITTLE, HR Performance Horse ZIPPOS NATURAL SPARK/Keri Vosters accepted by Ed & Sand Anderson, Res HR Performance Horse DUN GOT A GATOR/Ann Grotzke and HR All Around Horse ZIPPOS NATURAL SPARK/Keri Vosters accepted by Ed & Sandy Anderson

HALL OF FAME: (1) Connie Lechleitner reads the presentation for George & Marilyn Anders, (2)accepted by Tamie & Ben Grandstaff. (3) IBHA President presenting the HOF awards for Scooter Gulch to Alexis and Barbara Robinson with Committee member Michelle Zimmerman.


Supreme Championship for Don Juan Jac with Laurie Kristoff

Seminar and Auction photos:

Laurie Kristoff receiving a 20 yr Judges Award


Mare Halter: GOSSIPS LUCKY CHARM - James Meffen  accepted by Tina Vincent  

YA West Horse & YA H S Disc Rail:


accepted by Sandy Anderson  

AM Hunter Under Saddle & AM H S Disc Rail:


Congratulations to Ed Anderson, WI and Dr Laurie Kristoff, IL for accepting positions on the IBHA Executive Committee!

Bottom Row: Superior Western Pleasure GUCCIS ONLY LEXUS, owner Cayley Peters wth Ed Anderson; Superior Dun Factor GOODMORNINGBLUEBREEZE, owners Judy & Clyde Pletcher; Superior Amateur Disciplined Rail SUSAN DUFFY/KCEES LETHAL RODEO

Another historic moment for IBHA.......


2015 Lead Line and Walk-Trot Winners......our future......

2017 IBHA Convention  ~  March 15 ~ 18

Clarion Hotel ~ Airport    5311 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Each year IBHA holds a National Convention to address the business of the Association. Committees made up of members and Executives review and vote on new rule proposals. We hold many educational seminars & meetings, most of which are open to IBHA members. In conjunction with the convention meetings is a yearly banquet to award the Honor Rolls, Reserve Honor Rolls,  Supreme and Superior Awards. A scholarship auction is held and scholarship recipients are announced at this banquet. The Hall of Fame ceremony takes place at the convention.


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Supreme Championship for Dynamic in Pleasure with Ben & Tamie Grandstaff

Thank You Patty Baughman from Twin Pines Photography for the Convention photos.

Top Row: Supreme Champion DUN GOT A GATOR, owner Ann Grotzke, Superior Disciplined Rail BE DUN SMOKIN, owner Janice Fleckenstein and Superior Dun Factor DYNAMIC IN PLEASURE, Tamie & Ben Grandstaff

Far Left: The first ever miniature ROM was presented at this year's IBHA Convention!! Congratulations to DUSTY LANE VEGAS BET A BUCK and owners Johanna or Lori Wilson. The Dun Factor ROM was earned on 8-22-15.

Left: The first year of approved miniature classes proved successful. Pictured are Lori Wilson and Bob & Frann Beckel proudly showing their many Honor Roll Awards.

Lead Line Certificates: Irelynn Lucas & Chloe Zweifel       Walk Trot Certificates: Delany Lucas, Reagan Lucas and Cassidy Vincent

Youth Supreme Champion McKenna Williams and Legions of Angels