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Illinois Horse and Pony Breeders and Exhibitors Association Celebrates 74th Year



The Board of Directors of Illinois Horse and Pony Breeders and Exhibitors Assn. invite you to participate in the 2016 High Point and Reserve High Point Awards Program. The general membership will be celebrating their 74th year in promoting the participation and support of horse shows in the Midwest.

This unique organization offers 75 awards in an array of breed categories including American Saddlebred, Morgan, Arabian, Tennessee Walking horses and Welsh, Hackney, and Shetland ponies as well as an open division.  Recognition in  breed categories includes in-hand, riding and driving awards. 

Due to generous donations and generated funds, I.H.P.B.E.A. will be awarding a $2500.00 educational scholarship in 2016 to one of its members.  The 2015 scholarship recipient was Taylor McGlaughlin of Muncie, Illinois.  She is a junior at the University of Illinois majoring in kinesiology.  The deadline for submission for the 2016 application is Sept, 1, 2016.  For further information about the scholarship, contact Jay Brown, Scholarship Chairman, 1119 S. Fourth St., Springfield, Illinois 62703 – (217) 414-8126.

The I.H.P.B.E.A. Hall of Fame award was presented to Judy Ingham, Charles Ingham, and Alice (Ingham) Taapken from the Ingham Pony Farm, Greenview, Illinois for 2015.  The three siblings were honored for their years of breeding and exhibiting ponies throughout the United States that their parents started in the 1940’s.

Nominations are being presently being submitted for the 2016 recognition that will be awarded at the Fall awards banquet.

I.H.P.B.E.A. will once again be sponsoring a High Point Youth Program.  Junior members can compete for points and prizes in a variety of ways from competing in the show ring to helping with club activities with or without a horse or pony.  This is a wonderful opportunity to promote involvement of our youth.

     The Spring kick-off banquet and meeting will be held at the Tony Roma’s Restaurant in Bloomington Illinois on March 26, 2016.  A social hour begins at 6:00 PM with the meal and meeting following at 7:00 PM.  A silent auction will be held to supplement the scholarship program as well as a special program being presented.  A special entertaining evening is being planned for everyone.

For further information on I.H.P.B.E.A. general membership or point shows, contact: Eleanor Fauber, I.H.P.B.E.A. Secretary, 5 Sandalwood Lane, Bartonville, Illinois 61607 – (309)697-3733.  

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