Skip to content

UPHA Chapter 10 Academy Horse Show



UPHA Chapter 10 started off their show season on March 28 and 29 by hosting their semi annual Academy Horse Show at Indian Hills Sport Horse Complex in Elgin, Il. The oldest of all academy only shows that originally started out at Harmswood Stables as far back as 1970 is still alive and well. The two day show that offers classes for both Advanced and Intermediate riders on Saturday, rolls into beginner walk and trot only classes on Sunday.

Judge Julie Ann Wroble from Country Meadow Farm in Mokena, IL presided over some very competitive classes that proved the strengths of the riding programs in the Wisconsin and Illinois area. Eleven barns presented riders for her consideration in a line-up of both pleasure and equitation classes, plus some nicely executed pattern work in some very large pattern only classes that challenged riders with medallion level workouts. Show Manager Bonnie Kittridge and Dawn Atlas have done an excellent job in preserving a show that has been the starting point for many if not most of the world-class equitation riders from the Mid-west. Including the 2001 Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown winner Sarah Thordsen.

Krussell Stables Youth Group did a fantastic job at putting together the concession stand that was offered during the show with proceeds going to the education fund that has been set up for the two sons of John White, an area horse trainer, who we recently lost too his battle with cancer. A total of $817 was made in addition to $600 that the youth group made selling candy bars over the last several weeks.

UPHA Chapter 10 and the managers of the show would like to thank the following stables for their continued support of this show: Equitate LLC, Huntoon Stables, Knollwood Farm, Krussell Stables, MBA Equestrians, Northern Tradition, Sunset Knoll, Winsome Farm, Woodwind Farm, Rancho Del Rio, and Megan Donohue. Thank you for your continued support and we will see on November 7 and 8.

More Stories

  • Morgan Honors at USEF Convention

    AMHA is pleased to congratulate Morgan trainer Mike Goebig of Kutztown, Pennsylvania, as the 2017 Pegasus Medal of Honor recipient. Mike received this great honor at last evening's US Equestrian's awards dinner... Read More
  • NWSA Fall Classic Selects Judge

    The Northwest Saddlebred Association Fall Classic Horse Show has named Bill Waller to be the judge for this year’s show. The event is scheduled for Sept. 19-22, 2018 at the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene, Oregon. Read More
  • Freedman's Announces Release of New Saddle Pad

    Freedman’s is proud to launch their newest product, The Freedman Acavallo Memory Foam Gel Pad. The Freedman Acavallo Memory Foam Gel Pad is a full compression, non-slip pad, specifically designed to fit discreetly under Freedman’s cut back saddles... Read More
  • Far West Morgan Regional Joins Country Classic

    The Far West Morgan Regional Championship Horse Show has big changes in store for participants in 2018. Last year Far West was held in conjunction with the Oregon Morgan Classic at the Oregon Horse Center in June. Read More
  • River Ridge Charity Selects Judging Panel

    River Ridge Charity is fast approaching and is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, April 25-28, 2018 at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus, Ohio... Read More
  • ASHA Welcomes New Directors For 2018

    The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) is pleased to announce the election of seven (7) new members to its Board of Directors, who will join the Board at the UPHA & ASHA Conference, which will host the ASHA annual meeting on February 1, 2018. Read More
  • David L. Howard to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement

    The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) has announced its annual award recipients, based on ballots tabulated by the ASHA Board of Directors. Nominees for each award are received from the general membership and committee volunteers, screened by the ASHA Executive Committee, and voted on by the full Board from the candidates selected. Read More
  • Iowa Horse Shows Associations Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet

    The Iowa Horse Shows Association will hold their annual meeting and awards banquet on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at The Prairie Meadows Event Center, Altoona, IA. Events begin at 3:30 PM with the annual membership meeting of the Iowa Horse Shows Association followed by the Iowa American Saddlebred Association meeting. At 5:30 PM the American Saddlebred Futurity of Iowa will hold their Stallion Service Auction. The Banquet and Awards ceremony will begin at 7 PM. Read More
  • 2018 AMHA Convention Schedule

    Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with your favorite breed and those who share the same passion as you at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky, for the 2018 AMHA Annual Convention and Awards Gala... Read More
  • Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show Takes Hiatus for 2018

    Due to continued uncertainty at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, the committee for the Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show has voted to take a one-year hiatus from hosting the show traditionally held at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield at the end of August... Read More