Welcome to the Associate Membership Page
The UPHA is proud to represent the Associate Members of the organization by providing fair competition, educational material to help both the horse owner and non-owner to understand the needs of the horse show industry. Our objective is to offer a safe recreational opportunity for amateur exhibitors to show horses.
What Designates an Associate Member of the UPHA?
To qualify as an Amateur, individuals must meet two basic requirements. First, they must be 18 years of age or older as of January 1 of the show year (ineligible to compete in the Youth division). Second, they must not have accepted remuneration, either directly or indirectly, for the training of horses.
About the UPHA Associate Members
Associate membership is available to any person interested in the show horse industry that meets the requirements of amateur status. Each associate member shall have all the rights, privileges and duties prescribed by the By-Laws of the UPHA, except the right to vote in closed active members’ meetings, to hold elective office in this Corporation or any Chapter of the UPHA or to serve on the Board of Directors. The Election of President and Vice President of the Associate Member Committee shall be conducted at the annual convention. The duly elected Associate Membership President holds a non-voting seat on the Board of Directors of the UPHA.
As an Associate member of the UPHA, we have provided information and programs for you, the Amateur exhibitor.