Welcome to the Professional Membership Page
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 for the Professional Member.
What Designates an A Professional Member of the UPHA?
To qualify as a Professional, 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 be must be a bona fide professional horse trainer and have been a professional horse trainer for at least one year prior to applying for UPHA Professional Membership. They must show that their financial income comes from the profession of horse training or riding instruction and who are acceptable personally and professionally to the membership in all Chapters.
About the UPHA Professional Members
Anyone interested in a UPHA Professional Membership can apply by filling out a UPHA Membership application and having their appropriate Chapter Chairperson sign the completed application as their sponsor.
The application for Professional Membership shall be presented to the UPHA Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, the individual will be considered a UPHA Professional Member.
Any person holding a current United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Amateur card is ineligible for Professional Membership in the UPHA.
As a Professional member of the UPHA, we have provided information and programs for you.