United Professional Horsemen's Association


About Us

UPHA Chapter 15, Inc., is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Delaware.  501(c)(3) tax exempt status has been attained.

We are "Horsemen Helping Horsemen" in DE, MD, NJ and PA.

The national UPHA organization is based in Lexington Kentucky.  It is an association of professional horsemen and horsewomen who have united to improve the show horse industy and to define and clarify their professionalism within the industry. Since its inception in 1968, the UPHA has expanded into eighteen regional chapters that comprise all fifty states and Canada. 

The predominant breeds represented by UPHA members are the American Saddlebred, the Morgan Horse, the Hackney Pony and the National Show Horse. UPHA programs have benefited not only the individual horse person, but the entire horse show industry.

The UPHA regularly works with the United States Equestrian Federation, The American Horse Council and the various breed organizations to promote safety, ensure fairness, improve conditions, increase attendance and improve the overall horse show experience for owners, trainers, grooms, and spectators alike. In addition to its core programs, the UPHA seeks to foster communication and mutually beneficial relationships between all participants in the horse show industry.

For over 40 years the United Professional Horsemen's Association has given a united voice to the individual trainer, while recognizing his/her unique capabilities and talent.