*** Announcements ***

EXCITING NEWS!!! Mountain Pleasure Horse folks..we need your help to update the database!! Our “new” horse database now has a button that allows you to upload an image (picture) file of each horse listed in the database and “attach” it to their lineage COOL is THAT???!!! So…anyone with pictures (preferably conformation pics – NO people or saddles if possible) of any MPHA horses alive OR deceased, please take a few minutes to upload those to the website! All you need to do is get on the website, click on “horse database”, & type in the horse’s name. When it pulls the name up, just click on it. You will then see a drop down box you can click on & add an image. Once the box turns green in’re all done! We’d LOVE to have as many pictures as possible of our horses..this will be an awesome addition to our database, so get to clicking!!! ūüôā p.s. If you want to see an example, I’ve added a pic to Goldfinger, just click & you’ll see him!!

The next MPHA board meeting will be held  at the Menifee health Department in Frenchburg , KY. on January 8,2019 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome!!


***Anyone with MPH Trail miles for 2018 needs to submit by 1/15/2019 for prizes!

Congrats to 2018 MPHA/KBIF Winners.  See results here.




 Welcome to the MPHA. The Mountain Pleasure Horse is the oldest gaited breed in North America.  The MPH has been proven to be the parent breed of all North American gaited breeds including; Rocky Mountain, Tennessee Walking Horse, American Saddlebred and Kentucky Mountain Horses. We are a non-profit organization registered in the state of Kentucky and dedicated to the promotion, breeding and development of the Mountain Pleasure Horse. Our goal is first to preserve the bloodlines of the Mountain Pleasure Horse, then to build their population. We issue registration papers not to sell these horses, but to certify they meet the stringent criteria of the Mountain Pleasure Horse Association (MPHA) and to encourage the breeding of the rare and endangered Mountain Pleasure Horse. 

Our new website was created to offer more up to date information for our members as well as preserving the historical information about this heritage breed.  Thank you for visiting our web site. We hope you will check back often as we will make updates frequently.

Recent Updates were made to the following pages in June 2018:

Home Page

Farm Listings



Mountain Pleasure Horse Assocation on MPHA FACEBOOK
 Drill Team FACEBOOK
Equine Info Exchange

 Exciting News!

The Mountain Pleasure Horse is now listed on Wikipedia!  Thanks to Board Member Cyd Blakslee for undertaking this Herculean task!  See the page HERE

MPHA has qualified for the Kentucky Breeder’s Incentive Fund for 2017! See information HERE


Thanks KY Horse Park

Just wanted to give a huge “Shout out” to the Ky Horse Park, Shelli Wright and all the Breeds Barn employees who have allowed us to keep a representative of the Mountain Pleasure Horse aka “Rockin R Elvira” and “Rockin R Maxx” there at the Breed barn for the past 3 seasons. They have been absolutely AWESOME in taking excellent care of (and tolerating our little attitude and beautifully demonstrating our wonderful Ky heritage rare & endangered breed.¬†Elvira is THRILLED to be back¬†at the Horse Park for the 2017 season. ¬†If you are visiting, please stop by and say “Hi”.