*** Announcements ***

The MPHA needs your help!  We are currently updating our database and hope to have it accessible from this site soon for our members. If you have a registered horse that has been gelded or is deceased, please fill out this FORM and return so we can update our records.  There will be no cost to update your records. Thank you.

The MPHA board meeting originally scheduled for 7/15/14 has been rescheduled for 8/19/14 (Tuesday) at 7:00pm at the Menifee Co. Health Center.


Please check out our newly added Trail Riders Program. Go to the Trail Rider’s Mile Club page for details, directions and forms to use to keep track of your mileage.

Check back here for notifications of scheduled trail rides and shows.

7/11-13 – Breyerfest 25th Anniversary at the Ky Horse Park! :)

Fri. & Sat. versatility demos, Sunday palomino drill team demo

7/11 – 7/13 Breyerfest 25th Anniversary at the KY Horse Park :)

Fri & Sat – Versatility demos
Sun – Palamino drill team demo

 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.

Click Here for Important MPHA Policy change regarding Breed Registry Books Effective 4-01-2014

Recent Updates were made to the following pages in July 2014:

Home Page
President’s Post




Mountain Pleasure Horse Assocation on

 Drill Team FACEBOOK

 Exciting News!


April brought about an exciting honor for the Mountain Pleasure Horse. We were asked to provide a breed specimen to be included in the Kentucky Horse Park’s Breeds Barn for 2014. So, on April 7th, “Rockin R Maxx”, a 12 yr. old golden palomino gelding, was delivered to the KHP to spend the next 6 months performing for the twice daily crowds during the “Parade of Breeds”!! Maxx will be ridden by a “frontier nurse” and the proud history of the MPHA will be announced for the crowds! We will be planning an “official” day for MPHA members to come to the Ky Horse Park & see “Maxx” in action sometime over the summer!