*** 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 next MPHA board meeting is scheduled for 9/20 (Tuesday) at 7:00pm at the Menifee County Health Department, Frenchburg, KY.

Trail Obstacle Challenge
only $10 / horse!
September 3 – 4
Jeffersonville, KY
See more info 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.

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

Recent Updates were made to the following pages in August 2016:

Home Page

Meeting Minutes



Mountain Pleasure Horse Assocation on MPHA FACEBOOK
 Drill Team FACEBOOK


 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 2016! See information HERE


Breyerfest 2016

Breyerfest 2016 was a huge success!! 16 MPHA horses strutted their stuff for thousands of attendees during the 3 day event at the Ky Horse Park, doing both drill and versatility routines each day. A booth was set up at Barn 7 with brochures and educational information and people were welcome to pet, ask questions and take their photos with their “favorite” MPHA horse! Everyone had a blast & look forward to Breyerfest 2017!

versat group 2016 drill group 2016