ILHA is the original and only recognized association for the Liberty discipline. ILHA was founded by world renowned Liberty Trainer, Dan James and his wife Elizabeth to promote the Liberty discipline and celebrate Liberty training, horses, trainers, and fans everywhere. (Read more about Dan and Elizabeth HERE.)
ILHA has organized the discipline of Liberty with an official competitive structure, competition guidelines, and rules that promote safety, consistency, fun, and creativity for all involved. ILHA will serve as the “Official Governing Body” for members of the Liberty discipline and offer local, national, international, online, and championship Liberty horse shows and competitions. The ILHA Judging System is the official format for judging Liberty horsemanship for its combined technical and stylistic elements while rewarding the highest level of expertise with consideration for degree of difficulty.
Above all, ILHA will educate and promote the Liberty discipline through its website, publications, shows, competitions, and social media platforms.
The 2019 ILHA Championship will take place at the Kentucky Horse Park October 18-20, 2019