UPHA Chapter 12


About UPHA

The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) is an association of professional horsemen and horsewomen who have united to improve the show horse industry and to define and clarify their professionalism within the industry.

The predominant breeds represented by UPHA members are the American Saddlebred, the Morgan Horse, the Hackney Pony and the National Show Horse. From the beginning, 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 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.

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About UPHA Chapter 12

The UPHA has expanded into twenty-one chapters that comprise all fifty states and Canada. Chapter 12 represents the State of North and South Carolina with over 120 chapter members.

2022 UPHA Chapter 12 Officers include:

Chairperson: Matt Shiflet


Co-Chair: Paul Boone


Secretary: Heather Boodey


Treasurer: Sheila Wingler


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