UPHA Foundation's Mission:
To educate the public in general horsemanship and matters related to the welfare of horses by any means conducive to that end; to educate and train individuals in the art of horsemanship; to encourage and promote horse shows and stimulate interest in and awareness of the general public in horse shows; to encourage, promote, and advance participation in equestrian activities through education and science; to undertake educational programs in equestrian activities.

To provide payments to members of the local chapters of the United Professional Horsemen's Association, their families or estates left without income in the event of certain occurrences such as death, disability, or catastrophic events such as fire, flood, storm or theft which leaves them unable to pay current expenses.

The UPHA Maria Knight Scholarship Program is funded through donations made to the program. The donations are set aside in a separate fund by the UPHA Foundation. The purpose of the program is to provide a scholarship to children of professional horsemen who are currently Professional members of the UPHA.

Saddle seat riders can ride with a new reason in mind: raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the rider’s selected charity.
It’s a shared-commitment program that encourages riders to show an American Saddlebred, Arabian (including Half-Arabian), Morgan, National Show Horse or Hackney Pony in competitions, and encourages donors to pledge funds for charity for each class in which the rider shows. The rider is not only responsible for raising the donations, but for performing community service as part of his or her own contribution to the effort.

The UPHA Classics is a well-planned and proven program that contributes to the growth and prosperity of the show horse industry. It provides local competition and national championships with substantial prize money for young performance horses and ponies. Breeders, owners, and trainers all benefit from the UPHA Classics. Due to this program, young performance entries have a greater earning power and therefore can demand higher sales prices.

2015 UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show November 10-14:

The UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Sow is our very own “Grand Finale”. The very best Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, and Road Horses from UPHA chapters throughout the country will come to Kansas City, MO to compete for more than $200,000 in prize money and the prestige of being national champions.

We hope to be able to count on each and every one of you as an equine friend, partner, and supporter of the United Professional Horsemen’s Association to help make this a memorable event. Without your support the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show as well as our organizations many varied programs would not be possible, and we are so appreciative of your generosity.