Welcome to the Great Lakes
GLBA's purpose is to further improve the
breeding, exhibition, sale, and publicity of
buckskin, dun, red dun, and grulla horses -
those over 14 hands, as well as
miniature horses under 38".
GLBA is the Michigan Charter of the
International Buckskin Horse Association
(IBHA), located in Shelby, IN.
Effective April 1, 2017 Approved at IBHA Convention: Registration of a miniature horse in IBHA no longer requires the horse to be AMHA or AMHR registered. However, if it is not registered in one of those associations, a Height Verification affidavit, signed by an AMHA or AMHR Steward attesting the horse is 38" or less, will need to accompany the registration form.
Note: If the animal is under 6 years old, a completed Height Verification Affidavit is needed annually prior to showing until the animal reaches six years of age.
At six years of age, the current verified height
will be made permanent.
Great News! IBHA has recently approved the addition of a
Ranch Horse division to be included in the 2018 show season.
The classes that can now be offered by IBHA Charter Clubs are
Ranch Horse Pleasure, Ranch Horse Riding, Ranch Horse Trail,
and Ranch Horse Conformation.
See the IBHA rules for the new Ranch Horse division here.
GLBA is offering these Ranch Horse classes in 2018:
IBHA Ranch Horse Pleasure, All Breed Ranch Horse Pleasure,
IBHA Ranch Horse Riding, All Breed Ranch Horse Riding,
IBHA Ranch Horse Conformation, and
All Breed Ranch Horse Conformation