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.
Approved in 2017:
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 or approved IBHA measuring representative
(GLBA has 3 reps to do this and can be done at our shows)
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 and will be included in our GLBA shows.
The classes that are offered by GLBA are
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 Trail, All Breed Ranch Horse Trail,
IBHA Ranch Horse Conformation, and
All Breed Ranch Horse Conformation
See the IBHA rules for the new Ranch Horse division here.