Illinois State Buckskin Association

Official site of the Illinois State Buckskin Association

              Illinois State Buckskin Association                  

The Illinois State Buckskin Association (ISBA) was formed in 1984.  Some of you may have known this state charter as Fox River Buckskin Association.  The Fox River Association was formed in 1975.  We are a state charter of the International Buckskin Horse Association, which is the world’s largest registry of Buckskin, Dun, Red Dun and Grulla horses.  The Illinois State Buckskin Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting the Buckskin, Dun, Red Dun and Grulla horses.  We host shows with a warm, fun-loving atmosphere where you can compete with some of the best buckskin horses in the nation.


In 2015 we were happy to award our High Point/Reserve High Point winners for Memorial Weekend with a Custom Made Necklace or Keychain, 4th of July with Silk Screen Bag Chairs and Fall Extravaganza with Embroidered Duffle Bags. All winners of the Fall Futurity was awarded with a Metal Laser Cut Coat Rack with Mirror and ribbon; all exhibitors received a ribbon.. At the 3-day 4th of July show we also handed out circuit awards for each class; that included medallions, T-Shirts, Money Bags, Can Coolers and Tail Bags. At the year end banquet the High Point & Reserve High Point winners received Lonestar Buckles.  Over the past 10 years we have given away approximately 60 saddles. 


Each year we offer two IBHA approved three day weekends of double judge shows and one two day weekend of double judge shows, which include some open classes as well for those exhibitors that might not have a Buckskin, Dun, Grulla or Red Dun horse.


We are proud to announce that we have 11 national judges from our state.


Over the past 10 years there have been approximately 100 national points earned at each weekend of our holiday shows.


Over the past 10 years we have seen over 800 entries for a weekend for our circuit shows.


The show schedule for 201has been established. All shows will be held at the Heart of Illinois Arena, 9201 N. Galena Road, Peoria, IL. The dates are:, May 28-30, 3 days; July 2-4, 3 days; September 17 & 18, 2 days. Each day is double judged.


So please…kick off your boots, relax and learn a little more about us. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  We’re looking forward to seeing you at the next show.