Red, White, & Blue Spectacular Illinois Pinto Horse Show!
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PtHA Master Entry Form

President - Britta Soehn

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I have shown Pinto for many years and have been riding horses since I could walk. I enjoy showing Pinto because of the variety that Pinto has to offer as well as the friendly people within the national and local associations. My horse, Classy Steele (Cody), and I enjoy participating in as many events as we can; from halter to gaming, we do it all! Although, Cody is semi-retired, we still show at as many shows as we can and enjoy watching and supporting fellow exhibitors!

When not spending time with my favorite Pinto I enjoying working with my dogs whether that is in the field or dock jumping! I currently work as an emergency room nurse but love to spend as much time in the saddle as I can! 
I look forward to representing the Illinois Pinto Horse Association this year and am excited to see what the future holds for Illinois Pinto! 


Vice President - Mike Adams

19469 mikeMike is excited to be representing Illinois Pinto Association.

He started his career in the equine business as a teenager when he rescued an old buckskin gelding from the killer’s pen. When Mike started showing that old gelding, he could have never dreamed where it would take him.

Every weekend Mike and his family were at a horse show, and they loved it. Over the years, Mike went from the local saddle club officer, to Vice President of the state PHBA chapter, to show manager for the AQHA, paddock master for the AMHA Nationals, and his first national judge’s card with the AMHA in 1990.

More than twenty-five years, and five cards later, he has had the honor of judging PtHA Jubilees, AMHA Nationals, the Color Breed Congress, IBHA Congress, ABRA Congress, county fairs, state fairs, open shows, and 4H shows across the United States, Canada and Europe. He understands what it takes to put together a horse show and fully appreciates all that the show managers and volunteers do, which allows him to do what he loves.

Mike also serves on the PtHA’s Show and Contest Committee as well as the Judges Committee and was inducted into the PtHA Judge’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

After 32 years, Mike retired from the Illinois Department of Agriculture in 2015 and is now able live his dream of judging full time. He and his wife, Mary Sue, have been married for 42 years and have one daughter, Sarah Michael.

Treasurer - Jerry Wyrick

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I have been involved with horses since 1986 when I married Lorna. She has shown horses for 40 years + but I have only been showing for 10-15 years. I only show in halter and longe line. I have been involved in both pinto and paint horses. I run the office at all the Illinois Paint Horse shows (IPHA) and have for 40 years. I have held all offices for the IPHA and currently serve as Treasurer. I have also been a National Director for the IPHA for the last 12 years and attend the National Convention every year. My wife and I have been going to the Pinto World Show and Color Breed Congress for several years now and have won several world titles. I hope that we can get the Illinois Pinto club going again and have some good shows.  


Secretary - Shelby Parker

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Hi, my name is Shelby Parker and I’m the IL Pinto Secretary for 2020. I’ve ridden since an early age but didn’t get into showing until I got my first horse (a sassy bay tobiano mare). One of my first horse show was actually an IL Pinto show! Since then I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to raise and show several prospects. Each horse has taught me a different perspective on showing and solidified my love of showing. Personally, I enjoy showing the all-around events with showmanship and trail as my favorite.  I currently own two horses, my first horse, Bindi, who is now a retired broodmare and loving her life and her daughter, Ellie, a coming 3 yr old I bred and raised. I am very excited to get to show her this year. 
During the week I manage a fast-paced, high volume Chiropractic office in Northwest Indiana. And when I’m not spending time with my horses, I do enjoy traveling to warmer weather and enjoying the beach.

Board Members

Kathryn Baumann

Samantha Calahan

Marissa Dean

Jana Leonard

Lisa Norris


Judges- Mike Adams

Show Committee
   Britta Soehn
   Mike Adams
   Val Henderson
   Karissa Leonard
   Lorna Wyrick

   Kathryn Bauman
   Monica Smith

   Britta Soehn
   Samantha Calahan
   Marissa Dean
   Amanda Moubry

Youth - Subrina Hobart

Newsletter - Lisa Norris

Awards & Sponsorships - Lorna Wyrick