IBHA was incorporated in 1971 to register, preserve the pedigree and promote the activity of Buckskin, Dun , Red Dun, and Grulla Horses. IBHA has proven to be the largest and most progressive registry in the world for these horses. By creating interests and demands through nation, state, family and individual activities, the marketability of IBHA registered horses has constantly increased. Activities are promoted through state chartered associations and national advertising. IBHA maintains permanent horse show records and pedigrees.