The North American Peruvian Horse Association (NAPHA) Joy of Riding Program has been established to give National recognition to the pleasure and competitive rider and his Peruvian Horse for time in the saddle outside traditional Peruvian Horse Shows. For each "hour landmark" reached, return the hours log and you will receive a Joy of Riding Patch and certificate. PLUS you will receive one of many awards - flash lights, wallets, bandannas, fanny packs and more!
- Must be a NAPHA Member and maintain Membership for each year in which hours are counted.
- Must indicate your interest in the program by printing and sending a filled out pdf form to office or fill out and submit the on-line form to register as a member.
- The Joy of Riding Program is maintained on the “honor” system.
- Hours may be logged for all and any time spent riding except at NAPHA Approved Shows.
(Pleasure, trail, arena, demonstrations, drills, open horse shows, parades, etc.)
- Do not need to own the horse(s) ridden but horse used for the program must be NAPHA registered or a Part-Blood registered with the PPP-BR.
- No time limit.
- Rider records hours in the JOR Web Application and sends it to office when a “goal” (50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 hours) is reached.
JOY of RIDING APPLICATION FORM
JOY OF RIDING WEB APPLICATION
Click button to log your Joy of Riding Hours.
Christine McIntosh 276-744-2887
Tina Mewhinney - Member & Board Liaison
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Joy of Riding News
NAPHA members share their photos and comments: This picture is from a ride in Ramona. We had to back into a stream of water and then do a 90 degree turn and back down between the elevated banks. All the obstacles were fun. I got 4th which was good. I had to compete against some of the best quarter horses in the Nation and certainly in the state which…
News from The Southern California Peruvian Paso Horse Club Submitted by Danelle Adams Dateline Southern California, March 23, 2009: The Southern California Peruvian Paso Horse Club Parade team…pursuing a position in the 2010 Rose Parade…made their debut this year on March 7th at the 43rd annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade. Riding into town with the Pacific Ocean in the background, all of the riders were adorned in newly designed…
Joy of riding participant Cheryl Calentine and her horse *AHT Romantico receive 2008 International Side saddle Organization (ISSO) Awards. Top Peruvian – sponsored by NAPHA went to *AHT Romantico. NAPHA was the only breed organization to sponsor a horse. First place English Activities by one point for both Cheryl and Romantico. Cheryl also received the following awards: 3rd in Senior A 6th in English Pleasure 8th in High Point Rider 8th in English…