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 great awards!
- 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 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 pdf form and sends it to office when a “goal” (50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 hours) is reached.
Program Coordinator & Chair
Tina Mewhinney - Member & Board Liaison
JOY of RIDING APPLICATION FORM
JOY of RIDING HOUR LOG
2017 NAPHA Joy of Riding High Hour Winners
Region 1: Lisa Bialy
Region 2: Linda Anne West
Region 5: Coral Stafford
Region 6: Marsha Anderson (also High Hour Horse and Rider for the year)
Region 8: Alice Wolf
Region 9: Tina Mewhinney
Region 11: Brenda Sessler
Region 14: Bonnie Nicholson
2016 NAPHA Joy of Riding High Hour Winners
REGION MEMBER/RIDER HOURS
Region 1: Dyan Paquette 89.5
Region 2: Linda West 77.5
Region 3: No Qualified Entry -0-
Region 4: No Qualified Entry -0-
Region 5: Coral Stafford 100
Region 6: Marsha Anderson 580
Region 7: No Qualified Entry -0-
Region 8: No Qualified Entry -0-
Region 9: No Qualified Entry -0-
Region 10: No Qualified Entry -0-
Region 11: Jennifer Heinitz 216
Region 12: Melody Tapprich 47.2
Region 13: Glen Mackey 28.75
Region 14: Joann Westfall 250
Region 15: No Qualified Entry -0-
High Hour Horse
REGISTERED HORSE OWNER/MEMBER HOURS RIDDEN
SH Marciano Marsha Anderson (owner) 372
Articles, Links & Resources
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Articles Featuring The Peruvian Horse
Trail Rider Magazine Featured Story: Peruvian Horse Breeds
Trail Rider Magazine Featured Story: The Peruvian Paso Horse
Versatility and The Peruvian Paso
Riding Groups & Associations
American Competitive Trail Horse Association
American Endurance Ride Conference
Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Association
North American Trail Ride Conference
Ontario Peruvian Horse Association
Peruvian Pleasure Horses of Texas
Texas Ladies Aside
Upper Midwest Endurance and Competitive Rides Association
Western States Trail Foundation's Tevis Cup
Joy of Riding News
Check out the information for the NEW NAPHA Trail Horse Test! NAPHA Trail Horse Test Program NAPHA is offering a test program to our members for their Peruvian Horses in conjunction with the Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA). We are pleased to join our Paso Fino friends in their ongoing successful program which began last year and is open to all breeds. The Trail Horse Test Program (THTP) provides a…
Congratulations to the 2017 JOR High Hour Winners! 2017 NAPHA Joy of Riding High Hour Winners Region 1: Lisa Bialy Region 2: Linda Anne West Region 5: Coral Stafford Region 6: Marsha Anderson (also High Hour Horse and Rider for the year) Region 8: Alice Wolf Region 9: Tina Mewhinney Region 11: Brenda Sessler Region 14: Bonnie Nicholson
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…