Joy Of Riding Program

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
Marissa Humphreys

Committee Members
Tina Mewhinney – Member & Board Liaison
Lisa Bialy
Marissa Humphreys
Donna Smith
Chelsey VanHulle



HOUR LOG FORM – Excel Sheet with Hour Caculator

Joy of Riding Annual Awards - Click to Expand

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 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
SH Marciano Marsha Anderson (owner) 372

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