FREE to NAPHA members. 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 filling out and uploading a filled-out Excel file to register as a JOR 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 Excel file and upload it using the form below when a “goal” (50, 100, 250, 500, and 1000 hours) is reached.


Mounted Target shooting

Saddle Seat

Pole Bending


Water Crossing

Enjoying the Outdoors

Trail Riding with Friends

Working Cattle

JOR Program Committee

Marissa Humphreys

Program Coordinator & Chair

[email protected]
8200 N 44th Street, Brown Deer, WI 53223
Phone: 541-771-0709

Committee Members

Chelsey Van Hulle-Schnaal
Awards Coordinator
[email protected]

Tina Mewhinney
[email protected]

Lisa Bialy

Joy of Riding High Hour Winners

Past Winners



1. Download the Hour Log Form (Excel File)

Hour Log

2. Fill out your hour log.

3. Fill out the application form on the right and upload your filled out Excel file.


  • Accepted file types: xlsx, xlsm, xlsb, xltx, pdf.