MERRY CHRISTMAS TO OUR MEMBERS & THEIR FAMILIES!
UPCOMING NEWSLETTER & YEAR END REPORTS
The fall NAPHA newsletter is on its way! Please note that our year end reports
are included in this next edition and will not be mailed separately. Stallion
reports, the amateur declaration form and our membership renewal application
will be included. Remember: You can now renew your membership online!
Also, our 2015 new & renewing members will be receiving NAPHAʼs new
NAPHA ANNOUNCES OUR 2015 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP CONFERENCE
Our annual conference and popular clinic are scheduled for March 27 & 28, 2015
in the beautiful wine country of Temecula, California. The conference meeting will
be held at the hotel on Friday, followed by our recognition dinner, also at the hotel
on Friday evening. The clinic will take place on Saturday at the beautiful Rancho
Paseo del Traza, hosted by Merlene & Frank Sutalo…only 10 minutes from the
The Embassy Suites Hotel is located at 29345 Rancho California Road in
Temecula and is now taking reservations for a two night minimum stay. Please
make your reservations prior to February 9 by calling the hotel directly at (951)
676-5656. Our room rate is $139.00 per night which includes breakfast.
Please refer to our group name: North American Peruvian Horse Association &
the group code, XPA. Members can also visit our personalized group webpage at:
20150326/index.jhtml. Please contact the sales office directly if you wish to
upgrade your room and/or plan an extended stay.
The cost for the conference is $150 for both days or $75 per day. This will include
lunch at the conference meeting and a wonderful BBQ at the clinic. The Friday
evening recognition dinner at the hotel will be a separate charge of $37.00.
Please contact Arlynda Castro to make your conference attendance reservations
at (707) 544-5807. We ask that you make reservations as early as possible so that
we may give the catering vendors an accurate number of attendees.
REMINDER OF RULE CHANGE REGARDING MEMBERSHIP
Effective in 2015, all riders at the U.S. National Show will be required to be
members of NAPHA. This decision is a financial one based on legal counsel
pursuant to NAPHAʼs insurance policy. It is important that ranch owners make
their personnel aware of this change as many are not current members and do
not receive our emails nor our newsletters. This rule change does not apply to
regional clubs who hold NAPHA approved shows.
NEW TRAINERS AWARD!
The newsletter will contain information regarding the implementation of our new
NAPHA trainers award. It is our intent to help formulate a committee of trainers,
for trainers and run by trainers to help organize and identify the criteria for this
new award. Once again, we encourage ranch owners to advise their current nonmember
training personnel, of this new opportunity. A preliminary list of national
trainers is being comprised and personal letters will be sent to those individuals
further explaining the program. Please contact Carolyn Mittrick or Pam
Castaneda with questions and/or names that should be added to this list.
2015 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION RESULTS
Our congratulations to Larry Redman for being elected by our members to serve
on the Board of Directors for a three year term. Larry brings a great deal of depth
and experience to the board. We also wish to acknowledge the other nominees
for their participation in the process. Marianne Bowman, Marlene Cruz and
Kathleen Morrison have all been invited to participate on the boardʼs January
conference call to further discuss some of their ideas as outlined in their very
good campaign letters. We also wish to acknowledge and thank Edie Gandy for
her many years of service to this board and our breed. Edie will remain on our
marketing committee and was recently elected President of the revitalized
Southeast club. The elections at the end of 2015 will be for three positions being
vacated by Danell Adams, Bonnie Gallegos & Chris Austin.
A very special THANK YOU to all of our members who helped to make 2014 a
successful and progressive year for our organization and our wonderful breed!
Your NAPHA Board of Directors:
Danell Adams ” President
Edie Gandy” ” 1st Vice-President
Carolyn Mittrick” 2nd Vice-President
Jackie Green” Secretary
Chris Austin”” Treasurer
Pam Castaneda” Director
Bonnie Gallegos” Director