January 2020 - CPHA Year In Review
Written by by Jeni Brown, CPHA President
Wednesday, 01 January 2020 00:25
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Well-attended special classes, education and top benefits highlight a strong year for horsemen’s organization.

by Jeni Brown, CPHA President

The California Professional Horsemen’s Association and the CPHA Foundation had a great year in 2019. We are so grateful for all our supporters and sponsors. Without their active participation and generous donations, the CPHA would not be able to do any of our projects, which benefit all our equine professionals.


Our scholarship program is going strong, and we were able to help many professionals this year in their time of financial need. Remember to do your CPHA Professional memberships to be eligible for the many programs we offer, including the $5,000 supplemental accident insurance policy. This is a great benefit for all equine professionals including trainers, grooms, farriers, vets, horse show staff, etc.


Our CPHA Medal Finals were very well attended and beautifully produced by show managers all over California. We had northern and southern regional finals for the CPHA Ch/Ad, Horsemanship and Style of Riding. We also had our CPHA Jr and Amateur Finals, the CPHA Foundation Championships, and the CPHA Foundation WCE Medal Finals.

Over all the classes, we had almost 350 riders and their trainers participating. We had educational forums at some of our events which were well attended and offered lots of helpful information.

Our hunter riders benefited from the CPHA Green Incentive Program with nice stake classes all year and a $30,000 Championship in September at the Blenheim Fall Tournament. In 2020 we are hoping to expand this program to include the 3’6” and 3’9” Green Hunters as well.

We are excited about our annual banquet Jan 3 and are looking forward to recognizing the accomplishments, many of which are lifelong, of the impressive professional horsemen, outstanding juniors and amateurs as well as incredible horses who have all been a part of CPHA and our history.

We are grateful to be a part of a wonderful community who supports, encourages and fosters the growth and enjoyment of our tremendous sport, for so many years in the past and hopefully for many, many more the future!!

To join or get more information on the California Professional Horsemen’s Association, visit www.cpha.org.