NJPHA Meeting Minutes 1/4/2016
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Attendance: Y. Abel, B. Feigus, C. Liberatore, R. Knabe, J. Jensen, A. Mitchell, K. Pinera, L. Hines
Called to Order: 7:35pm at the Landmark Diner RT27 Highland Park, NJ
Aid to Members: No new requests.
EAB Meeting : was before current EVH-1 outbreak in PA. Point was made about the struggle of Racing to survive in NJ. Showplace has been torn down. There are no Standardbred Stallions standing in NJ.
Dinner – January 31st at The Raddison in Freehold, NJ. Invitations are on line at NJPHA.net. Requests were made to relocate the dinner. Randie will research The Grand Marquis and report back at the next meeting.
Sponsorships: Doing well . We have several new sponsors in 2016 . Thank you and welcome. Susan will be meeting with Dover Saddlery to propose sponsorship opportunities, i.e. The Gold Medal, Possible 1,2, and 3 high point awrds formerly sponsored by Rick’s Saddle Shop. High point by category, Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation. Sue will report back .
Treasurer’s Report : Balance approximately 16,600. Third AXA account has approximately 67K in it.
Nominees for awards were made and voted on. Awards are min categories of Adult competitor, Jr. Competitor- The Maxine Best Award. And Packer horse or Pony. All will be revealed at the January 31st dinner. Come and see , who it will be.
Calendars are on the Website for Sale $15.00 plus shipping. NJPHA. Net.High Score – finalized points can be found on the website. Congratulations to all our 2015 winners.
A 2016 membership drive has been proposed and Randie has volunteered to dispense literature and information at some of the shows.
Scholarship: The NJPHA gave two Nonprofessional scholarships this year. They are in the amount of $1,000 each and have been awarded to Claudia Payor and Samantha Christen. Congrats. Discussion was held on NJPHA advertising Policies. Specifically concerning instituting guidelines. Tabled until Feb. Meeting.
Discussion of request by Lisa Pellor Stoner – representative of Sussex County Horse Shows to flip flop the dates of the Fall Finale beginning in 2017. Discussion was lively and will continue at the Feb. meeting.
2016 NJPHA horse show date is July 9th. This is our double point show. Suggestions were made to go back to 4 rings as entries were heavy last year in our Duncraven location. Suggestions were made to rework time schedule and consideration given to horse show managers. Discussion will continue in Feb.
Next Meeting : Feb. 1,2016 at the Landmark Diner Rt 27 Highland Park , NJ at 7:30 pm