About Us

The National PHA was initially founded to offer aid to professional members in need.

The NJPHA is one of 10 nationwide chapters which make up the National PHA. The NJPHA was founded to offer assistance to NJPHA professional members in need and death benefits for those professional members. NJPHA also offers scholarships for professional members and their children, as well as, an annual scholarship offered for NJPHA High Score members. The NJPHA strives to raise the quality of horse shows in New Jersey by providing a High Score Awards Program in which members compete in 28 classes designated by “NJPHA “ in the class title at New Jersey horse shows for year-end awards. Through this program, the NJPHA promotes good sportsmanship and ethical conduct as well as fostering a healthy environment in which children, adults and professionals may enjoy the sport of horses.

Members

Professional members are those who make the majority of their living in the industry. They are riders, trainers, teachers, judges and stewards. We also welcome non-voting associate members and our largest in house membership, the High-Score members.

Meetings

Meetings are by Zoom and are held the first Monday of every month at 7pm. Meetings are open to all. Contact thenjpha@gmail.com for zoom meeting sign in information.

High Score Programs

The high score was designed to support goal-oriented competition. It affords an opportunity for horses and ponies of all levels to compete for year-end awards. NJPHA pointed classes are offered by horse shows throughout the state.

Membership Category

Professional: $55/yr
Associate: $40/yr
High Score: $35/yr
Farm/Business Onetime Membership Fee: $50

The NJPHA calendar year is December 1 to November 30. Membership is due by December 1st for the following award year.

2022 Board of Directors

Mimi Kesselman
Chairman

Claudine Liberatore
Vice-Chairman

Adele Murphy Treasurer Susan Van Blarcom CFO
Barbara Feigus Sandy Styzle

Committees

Aid to Members Committee
Susan Van Blarcom
Mimi Kesselman
Adele Murphy

Horse Show Committee
Claudine Liberatore
Sandy Styzle
Ashley Buehler
John Buehler
Susan Van Blarcom
Adele Murphy
Mimi Kesselman

Membership Committee
Claudine Liberatore
Mimi Kesselman

Scholarship Committee
Susan Van Blarcom
Mimi Kesselman
Adele Murphy

Dinner Committee
Claudine Liberatore
Ashley Buehler
John Buehler
Adele Murphy
Susan Van Blarcom
Sandy Styzle
Mimi Kesselman

Equine Advisory Board
Sandy Styzle
Mimi Kesselman

Specifications Committee
Susan Van Blarcom
Mimi Kesselman
Ashley Buehler

Ethics Committee
Susan Van Blarcom
Adele Murphy
Mimi Kesselman

Sponsorship Committee
Claudine Liberatore
Ashley Buehler
John Buehler
Mimi Kesselman

Advertising Committee
Claudine Liberatore
Mimi Kesselman

High Score Committee
Susan Van Blarcom
Adele Murphy
Mimi Kesselman

Sunset Committee
Barbara Feigus
Ashley Buehler
Mimi Kesselman
John Buehler