THE AID TO MEMBERS COMMITTEE is responsible for reviewing applications for temporary financial aid to needy Professional Members and making recommendations to chapter members and/or Board of Directors. The PHA offers each of its Professional Members in good standing of more than five years, a $2500 death benefit payable to a named beneficiary upon that Professional Member's death. Should that Professional member receive part of the $2500 in aid during his lifetime, the remainder will be paid to his named beneficiary upon death. There will be no limit to the aid paid to any individual Professional Member.
THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND provides financial assistance from a fund established for children of Professional Members or Professional Members of more than two years who are enrolled in an approved school for the advancement of their education beyond the elementary level. Life Associate and Life Professional membership dues are automatically applied to the Scholarship fund and are tax deductible. ANY donation to the Scholarship Fund is considered tax deductible by the IRS.
PHA Scholarship Application: The following information is to be E-MAILED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE at PHAsch12@aol.com by May 1st of the current year.
1. NAME, ADDRESS, EMAIL, AND PHONE NUMBER WITH A WORKING ANSWERING SERVICE.
2. NAME OF PARENTS' PHA CHAPTER.
3. NAME, EMAIL AND PHONE NUMBER OF THE PHA CHAPTER TREASURER.
4. A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY THAT INCLUDES:
5. ALL APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE MAY 1st DEADLINE WILL BE REVIEWED BY A MEMBER OF THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE.
APPLICANTS WILL THEN BE INTERVIEWED BY PHONE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CLOSING.
AT THAT TIME, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT:
THIS INFORMATION (5. A, B, C ) MUST BE RECEIVED BY JULY 1st AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
NATIONAL PHA MEDAL CLASS: Open to Junior and Adult Amateur Riders.
Course shall include a minimum of three oxers with at least one combination strongly suggested. Combination may include one oxer. There shall be at least two changes of lead after the first fence. The judge may choose to insert two tests into the original course (USEF 1 – 18), or call back the top four riders, or utilize a flat phase to complete the requirements for the class. Any further testing is optional.
Non-USEF rated horse shows may offer this class however, a USEF licensed judge must be utilized, and qualified medical personnel must be on site. The class may run concurrently with another class of like specifications. Only one rider per horse. To fill a class, three competitors must complete the course. The top eight riders who complete the class will be pinned in the order of the judges’ choosing. Those choosing not to return, if further testing is requested either on the flat or over fences, will be placed after those that do return. Riders do not have to be PHA members to participate in this class. However, in order for points to accrue they must be members of the National PHA Medal. Membership forms are available at www.nationalpha.com.
Points won in this class are as follows: with up to 15 riders, points will count 10-6-4-2-1-1/2; with 16 to 30 riders points will count double, and with 31 riders and above points will count triple. All classes with 50 or more entries at the beginning of the class must be divided and run as two separate classes with separate trophies and ribbons. Based on these points, there will be a championship class for the 40 riders who have accumulated the most points throughout the season. Site to be selected by the National PHA. Should any of the top 40 riders chose not to compete in the championship class additional riders will be invited from a stand-by list. The winner of the championship class is no longer eligible to compete in the finals.
You may download an application to compete in this class here Download
The season begins on September 1 and concludes on August 31 of the following year. For permission to offer this class, the competition must submit the appropriate application, available at www.nationalpha.com, at least 30 days prior to the competition date to Gary Gauruder at NationalPHAPoints@gmail.com Class results must be submitted electronically within 10 days, using the same file as is submitted to USEF, and must be sent to Gary Gauruder at NationalPHAPoints@gmail.com
Riders’ fees are also due to National PHA Medal, C/O Gary Gauruder, 146 Branca Court, Milford CT 06461 within 10 days after the completion of the horse show. For additional information please visit: www.nationalpha.com.
You may download an application to hold this class here:
THE PHA JUNIOR CUP is awarded each year to a Junior Member in their last year as a junior who personifies the term "Professional Junior." The winner must be an active Junior Member of the PHA and have demonstrated their ability and desire to continue in the horse industry.
THE NATIONAL JUNIOR PHA RIDING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is presented to an active Junior Member of the PHA. The individual must be one who has shown interest and good sportsmanship in any aspect of the horse industry, and has the ability to benefit from professional training. The award is to be used by the junior for riding instruction with a Professional Member of the PHA.
For information about these awards, contact: Mary Jane Mitchell, 245 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Phone: 914-769-6240.