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Welcome to California Professional Horsemen's Association

Since 1964 the California Professional Horsemen's Association has represented professional horsemen in California. The CPHA provides a forum, voice, and many valuable programs and benefits for professionals working in California's large equestrian industry. Through its many programs and benefits, the CPHA effectively reaches all professional members of California's show horse community.

CPHA professionals can partake in programs like the excess accident insurance and receiving discounts for the H2B Visa Program, which enables grooms and stable hands from foreign countries to work legally in the United States.

The CPHA is a not for profit organization and horse show community comprised of professional horsemen and other equestrian related individuals who make at least 50% of their income from equestrian related activities. The CPHA is committed to providing educational, developmental and benefiting programs in support of its professional members. It strives to foster amateur equestrian sports and further works to continually improve horse show participation and the well being of the show horse.

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Welcome to the CPHA Website. Be sure and visit the announcement page for all updated information. See our medal page for medal specifications, the year end tab for year end recipients and our new resource page for  companies and ideas to help you in your business.

*** Please join us in honoring our year end recipients. We strive to preserve the history of our sport and to keep honoring those who so much deserve it. ***

This year the CPHA banquet will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California on January 5, 2018. Invitations are being sent out by the PCHA so please RSVP as soon as you can. Here is a list of those who will be honored and we hope you will come and celebrate with them. The Foundation will be having their annual Silent Auction to raise funds to help professional horsemen in need so please donate what you can. Please see attached forms to donate.

Hall of Fame:                                Maggi McHugh
Lifetime Achievement:               Karen Healey
Horseman of the Year:              Janet Fall
Equine Lifetime Achievement:    Woodstock               
Special Achievement:                 Mandy Porter
                                                            Augusta Iwasaki
Junior Achievement:                  Katherine Dash
Horsemanship Award:                Kit Cunningham
Sportsmanship Award:               Jacqueline Vail

The High Point Riders of the 2017 year are:
Payton Potter    14/under Foundation Equitation Class         Trainer:    Leslie Steele
Kate Abajian     21/under Foundation Equitation Class         Trainer:    John Bragg
Kaitlin Perry      22/over Foundation Equitation Class           Trainer:    Kelly Van Vleck
Clea Caddell       WCE                                                                            Trainer:    Alison Sherred, Karen Healey
Violet Barnett   Style of Riding                                                          Trainer:    Christine Fullin