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CPHA Medal Finals Schedule for 2019


2019 Medal Cheat Sheet

Free Seminar: Please join us for a free session of ‘Mental Skills for Medal Finals” with Tonya Johnston. August 15th at 4:00 in the indoor arena at Blenheim, San Juan Capistrano.

Congratulations to a job well done!

The CPHA Jr/Am Medal finals at Blenheim were a huge success for all of our participants. There were 75 participants who all did a terrific job. We want to give special salute to those who made it to the top ten along with their trainers;

The Amateur Class:
    Champion: Rose Skloff
    Reserve: Alex Maida
    Third: Miela Gross
    Fourth: Jamie Krupnick (top 36/over)
    Fifth: McKinna Morris
    Sixth: Lindsay Schielfelbein
    Seventh: Alexis Graves
    Eighth: Catherine Westling
    Ninth: Maia Aerni
    Tenth: Emma Guevara
    Champion: Avery Glynn
    Reserve: Stella Buckingham
    Third: Breanna Bunavacz
    Fourth: Brook Morin
    Fifth: Emma Reichow
    Sixth: Ella Frey
    Seventh: Katalina Rickard
    Eighth: Isabel Coxe
    Ninth: Charlotte Murray
    Tenth: Alison Raich
    Elizabeth Dupree
    (Tied going into the third round)

    Thank you to our terrific sponsors and all of the Blenheim staff (Melissa Brandes, Alex Zulia, Stephanie Lightner, Janet Fall and Walter and his crew) who make the finals so very special:

    DaMoors Feed and Tack
    Valencia Saddlery
    Archie Cox
    G-2 Insurance
    Outdoor Outfitters
    Captured Moments Photography
    Tonya Johnston
    Wasserman Foundation
    Blenheim Equisports

    As always thank you to DiAnn Langer and Farwest Farms for beautiful perpetual trophies.

    Thank you to Tonya Johnston who held a "Mental Skills For Medal Finals" clinic prior to the Jr/Am Medal Finals. It was a great success with lots of riders who came to listen and get some great ideas to manage the stress that we all share in Medal Finals. We much appreciate her contribution to our sport and her willingness to share her knowledge.

    Thank you to all who bought VIP Tables to support the CPHA Foundation. Without your support the Foundation could not do what it does to support those in need!

    Be sure and join us for the Foundation Equitation Championships August 23-25 Showpark. It's bound to be much fun for all the participants. Please purchase a mega bucks raffle ticket....we only sell 200 tickets at $100.00 each and give back $5,000.00!! All have a good chance to win some of those prizes. This money goes directly to help those in need and also give out educational scholarships.

    The Northern Style of Riding Championships, Child-Adult and Horsemanship finals will be at Woodside this year under the management of West Palms Event Management. August 29-September 1st. It will be a packed fun weekend so please come and ride!

    Sadly we say good-bye to a beloved member of the horse community. Maggie McHugh passed away on Monday April 29, 2019. She recently suffered a stroke and did not recover from it. Maggie worked for the PCHA for 37 years and her service was so much appreciated.  She was a highly respected trainer and rider in both the western and Hunter/Jumper disciplines. She received many PCHA year-end awards in all divisions she participated in. She supported the CPHA for many years as well: her husband even created the LOGO which has been in existence since 1964! She will be missed and we wish her peace and comfort.

    Green Enrollment information
    Please note that to enter your horse into the CPHA Green Hunter Incentive Program is only $250.00 until March 1st and then it goes up to $450.00.

    2019 CPHA Green Hunter Incentive Specs

    2019 CPHA Green Incentive enrollment

    The PCHA/CPHA banquets were a great success to all of you who came to support our honorees.

    Year End Recipients:

    Equine Lifetime: Ruby Begonia
    Horseman of the Year: Jeff Katz
    Junior Horsemanship: Paige Dendiu
    Sportsmanship: Devon Gibson
    Lifetime Achievement: Patty Ball
    Hall of Fame: Nick Karazissis, Sr.
    Junior Achievement: Kate Abajian
    Junior Achievement: Lanie Walkenbach
    Special Achievement: Stella Wasserman
    Special Achievement: Kaitlyn Lovingfoss
    Hi Point 14/under: Madison Nadolenco
    Trainer 14/under: Tasha Visokay
    Hi Point 21/under: Sophia Davies
    Trainer 21/under: Benson Carroll
    Hi Point 22/over: Jaime Krupnick
    Trainer 22/over: Archibald Cox III
    Trainer 22/over: Foxfield Trainers
    Hi Point WCE: Katherine Dash
    WCE Hi Point Trainer: Archibald Cox III
    Hi Point Style of Riding: Jaime Krupnick
    Style of Riding Hi Point Trainer: Archibald Cox III
    Style of Riding Hi Point Trainer: Foxfied Trainers

    Our  2018 Medal Champions:
    CPHA Jr/Am:
    Junior:      Emily Williams
    Amateur:  Shannon Davidson

    Foundation  Hi Point:
    22/ over:  Jaime Krupnick
    21/under: Sophia Sanders
    14/Under: Stella Buckingham

    Child Adult:
    Northern California: Nia Wade
    Southern California:  Naomi Wegner

    Northern California: Angela Matthews
    Southern California: Faith Yoon

    Style of Riding:
    Northern California: Zoe Brown
    Southern California: Sophia Silveria

    Augusta Iwasaki

    Green Incentive:
    John Bragg/Cantina

    The Southern California Style of Riding Championships held at Hit’s Sunshine Series II was a huge success with 46 starting the field. Thank you to Hits for a job well done.
    Champion: Sophia Silveria
    Reserve: Charlotte Murray

    The WCE at the Las Vegas National Horseshow was a very special venue for our riders. Thank you to Blenheim for this great event.
    Champion: Augusta Iwasaki
    Reserve: Patty Gill


    CPHA Foundation held at the Flintridge Autumn Classic on Sept 28 and 29th was very successful and we would like to thank everyone who participated in raising money to help Professionals in need and supporting the scholarship program. We appreciate everyone who comes to our events as without you we could not succeed. Thank you to our host West Palms Event Management and our sponsors: Equine Insurance, Joe and Donna Parker
    Gelson’s Market
    The Warner Family
    Flintridge Riding Club

    The first Style of Riding Championships were held at the Silicon Valley Horse Show in Woodside, CA  hosted by WPEM.

    We would like to congratulate the winner of the class.
    Champion: Zoe Brown
    Reserve: Emma Dawley

    Join us for the Southern Championships which be held at Thermal hosted by Hits on November 10, 2018

    Congratulations to our Green Incentive Hunters and riders.

    The Championships were held at Blenheim Equisports in San Juan Capistrano and were full of beautiful young horses. Blenheim hosted a very nice  breakfast for all. The class winnings were over $30,000.00.
    Here are the winners:
    Champion: Cantina  and John Bragg owned by John Bragg
    Reserve: Wow the Crowd Jamie Taylor owned by Alexander Miller
    Third:  At Last TW ridden by Gabriela Pattinson and owned by Jaymie Ho

    The three horses and three riders with the most cumulative points during the qualifying period received cash bonuses.

    John French
    Jenny Karazissis
    John Bragg

    Congratulations to our Southern Calif. Regional Medal Winners:

    The Child Adult and Horsemanship Finals were held at Flintridge Riding Club and hosted by West Palm Event Management on Sept 29 and 30th

    Child Adult
    Champion: Naomi Wegner trained by Nancy Frost
    Reserve:    Kyle Cline trained by Kristin Barreto

    Champion: Faith Yoon trained by Beck Abeita
    Reserve:    Emma Santos trained by Kay Altheuser


    Congratulations to our CPHA Foundation Champions:

    Champion: Jamie Krupnick trained by Archie Cox
    Reserve Champion: Kassy Perry trained by Kelly Van Vleck

    Sophia Sanders trained by Patty Ball
    Reserve Champion: Tessa Darling trained by Lee Flick

    Stella Buckingham trained by Katie Gardner
    Reserve Champion: Stella Wasserman trained by Archie Cox

    Congratulations to our champions of the Junior/Amateur Medal finals.

    Amateur Champion: Shannon Davidson
    Junior Champion: Emily Williams

    Please read the attached press release.
    Press Release

    The CPHA Style of Riding Specifications have been updated! Please check on the medals page for recent clarifications.

    There was a lot of confusion regarding this class and I hope these updated specs will clarify any confusion. They are in effect immediately.

    Remember you only need ride in one qualifying class prior to the championships to participate in the class.

    Congratulations to Style of Riding inaugural Championship Class held at Woodside
    Zoe Brown trained by Harley Brown.

    Congratulations to our CPHA Foundation Raffle winners:
    Dave Bunevacz
    Anthony Spinale
    Beth Taylor
    Ali Leopold Moreno
    Casandra Karazissis
    Brian Slovenski

    Thank you to all who participated. It was very successful and will help so much to support those that are in need. A special thanks to Beth and Anthony for donating their winnings back to the Foundation to go into the Aid Fund.

    Congratulations to our Northern California Child-Adult and Horsemanship Champions!
    We had a great event for the exhibitors who qualified and rode in the finals held at Sonoma Horse Park. Thank you to Sally Hudson and Ashley Herman for their support of this event. The contributed lovely flowers and ribbons to the top 10!

    Child Adult Champion: Nina Wade
    Reserve: Caitlin Mitsouoka

    Horsemanship Champion: Angela Matthews
    Reserve: Nicole LaBare

    Year End Nominations:
    If you would like to nominate someone or an equine for one of our prestigious year end awards please download, fill out and send in the nomination form. You may fax, email or mail.

    Nominations due by October 15, 2019!

    The forms are on the Year End Honors Tab.

    TIME to Renew  your 2018 membership; If  you have not renewed your membership it’s time to get that done. Please note if your name is on the roster on the website you are a current member regardless of the date.

    • Rider and Trainer must be current CPHA members to participate in any CPHA class prior to competing.

    • Horses must be registered only if you are competing in the green incentive classes.

    • Riders, owners and trainers must be members for participation in the green incentive classes and horses must be registered and enrolled into the program

    Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to help our fire victims. It has been a devastating time for many and thru the CPHA Foundation we raise funds to help those who have lost so much.  If you are one of those still in need please go to the Foundation page and fill out an application for aid.

    Please review the medal schedule so you don’t miss any of our finals. Look at the standings page and see how many points you have. If you think you are missing any points just call the office or email your concerns to info@cpha.org.

    In September the Green Incentive Championships will show off all of the great green horses we have in California. Not too late to enroll, just check out the information on the home page under: Green Incentive Program. Remember your horse must be registered under your membership and the rider, owner and trainer must all be current CPHA members. This is an incentive program which means the monies collected will go back to the participants. The Wasserman Foundation will be sponsoring this event along with Blenheim Equisports this year so a huge thanks to both of them.

    For our year end banquet this year it will be held in San Diego so mark your calendars for January 4-6, 2019. If you would like to nominate someone for a year end award please check out the criteria for the awards we give out and send in your nominations. You can find them on the Year End Awards Tab.

    **The Wasserman Foundation - Proud sponsor of the Green Incentives Championship**

    Being a CPHA Member gives you perks thru the USEF so please check out everything you are entitled to:
    See attached flyer

    Neil Gray, DVM is one of our professional members working on the Equitarian Initiative, a charity organization that provides veterinary care to working equids (horses, mules and donkeys)in underserved communities in developing countries. These horses need your help so please read about the worthwhile project and help these wonderful horses who are so deserving and get so little help.
    See attached letter

    The date of your membership will reflect the date of the show you earned your points in. Make sure your trainer is a current CPHA Member prior to your participation in a CPHA class.


    DaMoor's Feed & Tack
    Be sure and visit DaMoor's Feed & Tack who sponsor many gifts towards all of our medal finals. Thank you very much.

    CWD - Visit Website

    Four Oaks Farm - Visit Website

    Antares - Visit Website

    Blenheim Equisports - Visit Website

    Valencia Saddlery - Visit Website

    Outdoor Outfitters

    Prudential Insurance

    James Klein Insurance

    The Warner Family


    Equine Insurance

    Archibald Cox III

    Press Releases Click Here

    Financial Aid
    In memory of Chelsea Weaver there is a fund to help out those who need financial help to attend clinics. Please send an email requesting aid to go to a clinic to info@CPHA.org. Include your name, address, phone number, CPHA #, name, date and location of clinic and amount of aid requested." This fund is from the CPHA Foundation.

    The CPHA Foundation offers aid to professionals in need. Please visit the Foundation page for further information and the application.