• UPHA Chapter 14 2015 Scholarships Up to $7,500 will be AwardedMarch 9, 2015Chapter 14 of The United Professional Horsemen’s Association offers educational scholarships annually. These scholarships are open to applicants who are high school seniors or college freshmen. Applicants must be UPHA Chapter 14 Junior or Associate members or the child of an Active UPHA Chapter 14 member. UPHA Chapter 14 includes all of the New England states and New York. Applications are due by April 11, 2015. For further information or to request an application, contact Barbara Irvine at “mailto:Irvine44@aol.com” Irvine44@aol.comor 518-392-5064.
  • Time to Ride Challenge Returns in 2015 with $100,000 Cash and PrizesMarch 9, 2015 The Time to Ride Challenge returns in 2015 as a grassroots campaign to grow the horse industry by introducing new enthusiasts to horse activities. The Challenge, taking place May 30 to September 30, 2015, offers a unique opportunity for horse professionals to grow their business while competing for $100,000 in cash and prizes. In 2014, its inaugural year, the Challenge provided more than 25,000 people with first-time horse experiences through 702 beginner-friendly Time to Ride Hosts in 49 states. Registration for the Challenge will begin March 1 atwww.timetoridechallenge.com and is open to stables, clubs, veterinarians, feed stores, businesses, and organizations dedicated to welcoming newcomers to horse activities. “Hosts” are organized into Small, Medium, and Large divisions and are encouraged to be creative in providing fun, safe, and educational horse events that encourage attendees to become further involved in horse activities. The Hosts who provide the greatest number of newcomers an introductory horse experience, as calculated by contact information collected, will win awards. A post-Challenge survey in 2014 found that 92% of the 25,281 newcomers who attended a Time to Ride event said they wanted to participate in more horse activities. Registration for the Challenge will be open March 1 to May 26, ...
  • New Lead Assisted Exceptional Challenge CupMarch 9, 2015 The UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup Committee is proud to announce that this year at the UPHA American Royal a new Exceptional Final will have its debut year. This year we are introducing the UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup Lead Assisted Class. The specs for this class will be available on both the Exceptional Challenge Cup Facebook page as well as on the UPHA Exceptional Challenge Cup page on the UPHA website. They are also available by contacting the Committee Chair Renee Biggins at 502-722-5068.