Western Pennsylvania

Professional Horsemens Association


Chairman - Gretchen Zavarella

Co-Vice Chairman - Mary Gamble & Meghan Sullivan
Co-Secretary - Charlene Michael & Kristi Filipiak

Treasurer - John Ham

The Bernie Traurig clinic that was held over the weekend at Horse on Course was a huge success as evidenced by the number of people who came out in the cold and damp to soak up words of wisdom. There were 33 riders and many auditors. Bernie is a proponent of the “Forward Riding System” and is also the creator and author of thehttp://www.equestriancoach.com/website. Bernie’s goal when teaching is to simplify riding and to ensure that no one is left out during the clinic; he stated that he wants everyone to leave feeling that they have learned something. 

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Charlene Michael who worked so hard to bring such a World Class clinician back to our area.  here are some photos from the weekend.
Calling all Junior Members of the PHA!  Our Secretary Gretchen Zavarella is brinign back this great opportunity for fun and learning.  Please see the above PDF file for more information.

The Junior PHA is off to a great start! We had our first meeting and discussed all kinds of boots and wraps for our horses legs. The girls did a great job and I'm excited for our next meeting! Which will be on Sunday May 18th at 2:30pm at Winstar Show Stables. This is Spencer Turnblacers's new location. The address is 43 Gunther Road Cheswick, PA 15024. Please let Gretchen know if any juniors plan on attending or participating so we can add your to our Jr PHA group!
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The Western Pennsylvania Professional Horsemen's Association is organized for the following purposes:
To meet and serve the specialized need of professional horsemen, exhibitors and supporters in our area.
To promote good sportsmanship and ethical conduct among all members of the Association.
To create a healthy environment for young people with emphasis on learning responsibility, self discipline and self-initiative.
To encourage all members to play an active role in the Association and to promote a feeling of camaraderie among all horse people.
To sponsor such educational activities as forums, clinics, movies and the publication of informative articles.
To raise the quality of local horse shows.
To improve the local caliber of horses and riders, to make them competitive at the national level.

Welcome to Western Pennsylvania's PHA Organization.

We are a chapter of the National PHA.