Calendar of Events

~~~~~~~~~~~~~CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2024~~~~~~~~

ATTENTION PLEASE:  NWPFHA  AS A REGION OF THE PFHA HAS BEEN DISOLVED AS OF NOVEMBER 2023. .  WE HAVE JOINED WITH THE GREATWESTERN REGION AND AS OF JANUARY 1, 2024 WE WILL BE A PART OF THE GREATWESTERN REGION.  THIS WEBSITE WILL BE TAKEN DOWN AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE TO MERGE OUR INFORMATION ON TO THEIR WEBITE. PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR NEW WEBSITE AT GWPFHA.COM

The only way we know what's happening in your area is from you.  Please let us know about Clinics, Expos, Trail Rides and any horse event you think others might be interested in attending.  If you know of an event coming up in  2024, and would like to share it with others, please let us know and we'll get the word out.

Send your event information to Linda Holzer, dunwrkn2@gmail.com

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In the interest of protecting NWPFHA, PFHA and our membership, your Board of Directors has passed the following Policy and Procedure.  Effective August 1, 2020.

Policies and Procedures  NWPFHA Sponsored Events

As a designated Region of the Paso Fino Horse Association, it is our responsibility to protect the Association as well as our Northwest Region.  To do that, we carry liability insurance covering each Sponsored NWPFHA event.  That liability insurance covers MEMBERS participating in such events, should they or their animals cause damage to nonmembers’ property or the property where events are being held. 

The damaged nonmember party will be covered, up to the maximum limit of our coverage and prevents them from suing each of us individually, PFHA or NWPFHA.

Our liability insurance does not cover the member should the member have an accident, or other occurrence causing harm to the member, the members’ property or the members’ animals.  This also includes damage to any other member, members’ property, etc.

We, as an association, are governed by individuals and members.  Our insurance protects all of us from lawsuits.

The wording in our policy is very clear.  ONLY MEMBERS are covered.  However, NWPFHA encourages broad participation in sponsored events, and nonmembers are welcome to participate by either paying the yearly membership dues or paying an event fee.

While we cannot control who participates in a public activity while we are having an event, competition, clinic, parade, potluck, etc., the nonmember must become a member or pay an event fee, prior to the event in order to participate.   This must be enforced for the protection of the NWPFHA and Membership.

It is our observation that other clubs require an entry fee or membership fee in order to participate in events.  We MUST do the same.

Definition of Member:  Any person(s) paying membership dues as an individual, family, or farm sponsor.  The dues must be paid for the current year in which the event is being held.  OR, any person(s) paying the event fee, in advance of participation. Fee for each event is set by NWPFHA. 

Definition of NWPFHA Sponsored Event:  Any event advertised and/or supported financially by NWPFHA.  This includes, the Annual Meeting, trail rides, camp outs, clinics, Parades, Expos or Demonstrations or shows where the NWPFHA monies, name and/or banner is used to promote the event.  All MEMBERS are invited to participate in any Sponsored NWPFHA Event.

Event Fee:  The Event fee will be set by the Board of Directors of the NWPFHA prior to all events.  The BOD has the right to set one fee for all events, or for each event individually.

~~~~~~~~~~~~UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2024~~~~~~~~

 

Date TBD.  Probably late April.   THT at Christy Taylor's farm in We also talked about holding a THT at her farm in Pocatello, ID. Dates have not been finalised. We didn't finalize dates.  Again we could include this in a grant as well.

Part of the costs wll be funded by a grant from PFHA to the Great Western Region.  Any tests your horse completes will be listed on the Horses' registration information on the PFHA website.

For those not familiar with the THT, the tasks for Junior, Senior and/or Master level are included in the THT handbook, available under the Recreational Rider tab on the PFHA website.  This allows each participant to practice each task.  Traditionally, there is also a clinic in the morning covering any of the tasks participants may need just a little help doing.

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As the Great Western PFHA Chapter Representative for Oregon, my first act is to announce a GW member, Paso Fino owner's campout. The goal is to bring members together and invite all other Paso owners to join us and have some fun.  You do not have to be a current GWPFHA member to attend.

Dates:  June 15 to June 20

             (Sat-Thurs)

Where:  Nehalem Bay State Park

             Manzanita, Oregon

Who:  All members of the GWPFHA Region and all other Paso Fino owners who wish to join us.

Reservations:  Make them now.

Online:   www.Reserveamerica.com

for more info:  Contact Neila Whitney 

GWPFHA Oregon Chapter Rep.

Pasoneila47@gmail.com 

503-819-8816

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Aug 24-25  Playday hosted by Elilzabeth Reed at her home, Rancho Colton in Colton, Oregon. Playday, potluck and possible trail ride. 

More information coming.