Hosted annually since 2003, this has become our biggest event. Horse Appreciation Day can draw 600-800 guests because it is open to the public and free to enter! This is a fun learning experience for the whole family with horse demonstrations for the public to learn about horses and view different riding styles (demonstrations all day!), pony rides and a petting zoo, a moonbounce and games, crafts and face painting, local vendors to shop with, lunch and beverages, and more! See our Horse Appreciation Day page for more details!
PHPA Members can attend picnics and bonfires at local stables to eat, drink and talk horses!
Fun shows are held at local stables for members to come and test their riding skills. It is a great show to bring your green/novice horse to in order to gain experience and not worry about the pressure that showing can involve. Some typical classes you will see at the fun shows are lead line classes for the youngsters, trail classes, barrel racing, pole bending, jumping, pony pairs and more!
Members will meet up at various horse-friendly parks for trail rides.
Sometimes our clinics and guest speaker meetings are open to non-members, but there is typically a higher fee. These can be held at our monthly meetings or at local stables. We invite knowledgeable clinicians or speakers on particular topcis such as equine nutrition or natural horsemanship.
This is an annual event that started in 2015, hosted by High Tide Farm. Members can bring their horses to swim in the Magothy and enjoy a picnic during the hot summer months!
The Caring and Sharing Parade (Thanksgiving Parade) in Pasadena is held by the Pasadena Business Association in November each year. This event is to bring out the thankful spirit of the holiday season and to provide for the less fortunate. Food donations are accepted for local food banks. Dozens of local associations and clubs participate in the parade and can win prizes for their themes and performaces. PHPA has won this in the past for our float put together by Dun-Pikin Farm!
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