About the FWPHA


The Fairfield-Westchester Professional Horsemen's Association is one of sixteen nationwide chapters which make up the National PHA. The purpose of the Professional Horsemen's Association is to give aid and sustenance to needy members; to provide educational aid to professional members and children of professional members through a scholarship fund; to promote and foster interest in the horse industry; and to aid in the protection and care of horses through education. Over its 75 year history, the PHA has contributed to many of its needy members and numerous organizations and charities. Members may be accepted into the organization based on qualifications in one of four categories: junior members, associate members, professional members, and life members.  The FWPHA Chapter meets once per month on a Monday.  

2022 Comittees:
Finance committee: Fred Schauder, Chris Dwyer, Kathleen Rice
Correspondence: Christine Nastasi
Aid to Members: Easy Kelsey, Carol Molony, Fred Schauder, Mary Jane MItchell, John Scapelhorn
Grievance Committee:, Scott Tarter, Fred Schauder, Lynn Peters
Discipline Committee: Barb Filippelli, Chris Dwyer, Fred Schauder
Charitable Donations: Chris Dwyer, Christine Nastasi, Lisa Quinlan
Membership: Chris Dwyer, Kathleen Rice
Jr/ Associate PHA: Christine Nastasi, Lisa Quinlan, Regina Pileggi, Stephanie King
HIgh Score Program: Scott Tarter, Lisa Quinlan, Carla Sacco
Horse Show: Lynn Peters, Kathleen Rice, Trish Dencker, Lainie Wimberly, Lisa Quinlan, Christine Nastasi      
Website & Social Media: Scott Tarter, Regina Pileggi, Shelbi Heady
High Score Banquet: Christina Schauder, Shelbi Heady, Regina Pileggi
"Art of" Clinic: Chris Dwyer, Cynthia Williams
USEF/USHJA: Kathleen Rice, Rich Luckhardt
Judy Richter Essay Award: Christine Nastasi, Carol Molony, Mary Jane Mitchell, Lynn Peters
Norman Bray Award: Judy Richter, Carol Molony, Rich Killian
“Horsemen Helping Horsemen”
Since 1936