About Us

The purpose of the LIPHA is to serve the needs of Long Island’s professional horsemen and exhibitors as well as give aid to needy members. The LIPHA also offers a Scholarship Program to Professional, Associate and Junior members attending college.

We strive to:

  • To provide assistance to Professional members in time of need within limits established by this Chapter’s membership.
  • To provide a death benefit to Professional members according to the amount and criteria established by this Chapter.
  • To establish and administer a scholarship program for Professional, Associate and Junior members.
  • To sponsor clinics, forums or seminars as educational activities to aid in the protection, care, training and use of horses and ponies.
  • To promote and foster interest in the horse industry.
  • To represent professional horsemen, owners and exhibitors by encouraging high standards for horse shows.
  • To offer consultation and encouragement to show managers for the improvement of shows.
  • To encourage good sportsmanship among Chapter members.

Committees

Finance

Bruce Smith
Carol Hurnyak
Patrick Nicholson

Aid to Members

Bruce Smith
Dee Jacobitti
Harriet DeLeyer

Membership

Annie Birmingham
Carol Hurnyak

Scholarship

Jenna Esposito
Lesley Woodworth
Lisa Levy

Education

Annie Birmingham
Catrine Golia
Harriet DeLeyer

Horse Show

Bruce Smith
Carol Hurnyak
Carol Lee
Dee Jacobitti
Ellen Smith
Patrick Nicholson

Public Relations/
Social Media

Annie Birmingham
Gabby Dondero

Award

Carolyn Vincent
Ellen Smith
Harriet DeLeyer
Lesley Woodworth
Natalie Guginsky

Dinner Dance

Carol Lee
Carolyn Vincent
Ellen Smith
Harriet DeLeyer
Kate Nichols
Lesley Woodworth

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