Teamster Horsemen: Who We Are

By Scott Samoyedny

The Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. I’ve been a member of Teamsters Local 456 for 15 years and a Teamster Horseman for three years.

I personally joined the Teamster Horsemen because I not only love riding my Harley, but I’m a proud Teamster. Our chapter of the Horsemen has been fundraising for our local children’s hospital in the Hudson Valley of New York for the last three years. The hospital is the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a one-of-a-kind hospital just for children. The fundraiser is called the “Go the Distance” walk, which had more than 5,000 participants last year alone.

The next fundraising event is on April 22, 2012. If you can’t join us at the event, you can still help out here.

Our chapter of the Teamster Horsemen also supports the SPCA of Westchester, N.Y. We will be attending a fundraising event with them on April 28, 2012.

I would love any Teamster to join the Teamster Horsemen to get involved in this wonderful experience. Anyone in the Hudson Valley here in New York can contact me to join my chapter, at

Here’s some more information about the Teamster Horsemen:

Our Purpose:

It  shall  be  an  objective  of  this  organization  to  raise funds  to  help  our  brother  and  sister  members  within  the Teamsters  Union  and  to  donate  to  charitable  organizations especially  children’s  organizations.

It  shall  also  be  an  objective  of  this  organization  to unite  as  brothers  and  sisters  and  ride  motorcycles  for  the enjoyment  of  the  ride  and  to  be  a  family  oriented association. It  shall  also  be  an  objective  of  this organization  to  help  our  brothers  and  sisters  who  are  on  the  strike  line  by  riding  in  and  joining  them  when  at  all possible.

It  shall  be  an  objective  of  Teamster  Horsemen  to  persuade and  encourage  Chapters  and  members  under  the   jurisdiction of the National Chapter to  remain  members  in  good  standing  of Teamster  Horsemen  Motorcycle  Association  Inc.  to  engage  in proper,  reasonable  and  legal  activities  designed  to  persuade the  public  of  the  desirability  of  a  Teamster  Horsemen Motorcycle  Association.

It  shall  be  our  objective  to  seek  proper,  reasonable  and legal  means  whereby  we  may  protect  our  organization  from  any threat  caused  by  persons  outside  or  within  any  Chapter.

Our Pledge!

We pledge that as members of the Teamster Horsemen, we above all others shall set a good example and never bring dishonor to this organization or ourselves.

We pledge that we will support our brothers and sisters in the Teamster Horsemen regardless of race, creed, color or national origin and will never knowingly harm or bring reproach upon a member of the Teamster Horsemen or this organization.

We pledge to combat any forces which would seek to undermine or bring reproach on this organization or the Teamsters Union, and we shall always strive to bring respect and dignity to this organization.