February 2016 - PCHA Annual Awards Banquet
Written by photos by Tish Quirk
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 07:24
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photos by Tish Quirk

Now going into its 70th year, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association hosted its annual meeting and awards banquet in Las Vegas on January 10, and in conjunction with the California Professional Horsemen’s Association special awards evening the night before. In addition to beautiful awards on both evenings, the get-together saw Archie Cox step down as president, at the end of his term, and Mike Edrick step into his shoes. Look for CPHA President Jeni Brown’s speech in this issue, and if you missed our January issue peer tributes to CPHA’s special award recipients, please check it out online at www.ridingmagazine.com. Thanks to Tish Quirk for the photos!



1.    Karen Healey accepts the Courage & Commitment Perpetual Trophy. She has been a leader in the sport and a top equitation, hunter and jumper trainer for 35-plus years.
2.    Paul Brown presents junior rider Ian McFarlane the award for Leading Junior Jumper for his success with Celio Cruise. Ian is the son of top trainer Gry McFarlane and show jumping rider Duncan McFarlane.
3.    Jamie Sailor receives the Mark Mullen Memorial Trophy for Sportsmanship.
4.    PCHA dynamos Janelle Dewitt and Maggi McHugh, right.
5.    Gail Ellis receives the Larry Mayfield trophy
6.    Brooke Morin and the Pony Cross Farm Trophy
7.    Samantha Sommers accepts her PCHA Adult Amateur Hunter honors.
8.    Marissa Metzger, Diane Yeager and Melissa Brandley with the beautiful Ted Fieger Trophy for hunter breeding.
9.    Sierra Hoadley receives the Shelby Drazan Sportsmanship Award
10.    Natalie Templeton receives the Suegene Kim and Chelsea Weaver Memorial Perpetual Trophy
11.    Course designer extraordinaire and sport leader Linda Allen accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Professional Horsemen’s Association while her ever-present dog Willow, vogues for the camera.







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