Thank you PCQHA Corporate Sponsors:
EMO Agency, Silverado Silversmiths-Dan Wearsma and Pacific Coast Journal.
2019 Hall of Fame Presentations
Induction into the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honor in our Association, and we look forward to welcoming these deserving individuals into the Hall of Fame. Individuals must be members in good standing of PCQHA, and must have impacted the Quarter Horse industry in a positive manner through personal involvement in training, showing, breeding American Quarter Horses or through an equine related business endeavor.
This years’ inductions included an early PCQHA member, Art Miller, whose early involvement in PCQHA included a successful career riding and showing on the cutting arena, along with parades and a large car sales business in California. His dedication to the American Quarter Horse, along with his support for the industry will long be remembered. As his son shared, “Dad’s personality was bigger than life, a life he loved because of the great horses, family and friends he developed. He was quite the talk traveling from parades to the Cutting arena!”
Our second inductee was a special horse called Bell Of The Barn, owned by Christine Hocutt-Senteney. This incredible mare earned numerous all around awards and multiple AQHA world championship honors in both the amateur arena and open arena. She and Chris trained with Highpoint Performance horses (Jason Martin/Charlie Cole). Their memorable career was remembered by all with fondness, admiration and respect. “Bell” was bred once and her colt went on to have a huge career with Chris, also winning several world championship honors. As Chris said, “She changed the direction of my life and when my parents thought I should have been investing in a condo, I bought Bell. It was the best decision and brought many magical rides for Chris.” We congratulate Bell and Chris for sharing their magical journey.
Next up in the PCQHA Hall of Fame inductions was another magical mare named Glowin Passthe Bar, owned by Don Lehman. This mare was purchased as a yearling from David James during the AQHA world show. “We actually traded her for a mare we had brought to trade at the sale” shared Don, “and during a huge snowstorm. She immediately showed a willing and smart personality that went on to earn her many awards and top ten awards for trainer Judy Bonham and Don’s daughter, Jennifer”.
She then went on to earn Don huge honors in the select arena with numerous top ten, reserve world championship honors in both trail and showmanship. “She changed my life” said Don. You see Glowie gave Don a career in the trail course design arena, where his expertise is world renowned. She also helped many young and old riders learn to ride. Her willingness and talent will long be remembered.
The PCQHA Hall of Fame honors deserving people and horses who have made a significant difference in PCQHA.
Congratulations to our 2019 PCQHA Hall of Fame inductees.
2019 PCQHA Most Valuable Professional – Melissa Zanetti
EMO HORSE OF THE YEAR
EMO insurance has been a long term pcqha corporate sponsor. Their commitment to support the efforts of PCQHA exhibitors is exemplary and their exclusive “EMO horse of the year” trophy, is given to the horse/rider who earn the most points. The who’s who of great horses are on the EMO horse of the year winners list:
2008 Good Terms Cody - Joel Sullivan
2009 Central Park West - Catherine DeCoster
2010 Traveling Abroad - Stephanie Kofu
2011 Sheza Smokin Memory - Natalie Kazemi
2012 Traveling Abroad - Stephanie Kofu
2013 Absolute Best Asset - Taylor Brown
2014 Hope To Be Hot - Brittany Lynn Nicole Minks
2015 I Wanna Keep Playing – Isabel Schween
2016 Skys Lady In Blue – Caroline French Campbell
2017 Creepin In My Sleep – Caroline French Campbell
2018 The Bourne Legacy – Tami Read-Schween
For 2019, the EMO horse of the year is: NATASHA REPOGLE & CASH INCLUDED
Other PCQHA Awards earned:
ALL AROUND CHAMPION - YOUTH 14-18 - CASH INCLUDED
ALL AROUND CHAMPION - NOVICE YOUTH - CASH INCLUDED
CHAMPION - YOUTH HUNTER UNDER SADDLE 14-18 - CASH INCLUDED
CHAMPION - YOUTH HUNT SEAT EQUITATION 14-18 - CASH INCLUDED
CHAMPION - NOVICE YOUTH WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP - Level 1 - CASH INCLUDED
CHAMPION - NOVICE YOUTH WESTERN PLEASURE - Level 1 - CASH INCLUDED
RESERVE CHAMPION - NOVICE YOUTH WESTERN RIDING - Level 1 - CASH INCLUDED
CHAMPION - WESTERN RIDING - Level 1 - CASH INCLUDED