February 2018 - CPHA & PCHA Awards Banquets
Written by photos by Tish Quirk
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 21:22

photos by Tish Quirk

Hunter/jumper exhibitors traded in boots and britches for party clothes to celebrate 2017 accomplishments and contributions during awards banquets for the California Professional Horsemen’s Association and the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association. The gatherings took place in downtown San Diego, January 5-6. Tributes to the CPHA special award winners can be found at www.ridingmagazine.com or in our January print issue.

Thank you to Tish Quirk for the photos!



Janet Fall, center, accepts the CPHA’s Horseman Of The Year award from organizer Stephanie Wheeler and CPHA’s Paul Bennett.

Beloved Foxfield Riding Academy founders Joann Postel & Nancy Turrill receive the PCHA’s Courage & Commitment Perpetual Trophy.

Tish Quirk takes a break from behind the lens to receive her latest of many breeding awards: PCHA Hunter Breeding Champion as owner/breeder of Just Remember.

Breanna Bunevacz wins the Suegene Kim and Chelsea Weaver Memorial Trophy. Breanne is pictured with Paul Bennett & PCHA’s Janelle DeWitt.

Susie Hutchison made a great speech during the CPHA banquet honoring her Grand Prix star Samsung Woodstock, who entered the CPHA Hall Of Fame, while Hap Hansen lent his star status to the fun evening.

Avery Glenn and her dad and Sonoma Valley Stables trainer Ned Glynn accept Talia S. Klein Memorial Trophy.

Augusta Iwasaki receiving the CPHA Special Achievement award.

Heavenly Patch of Blue won the Budweiser Memorial Trophy.

EMO Champions with Janelle DeWitt and Michael Moran

Bianca Jenkins, right, accepts the Country Grammar Award of Excellence with Liz Reiley

Mandy Porter: PCHA Grand Prix Rider of the Year

Junior rider Jacqueline Vail receives the Dan Abbey Sportsmanship Award after a nice speech by her trainer Kelly Van Vleck.

CPHA’s Jeni Brown, center, & Ruth Frazier celebrate a good year for the organization with Jeni’s husband Mike Keener.

Kimberly Wall receives the CARMA Trophy for the High Score Thoroughbred, Mulligan.

Two big awards nights capped a big year for Mandy Porter. She’s pictured here with early coach Butch Thomas while receiving the CPHA Special Achievement Award. She was also PCHA’s Grand Prix Rider of the Year and her beautiful mom Jeanne Porter earned the PCHA’s Parent Sportsmanship Award.