The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA) is pleased to announce it will be hosting a one-of-a-kind convention at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center January 6-8, 2023. The convention will host a variety of workshops and clinics by some of the best in the business including mental skills coach Tonya Johnston, Olympic gold medalist Laura Kraut, Natural Horsemanship leader Pat Parelli, and more!
During the convention an extensive college fair event will be hosted with representatives of over 30 different universities, as well as educators, and a segment by Dr. Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse.
The event will also feature the 2022 PCHA Awards Gala to celebrate the success of riders who have worked hard during competition throughout the season. The banquet will offer year-end awards to any members registered from all divisions throughout any PCHA-sanctioned show. The PCHA has been a long-standing and constantly evolving element of West Coast equine culture since its founding in 1946. Today, the PCHA functions as a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to promote and evolve horse showing in both the Hunter/Jumper and Western/Reining disciplines. Now spearheaded by President Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, of Whitethorne LLC, the PCHA continues to look for new ways to grow its horsemen and promote the value of involvement in the sport; a cause which Maskrey-Segesman hopes participants will thrive on during their time at the convention.
“We are very excited to bring this new convention format to our members,” stated PCHA Administrator Gaby Benton. “There is nothing like this on the west coast that includes Hunters, Jumpers, Ranch Riding, and Horsemanship all in one weekend.”
The whirlwind of activity will kick off Friday evening with the CPHA Annual Awards dinner before a full day of top-talent clinicians take the floor for the remainder of the weekend. Aspiring college athletes can meet with potential universities and acquire a plethora of information in the Equidome Walkway during the two-day College Fair. Saturday evening will host the PCHA Year End Championship Awards Banquet to celebrate the success of the Association members throughout the 2022 season.
Tickets for the event are currently available for purchase for both PCHA members and non-members. Options include a one-day Convention ticket, a two-day Convention ticket, an Awards Gala and Dinner ticket, and Clinic & Workshops auditing ticket available to Burbank residents. To purchase please click here. For more information about the PCHA Convention and Awards Banquet, visit our website at pchashows.com.
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The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA), a non-profit corporation, has as its main purpose the promotion and development of the sport of horse showing, primarily in the Hunter/Jumper, Western and Reining disciplines. These objectives are accomplished by setting the standards for showing on the West Coast and approving shows that meet these criteria.
Founded in 1946, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association promotes the interests of owners and exhibitors, cooperates with exhibitors, officials, and management of competition, publicizes and advertises PCHA sanctioned shows, encourages and assists owners, exhibitors, and breeders of horses to maintain, develop and improve the quality of horses of the Hunter, Jumper, Western and Reining divisions.