This next edition of PCHA Trophy Tidbits encompasses all special awards in the Western discipline! We love featuring champions from across multiple disciplines, and we hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the story behind each of these special awards!
- The Linda Baker Memorial Award – This award is given to the PCHA youth or adult Western rider with the most points accumulated at the end of the year. Points can be accumulated at all PCHA Western Shows other than one-day events. Points are calculated by counting 2 points to Show Champions and 1 point to Reserve Show Champion. The points are tallied from the Youth, Youth/Am, and Amateur divisions.
- In Memory of Mildred Oker Trophy – This award is in memory of her mother, Connye Oker. Given to the All-around Western Horse and Rider combination earning the most points in a specific age division from the Youth and Amateur sections. Points earned will be kept as a one-horse/one-rider combination even if the rider shows more than one horse, and the award will rotate annually between the junior and amateur age groups.
- The Lil Storm Cloud Memorial Perpetual Trophy – Originally enacted by Linda Baker and several of Stormy’s many friends, this award features a stunning bronze sculpture crafted by Mehl Lawson and is awarded to the high-scoring Trail Horse in PCHA shows from a different division each year.
Celebrating riders across both english and western disciplines, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association utilizes its year-end awards banquet to include many sanctioned horse shows that align with its values. Founded in 1946, the 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. By the finale of the season, approximately 300 year-end championship awards will be presented. To learn more about the PCHA, please visit www.pchashows.com.