The PCCHA launched a brand new show to their calendar with the 2019 Lucas Oil Protect The Harvest Gathering at the International Agri Center in Tulare, CA, which ran from April 30th - May 5th. The show featured the new Limited Aged Event class leveling structure and also included an assortment of Weekend show classes.
Thanks to the hard work of the dedicated PCCHA staff and the support of Lucas Oil/ Protect The Harvest along with the long list of loyal PCCHA Sponsors this show was deemed a big success and the new structure was well received by the competitors.
Just some of the hardworking PCCHA Show Staff that helped things run smoothly:
All the 4 & 5/6YO LAE classes were split into 3 divisions consisting of the Open, Intermediate and Limited divisions which were all combined together and had either their own finals or paid out as pencil finals depending on the number of entries for each class. For full details of class structures and rules go to www.pccha.com
In the 5/6 year-old Open division there were a total of 55 entries, see breakdown of results and payouts below:
Co-Champion: Tim Smith CR Tuff Heart Attac owned by Julie Whipple (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
5/6YO Open Intermediate:
5/6YO Open Limited:
5/6 Limited Open Champion: Brandis Langston & Rhedd Foxx owned by Glenn & Debbie Drake (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
In the 4YO Open division there were a total of 43 entries in all three divisions.
4YO Open Intermediate:
4YO Open Limited:
4YO Open Limited Champion Tosten Peterson & Turnin Up The Heat owned by Cowan Ranch (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
The Non Pro and Amateur divisions saw many familiar as well as new faces competing for their share of the purse.
In the 5/6YO Non Pro there were a total of 25 entries in all three divisions:
5/6YO Non Pro:
5/6YO Non Pro & Intermediate Champion Jacob Pinheiro & High O Silver (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
5/6YO NP Intermediate:
5/6YO NP Limited:
5/6YO NP Limited Champion Bobbie Kay Davis & RN Starlights Cat (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
The 4YO Non Pro had 8 total entries:
4YO Non Pro:
4YO NP Intermediate:
In the 5/6YO Amateur there were 42 total entries in all three divisions:
5/6YO Amateur Champion Julie Clarke & Betchalou owned by Clarke Butte Cutting Horses (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
5/6YO Amateur Intermediate:
5/6YO Amateur Limited:
5/6YO Amateur Limited Division Champion Regan Glenn & TF Cats Remedy (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
In the 4YO Amateur divisions there were a total of 17 entries.
4YO Amateur Intermediate:
Shared from Morgan Cromer's facebook page:
Michelle Barnes had one heck of a show here at the PCCHA Lucas Oil Protect The Harvest Gathering!! On Catty Bluz she was Co-Reserve Champion in the 5/6 Amateur Finals and Reserve Champion in the 5/6 Amateur Intermediate Finals! Michelle was also a finalist in those classes on Bet Shesa Diva!! If that wasn’t enough, she dominated the Derby Amateur and Derby Amateur Intermediate with a whooping 224 on Hotty McHotty!!! Congrats on a great week showing Michelle!!! (Photos by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
4YO Amateur Limited:
4YO Amateur Limited Champion was Laurel Morais riding Chromium (Photo by: Scootemnshootemphotography)
Once again the PCCHA staff and members worked together to make this another fun show that is sure to continue to grow. They will also be implementing the leveling class structure at their other upcoming shows on the schedule for 2019 and should provide some great feedback for other shows that will watching closely to gage the reaction from the competitors..