Hall of Fame Members
Congratulations to PCCHA 2014 Hall of Fame Members
Congratulations to PCCHA 2013 Hall of Fame Members
Todd has been riding cutting horses since the age of 9. He worked for the legendary Leon Harrel through High School and knew training cutting horses was what he wanted to do. Todd has been a champion of every PCCHA Open Aged Event and has won his share of NCHA Limited Aged Events. His customers and former employees have done so as well. Since the beginning, the PCCHA has always been in Todd’s lifestyle. With over 30 years belonging to the PCCHA, Todd has served on the PCCHA Board and Committees since 1987. He is in the NCHA Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Dave McGregor Award.
He wants everyone to know he is blessed with the support of his wife Erin and son Trent and that this is a great honor to be inducted into the PCCHA Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to PCCHA 2012 Hall of Fame Member
Lance Madgwick has served as Youth Committee Chair and Youth Coordinator 2001-2009. He helped establish the PCYCHA Youth Association to benefit and bring youth members together.
Congratulations to PCCHA 2011 Hall of Fame Members
Jack has been active in the Cutting Horse Industry and Pacific Coast since the early 1960’s. He served on the PCCHA Board of Directors from 1975 to 1990. During that time he has served on
the Executive Committee, Show and Contest Committee, Major Events Committee, Stallion Committee, and Judges Committee.
Jack traces his roots back to Nevada where as a young boy he and his Dad started broncos and cowboyed all around the Elko dessert. He was a horseshoer, drove teams in the hay field, fed cows in the winter, and rode from sun up to sundown. Those incentives were what Jack needed to look at another side of the horse profession, one that would allow him a few more years doing what he loved most – working with horses. The Buckaroo experience and Jack’s own affection for horses that no trainer or textbook can impart, are what brought Jack to a lifetime of devotion and dedication to raising, breeding and training some of Pacific Coast’s finest horses.
In his late twenties, Jack set up his first training operation in Smith Valley, NV and made his reputation as an excellent all-around trainer. He specialized in reined cow and cutting horses and won several Nevada Reined Cow and Cutting Horse Assc. Year-end championships. Jack moved to California in the early sixties to manage and train at the Dos Rios Ranch in Tracy, CA. At Dos Rios Jack built one of the most successful and highly regarded breeding and training programs on the West Coast with the great stallions Hobby Horse and Commander King. When Dos Rios dispersed, Jack moved to the Dos Pinos Ranch in Davis building that breeding and training program with Ima Freckles Too and Sugar Vandy.
In 1977, Jack and his wife Judy purchased their own ranch – the Sliding J Ranch in Acampo - and for the next thirty years with the support, advice, and love of many loyal customers, friends and family were lucky enough to build a lifetime of fabulous memories in the business they love most . Hesa Commander, Red Dee Hobby, Doc Tom Tucker, Peponita, Mr.Peponita Flo, Doc Bar Gem, Quanah O Lena, Docs Remedy, Peppys Deliverance were a few of the amazing stallions that stood at Sliding J. Riding, and training some of their offspring along with other great horses helped Jack to the finals and winners circle in many PCCHA major events and weekend shows.
Since retiring in 2004 from full time training and breeding to their new ranch in Clements – the Adams Ranch - Jack is still offering his knowledge and experience giving lessons and fine tuning a horse two as time and health allow.
The one award given to Jack that sums up who he is, and one he will honor and cherish forever is the “Dave McGregor Award” from his fellow trainers. It reads “Presented to Jack Adams in honor of a career that has stretched from the cow camps of Nevada to Will Rogers Coliseum. You have been a major force in the training, showing, and breeding many of the Pacific Coast’s finest horses. While opening your home you shared your knowledge and skills, helping to guide some of the finest young people in our industry. Thank you from the trainers of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association.”
Tom deRegt began riding horses as a Youth Competitor in AQHA, Pacific Coast and in the early years of the California Reined Cow Horse Association. After not riding a horse for 20 years, Tom purchased his first cutting horse in 1996 because Judy felt he needed a “hobby”. His hobby soon became a very active part of Tom’s life.
Tom is a past member of the PCCHA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and a Past Director of the NCHA. He was instrumental in the development of the crucial PCCHA Strategic planning Committee, created in 2007. He is a current member of the Finance Committee.
He and his wife, Judy have been Platinum Club members as well as award sponsors and Youth Fund contributors.
Tom was born in San Francisco and raised on the San Francisco Peninsula. He is a graduate of the Business School at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he met his wife, Judy. Judy and Tom live in Carmel Valley, California; have 3 children, Chris, Bryan and Taylor. Chris and Bryan are both graduates of Cal Poly and Taylor is a third year student at Cal Poly.
The PCCHA Hall of Fame is designed to recognize and honor those who have contributed and made a positive impact on the cutting industry. This year four people were inducted into the Hall of Fame, including, Rock Hedlund, Frank & Bonnie Martin, and Scott Weis.
Growing up with cutting horses has made cutting Rock Hedlund’s life. Hedlund started cutting at an early age of 14 where he was quickly named the AQHA Youth Cutting World Champion. While he started cutting purely because his parents did not want him riding rough stock, Hedlund has now been training horses for over 30 years.
As a NCHA Hall of Fame rider, Hedlund is a two time NCHA World Champion and Reserve World Champion. He has an excess of 1.5 million dollars in earnings and won numerous PCCHA Year-End Championships.
Hedlund has also been involved with the cutting horse industry outside of the arena. He served at the PCCHA President in 2008, been a PCCHA/NCHA director, and NCHA judge for many years.
Hedlund finds PCCHA to be a very special association, “the special thing about PCCHA is the people, friends, and family that are involved.”
Being one of the newest members in the PCCHA Hall of Fame means a great deal to Hedlund, “I am very honored to be inducted to the Hall of Fame. I feel very fortunate to be included in a list of people that have done so much for PCCHA.”
Frank & Bonnie Martin
With both going in different directions the two decided it would be better to pick one sport they could share, so they stuck with cutting. Bonnie remember, “I went with Frank to a cutting and after watching a couple of classes, I said ‘I can do that, there isn’t much to it.’ No running full out at a barrel, slamming to a slowdown and making the turn. Well 35 years later, I am still working on the ‘there isn’t much to it.’”
Together, the two have had much success in the cutting arena.
Both Frank and Bonnie enjoy being part of the PCCHA and find it to be a unique organization.
Frank says, “For me, PCCHA has always provided the innovators to the industry; they strive all the time to find a place for cutters at every level to compete. Our stallion programs ranging from the Gelding Stakes to the Cutting Stakes were the first in the nation and are still the best in class. NCHA has copied some many programs that began ‘on the coast’ and then have made a huge success of them in their own right. More importantly over the years, they have remained an association that listens and responds to their membership. Sometimes the new programs don’t work and then we have the bright and shining stars such as the 200k Limited Non-Pro and the Seniors class within a class.”
Bonnie believes, “PCCHA provides the opportunity to compete for the beginner to the most accomplished rider. This association has provided me with a place to exhibit my horses, make some great friends, & always challenging me to do better.”
Being inducted into the Hall of Fame means something different to both Frank and Bonnie.
Frank feels, “I guess it is the part about being recognized by your peers for your contributions - not the money, but the time, dedication and sincere concern that the industry and PCCHA is advanced each year to a higher level.”
While Bonnie comments, “what a privilege, to be honored, and acknowledged by your peers for something I have invested most of my life into. I want to say thank you for noticing and thank you for the opportunity to be involved with a sport I have loved and participated in for many years.”
Since then he has won every major event in the PCCHA, finalist at every NCHA event and has developed many PCCHA and NCHA World Champions. “I just love cutting horses. There is nothing I would rather do than train a good, young prospect and go out and win,” says Weis.
Besides showing cutting horses, he has contributed to the industry by serving as the PCCHA President in the 1990‘s and is also currently the PCCHA Vice-President on his way to serve as the President once again.
Weis’ continuous support of PCCHA comes from his belief that it is a unique and positive association. Weis comments, “PCCHA is special because of its commitment to the membership. It has longevity as an organization and it’s constantly putting in effort to evolve and promote the sport of cutting.”
To Weis “it is a great honor to be recognized by your peers in any endeavor you undertake. It is a great honor to be included with all the past recipients and I am very grateful.”