The Colorado Plateau Horseman’s Hall Of Fame will induct five new members in July, including two farriers.
The induction ceremony will be held July 28, 2017 for Pat and Buck Buchanan, Peggy Gilbert, Dr. James Franklin and Donald Jones at Mesa County Fairgrounds in Grand Junction, Colo.
“Not only have they left an indelible mark on the horse industry in this region, but each and every one has played an important role within their communities as well,” says CPHHOF’s president Brian Crandall in an article by the Daily Sentinel.
Buck Buchanan of Grand Valley has shown, trained and shoed horses. His clients include Saddlebreds and Arabians who have won awards at both national and world competitions.
Grand Junction native Donald Jones is a seasoned horseman and farrier, as well as a member of the International Horseshoeing Hall Of Fame. Jones has worked across the equine industry: training champion horses in multiple categories, announcing for rodeos and horse shows, leading riding clinics and writing for American Farriers Journal, Horse and Rider, Cowboy Magazine and Fence Post.
The other inductees include accomplished horsewomen and educators Pat Buchanan and Peggy Gilbert, as well as late rodeo competitor and rancher Dr. James Franklin Allen (“Doc Allen”).
The CPHHOF’s mission is to “recognize and honor those horsemen and horsewomen, as well as those special horses, who have made a significant contribution to the equine industry in Western Colorado and Eastern Utah,” according to their website.
“The aim, in addition to honoring those inducted, is to educate and provide entertaining information to the general public about the history of horses in this region and the importance of the equine industry, both historically and currently.”