Rex Allen Machlan
Passed Away October 13, 2012
Rex Machlan passed away in San Diego on October 13th.
He was a long time life member of CSHA and a Parade Judge.
Rex had a colorful personality and anyone who met him remembers him!
Our condolences to his wife Karen and his family.
Passed Away June 21, 2012
Elizabeth (Betty) Menefee, a longtimeGeorge Gillette
Betty was born in
Betty competed in endurance riding in the
North American Trail
Ride Conference and completed the Tevis Cup, a one-day, 100-mile trail
from Truckee to
She was a founder of the 4H Light Horse Club
Betty was a valued member of CSHA and served as the state secretary for 15 years.
Passed away on July 9, 2012
CSHA member and past State Patrol Chief, George Gillette, passed on Monday July 9th, 2012 of melanoma.At George’s request there will be no service.
Cards may be sent to to his daughter at:
8641 Spruce Ridge Way
Antelope, CA 95843
Donations may be made to CSHA in the name of George Gillette for any of the Juniors/Youth programs.
Frank Hall, a
member of Region 11 and CSHA Past President (1973 - 1974) passed
away at the age of 74 on
He was one of the
major players in development of the Coast-To-Crest trail that spans
over six state counties and is one of the 27 official California State
Parks trails that link mountain, valley and coastal communities.
A 35-year resident
of Norco, he served four terms as a city councilman and two terms
as mayor and helped
information on Frank's life and contributions, please see the following
CSHA member and parader Peggy Narducci passed away on
Saturday, April 21, 2012.
If you would like to make a
donation in Peggy's name, they can be made to the following
CSHA Parader's Grant
PO Box 1228
Clovis CA 93613-1228Please note on the check that it is a donation in Peggy's name.
School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Davis, Center for Equine Health
Contributions can be made to the UC Regents and sent to:
Office of the Dean - Development, UC
PO Box 1176
Davis CA 95617-1176Donations to UCD can also be made online at
Passed away in March 2012
The members of the CSHA State Patrol were deeply saddened with the passing of "Deputy Chief" John Poon this March. John was a man with a kind word and smile for everyone. A man of incredible integrity and loyalty, and always an enthusiastic member of the State Patrol. John's strong sense of ethics and principles are greatly missed by all who have known him and served with him. John came to the State Patrol after retiring from BART, and his passion and skills soon led to him to being asked to be Deputy Chief - North. John willing accepted this position and served the CSHA for 9 years in his leadership capacity. Many of John's family became actively involved in the State Patrol, as Patrol Officers and volunteers. The membership of the State Patrol express their deep and sincere sympathy to the Poon family during this period of loss, and invite and encourage all members of CSHA join them and to keep John's positive contributions and memory alive within our organization.
Judy was a life member of CSHA and wife of
Past President, Bert Hill
George Pearne passed away in early February,
2012, after a short illness.
Ken was President
of Region 5 for several years beginning in 1992. He was the
founder of Region 5's annual Spring Stampede. He believed it was
the venue to showcase all the CSHA programs and bring riders of
different disciplines together. It was also an opportunity
to "meet and greet" with the non-horse public and to promote the horse
industry. The Spring Stampede was such a success it is
it's 19th year!
He was a member of
the Alameda County Sheriff's Posse and Shriners and believed the youth
were the future of horses and always said "The best thing for the
inside of a kid is the outside of a horse!"
Ken will be missed
by all who knew him.