The Colorado Plateau Horseman’s Hall of Fame held its second annual ceremony to induct new members into the Hall of Fame on July 14, during the Mesa County Fair.
Photos below show the recipients of their awards or their representatives.
Gordy and Claire Diers accept the induction plaque on behalf of Claire’s father, the late Ben Johnson of Grand Junction.
Jick Taylor (in white hat) and his wife, Helene Taylor, accepted on behalf of Jick’s father, the late Joe Taylor who ranched near Moab, Utah.
David and Sonya Popelka, of Dinosaur National Monument, accept on behalf of the Carnegie horses, which served Dinosaur National Monument in the early part of the 20th century. On the left is Colorado Plateau Horseman’s Hall of Fame Board Member Gordon Hirschi of Vernal, Utah. On the right is CPHHOF President Brian Crandall of Loma, Colo.
Ute Tribe Council Member Tony Small accepts a plaque from Brian Crandall on behalf of the Utes. Council Member Ronald Wopsock is immediately behind him in a white shirt, while other members of the Ute Tribe look on.
Inductee representatives were brought into the arena at the Mesa County Fairgrounds in a large, horse-drawn carriage whose services were donated by Absolute Prestige Limousine Service of Loma, Colo.