GLCHA Hall of Fame
In 2011, GLCHA inducted its first Hall of Fame member.
The first ever recipient of this award was Jack Marvel.
Two years later in 2013, Rick Dubay and M.L. Chartier became the second wave of inductees.
For 2015 we were proud to add Harest Bryant to list of inductees.
GLCHA is proud to honor these individuals for their accomplishments and
we look forward to inducting even more worthy recipients.
If you have a member in mind that you feel is worthy of nomination, please contact a GLCHA board member.
Congratulations to Randy Chartier and Dry Doc for their induction into the GLCHA Hall of Fame. We finally cornered him at the Non-Pro in Ardmore, OK, with the help of his wife Kelle, and sons RL and Cullen.
Randy joins previous GLCHA Hall of Fame members Jack Marvel, Mel Chartier, Rick Dubay, Harest Bryant, and Bobby Jacobs.
No one can deny the positive legacy he has left, and continues to leave on the cutting horse business in Michigan as well as the Great Lakes area. Randy is a second generation cutter, and with son RL's current help, working on 4th generation cutters! Randy started his cutting career as a youth in Michigan. He followed up as a Non-Pro, Trainer, Judge, Clinician, and always a great all-around horseman. In addition, Randy was a Michigan NCHA Director, sponsor, as well as a GLCHA Director and President.
Out of Millsap, TX, now, Randy continues to help Non-Pros and Amateurs in Michigan with good horses, lessons, and training. Even now, he places buffalo in Michigan for training and maintaining our cutting horses.
Furthermore, for the first time ever, GLCHA inducted a horse into the Hall of Fame. That horse is Dry Doc. With the connection of Dry Doc and the Chartier family, we thought it was natural to induct both Randy and Dry Doc together. Kelle provided us with a picture of Randy riding Dry Doc, which is what we used to create the laser etched and colorized wooden picture commemorating this event.
Dry Doc was a 1968 stallion by Doc Bar out of Poco Lena, and was purchased by Randy's father Mel with the help of Buster Welch. Buster went on to win the 1971 Futurity with Dry Doc. The horse went on to show and was eventually retired around 1978 with LTE of over $85k. He stood as a breeding stallion for most of his career at Chartier's Fairhaven Farm in Michigan. Records show that Dry Doc sired 1,388 foals. Dry Doc died in 1997 at the age of 29.
Congratulations to Randy and the whole Chartier family for Dry Doc and thanks for all your impact on the cutting horse business in Michigan!
Left to right is former GLCHA President Dan
Agnew, Randy's sons RL & Cullen,
Randy Chartier, & his wife Kelle
Randy showing Dry Doc
Commemorative image made by Fire & Ice Creations based on the black & white photo