This page is where we will share news of the passing of contributors to our organization. We mourn the loss of these individuals whose contributions will continue on to benefit youth members for years to come.

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November 3, 2019 Ashley Alexandra Katherine Allen, DNP, RN, FNP

Ashley was an H-B graduate of Autumn Ridge Pony Club  in the New Hersey Region. Debra Allen states, "Pony Club instilled in Ashley the qualities that followed her throughout her life. Pony Club along with her hard work and dedication to everything she took on paved the road for her success, not only with her horses, but in life. Horses and Pony Club were indeed one of the best and most rewarding experiences I could ever have afforded my daughter."

On Sunday November 3, 2019, Ashley Alexandra Katherine Allen entered Heaven the way she lived her life; with courage, dignity and grace.

Ashley was born on a sunny day on May 19, 1992.  From that day forward, she brought nothing but joy, happiness and sunshine into our lives and the lives of many others.

Ashley grew up on a small farm in Milford, PA.  She quickly became a lover of animals, especially horses.  She started riding lessons when she was six years old and continued until she was no longer able to ride and compete.  She was an accomplished rider with all the finest qualities of a true horsewoman.  Her beloved horses Max, Jack, and Nick taught her so much and she loved them unconditionally. 

Ashley attended Delaware Valley High School and graduated with honors in 2010.  She had grown up wanting to be a veterinarian, but felt she could do more good helping people.  She was accepted to Misericordia University where she studied nursing and graduated with honors in 2014.  She was a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Nursing Society.  Ashley’s first nursing job was on the PCU floor at Sentara Hospital in Norfolk VA.  She loved the job and people she worked with, but found her niche in the emergency department.  She loved the fast pace of emergency medicine.

Always a quiet, determined achiever, Ashley applied to her beloved Misericordia University and was accepted into their MSN/DNP graduate program.  In the middle of these studies and while continuing to practice as an ER nurse, Ashley was struck with cancer.  The advice to take time off and to resume her studies at a later date, was not an option for Ashley.  She said that it was important for her to finish on time; it mattered to her.  Through countless chemotherapy treatments, doctor visits and hospitalizations, Ashley continued her studies and graduated with her class in Dec. 2018.  Ashley was born with the heart of a lion and unrelenting determination.  Ashley’s doctor called after her passing and told us “all people die but not all people live”.  Ashley lived!  She packed so much life into her twenty seven years.  She traveled, rode horses, chased her dreams, worked in a profession she loved, fell in love, mended a broken heart and still put one foot in front of the other battling what she knew from the start was an incurable cancer.  She did so with grace, dignity, integrity and courage.  She battled cancer to the very end; cancer did not beat Ashley.  Ashley faced cancer head on, unafraid and armed with the love of Jesus Christ, her Savior whom she rededicated her life to on June 30, 2018.  Lovingly surrounded by her family and friends, Ashley was re-baptised by her brother in Christ, Sam Morris.   The sun shone brightly upon her when she arose from the water.  Ashley was alive in Christ even more from that day forward. Although we may no longer physically see Ashley, we believe she has left an indelible mark on all of us lucky enough to have known her.

 Ashley would want all of us to remember her with a smile rather than with tears.  She would want us to find comfort in knowing she is free from pain and home with her Heavenly Father, her family gone before and her beloved horse Jack.  Ashley will always continue to bring sunshine into our lives.  We will miss her witty sense of humor, her contagious smile, her love of life and her innocent nature.  She will  be deeply loved forever and will never be forgotten.  Ashley Allen was that “one in a million” special kind of person.

Ashley is survived by her loving parents Gary and Debra Allen, her dearly loved brother, confidant and best friend Bill and her maternal Grandmother, Ruth Rosencrance.  She is also survived by many special aunts, uncles, cousins and cherished friends.  She also leaves behind her puppies Layla and Tess who protected her and who were always by her side.

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August 27, 2019 Georgiana McCabe

Georgiana Hubbard McCabe, died from complications of metastatic melanoma on August 27, 2019. She was 78 years old. Born in Greenwich, Connecticut on March 14, 1942, to Chauncey and Virginia Hubbard, Georgiana attended Greenwich Country Day School, The Garrison Forest School and graduated from Sarah Lawrence University. She also spent a highly formative gap year in France where she formed a lifelong love and connection to the region. Upon graduation from Sarah Lawrence, she moved to New York City, where she married and worked as a school teacher in both New York City and at Greenwich Country Day School. Her specialty was French language lessons.

It was during this time that she also first started her lifelong career in philanthropy and community service, working with the Volunteer Service Photographers. Later, she served on the board of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, was the chairwoman of the board at the Gateway School in Greenwich and was a founding member of the APPLE Committee at Greenwich Country Day. Georgiana served on the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and was on the board of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC). She also served as District Commissioner of the Greenwich Pony Club. Georgiana cared for and hosted countless animals at her various homes, including at Rocklawn Farm in Greenwich, a place that would also provide an informal respite and learning center for countless children (and adults) over the years. And while her passion was for horses, donkeys and bees, there were also plenty of dogs, cats, chickens and various other creatures which she provided with love, food and nurturing.

Many of Georgiana's beliefs were shaped by the women's movement of the 1970s. With her children growing up, she wanted a fresh start and a new life away from the grind of New York City, so she moved to Standardsville, Virginia in 1991. Making new friends along the way, she embraced Green County living to the fullest, building her beloved Snow Mountain Farm and opening a retail nursery. Georgiana was also a lifelong conservationist, and perhaps her biggest volunteer accomplishment was in 1995, when she helped found and Chair the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource (ELCR), an organization that protects and conserves private land for equestrian use. In 2002 she was also named as a fellow of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute. She also became a board member at the UVA Cancer Center, with a focus on a group called Patients and Friends Research Fund, which focused improving the quality of life for people living with cancer and terminal illnesses.

Georgiana was predeceased by her parents Chauncy and Virginia, as well as her brother Elijah. She is survived by her two children, Caroline (William Springer), and Nicholas, as well as a grandson, Sam Springer. In early August, she made the difficult decision to discontinue cancer treatment, and to head back to her beloved farm. "We came back to Snow Mountain Farm to celebrate our time together," she said shortly before she passed. "The stories and laughter and ice cream socials we had along with movie night, the flowers, butterflies, birds, bees, cats, friends, and gigantic delicious meals, that made it just delicious for me. Who cares about manners! For me, the sense of wholeness that comes from friends and family just resting in each others' company, without any sense of strife nor disagreement, is simply divine." In the end she moved on to her next journey with amazing grace in typical "Giana" fashion, teaching one final lesson: despite life's inevitable struggles with pain and confusion, it can also give way to peace, companionship, healing and love.

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August 25, 2019 Ann Rickard Haller

Mrs. Ann Rickard Haller passed away August 25, 2019 in Manassas, Va at the age of 56. She was born Sept 2, 1962 at Fort Benning, Ga to the late Col. Daniel Rickard and Meta Stuart Fooks Rickard.

Ann is survived by her mother, Meta Fooks Rickard of Columbus, Ga; her brothers Paul Rickard (Brooke) of Midland Ga and Col. Tom Rickard (Elizabeth) of Ft. Meade, Md; her aunts Mary Alice "Tuke" Shoemaker of Belton Tx and Mary Bolling Fooks Whittemore of Falmouth, Me; and her uncles Robert Fooks (Peggy) of Norfolk, Va and James Rickard (Kay) of Traverse City, Mi.Ann was preceded in death by her late husband Mr. Roger Haller and by her father Col. Daniel Rickard.

Ann's love of horses and her involvement in the equestrian world began at the age of eight with the assistance of her aunt, Tuke Shoemaker, who introduced Ann to Pony Club. This grew into a lifetime passion and career, and led to her meeting and marrying a giant in the equestrian world, Roger Haller.
Working both together with Roger and on her own, Ann traveled the nation and the world, working everything from local horse shows to huge international events.

Ann was involved in so many aspects of eventing and was truly at the heart of the sport. She embodied the real spirit of an eventer with a “get it done” attitude pitching in to make sure whatever needed to get done was done.

Ann worked in the press office at many events around the country including the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, Fair Hill International, Rebecca Farm, NAYC, World Equestrian Games, and the USEA American Eventing Championships, just to name a few. She often multitasked as the cross-country controller or took on other roles as needed.

A self-declared “army brat,” Ann grew up all over. She was a graduate H-A pony club member from Hood Pony Club (Texas) and was a member of more than half a dozen pony clubs. She continued to be involved in Pony Club for over 25 years as an instructor, clinician, coach, National Examiner, Chief Horse Management Judge, past member of the USPC national eventing and horse management committees, and past member of the USPC Board of Governors. She was a Level II USEA Certified Instructor as well as being a USPC Level IV National Examiner, and an FEI Steward. In 2006, she was inducted into the USPC Academy of Achievement.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the United States Pony Club Annual Fund (, or to the Roger Haller Education Fund (

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August 8, 2019 Boyce Cooper Magli

On August 8, 2019, while bird hunting in Argentina, Boyce Cooper Magli, age 76 made one last good shot and died. He died doing what he loved - hunting and being with his friends.

Boyce was born to Wilbur and Nellie Boyce Magli. He grew up on a horse farm in Williamson County, Tennessee. A graduate of Battle Ground Academy, Class of 1961, he maintained lifelong friendships from his time there. On January 17,1964, he and Angela Cheryl Sherling were married. During their marriage of 55 years, they had two children Wib (Jennifer) and Cooper (Emily) and four grandchildren whom he cherished: Virginia Rose, Genevieve, Luke and Boyce. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister Yvonne Magli. He was close to his brother Tom Magli, his sister Ann Webber (John) and his nieces Kemp Steib (Mike), Margaret Webber, Lauren Magli, Lilo Buppert (Bill), Charlotte Krasinski (Ray), nephew Chase Magli; and brother-in-law Randy Sherling (Kathy).

Few have lived a life as full. An accomplished equestrian, he was a charter member of the Middle Tennessee Pony Club. During his youth he was known for winning pony races at the Iroquois Steeplechase on his pony Wee Biscuit. Later, he fox hunted, rode a few bulls, raced motorcycles, walked away from a plane crash, hunted and fished all over North America, and had a grand time playing the role of Big Daddy, a pimp and drug dealer in a U.S. Special Forces training exercise.

His was a life lived in constant motion, filled with friends and family. There was nothing that Boyce loved more than hunting and being with his friends and family, a close second was negotiating a real estate deal. He filled his life with the things that he loved, often standing in a duck blind with a duck call in one hand and a cell phone in the other, hunting and working a deal at the same time. A telephone conversation with him during the winter would often be interrupted with a whispered, "hold on, hold on…" then the sounds of a duck call. He ignored the old maxim not to mix business with pleasure. To him, business was a pleasure and he conducted it with an ever expanding network of friends. Boyce was active in the real estate industry for nearly 54 years and first licensed in 1965. He was the owner and broker of Magli Realty Company in Franklin, Tennessee. The Williamson County Association of REALTORS (WCAR) awarded him the REALTOR of the Year in 1977 and he was the Tennessee REALTOR of the Year in 1981. He served on the WCAR Board of Directors and as President in 1977. In 1979 he served as the president of the Tennessee Association of REALTORS. Other notable business accomplishments include being a founding director of Brentwood National Bank and chairman of the Bank's Executive Committee. Not only the real estate industry benefited from his leadership, but the hunting, fishing and conservation sector as well. He was appointed to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission by Governor Phil Bredeson and served from 2003 to 2009. He was instrumental in the founding of the Harpeth Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation. His memberships in the Buffalo River Hunting Club and the Forked Deer River Hunting Club provided him with many pleasurable days in the field. He was a member of the Franklin Noon Rotary Club since 1970 and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a longtime member and supporter of Ducks Unlimited, the Wild Turkey Federation, and the Tennessee Wildlife Federation. In a life filled with accomplishments, perhaps his greatest achievement was the large group of friends with whom he shared deep bonds. 

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July 11, 2019 Ashley Marie Stout

Ashley Marie Stout, 13, of Port Matilda, died Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. Born January 15, 2006, in State College, she was the daughter of Craig and Susan D. Moscone Stout of Port Matilda. In addition to her parents, she is survived by brother, Alex C. Stout of Port Matilda, her paternal grandparents, Cyrus (deceased) & Kathleen Stout, of Scranton, Pa; maternal grandparents, Ken & Kitty Moscone, of Sarasota, Fl. In addition, Ashley has a paternal sibling, Ty Cerino of Wilmington, NC, and many aunts & uncles she loved dearly; Jan Moscone, Kim & Jim Kramer, Kelly and Mike Radzicki, Chris and Tammy Stout, Charlie and Sarah Stout, Karen and Joe Beveridge, Brian and Kathy Noviskis, Kenny and Sheila Moscone, and too many cousins to list.

Ashley was an eighth-grade student at Park Forest Middle School and was an avid equestrian She had been actively competing since she was 6 years old. Ashley was a C-2 member of Standing Ovation Pony Club Riding Center in the Eastern Pennsylvania Region. In 2017 at 11 years old, Ashley won the Junior Beginner Novice 14U Eventing National Championship held in Tryon, N.C. She has been competing in USEA horse trials for three years and began riding her horse, Avant Garde "Grady", in the spring of 2018 with great success. In June, they won the Junior/Young Rider Open Training division at the NJ Region's H.T. and finished second in the Prelim/Training division at the Bucks County Horse Park H.T. She is currently ranked as the #2 Junior Rider nationally and was determined to reach #1 by the end of the summer. Ashley was preparing to represent Area II Young Rider Training Three-Day Team at Rebecca Farm, Montana, later this month, in addition to grooming for the Area II North American Youth Championships (NAYC) team. 

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May 29, 2019 Major General Jonathan R. Burton

Major General Jonathan “Jack” Burton (ret.), died on May 29 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 99. Burton was predeceased by his wife, Joan. He is survived by his son, Jonathan “Jock” Rowell Burton, Jr. (Pace) of Chesterfield, Virginia, and daughter Judith “Judy” Lewis (Don) of Tucson, Arizona.

General Burton, always a horse lover, was born in 1919 and began his equestrian career galloping racehorses as a young boy. He enrolled in the ROTC Horse Cavalry Division while at Michigan State University and upon graduation headed to Fort Riley, Kansas, headquarters of the U.S. Cavalry School. Enrolled as a second lieutenant in the Ninth Basic Horsemanship Class, he studied weapons administration, riding, shoeing, veterinary procedures, conditioning, marching, planning maneuvers, pathfinding, night compass courses, and stable management. When the U.S. entered World War II, Burton and his regiment were shipped to Australia to prepare to fight as infantry under General MacArthur and from there he was shipped to New Guinea.

At the close of the war, Burton headed back to Fort Riley to teach Advanced Horsemanship. For the 1948 London Olympic Games, Burton was selected for both the show jumping and three-day eventing teams, then ultimately competed on the show jumping team. Eight years later at the 1956 Stockholm Olympic Games he rode for the U.S. Equestrian Team on the three-day eventing team. In 1953, Burton helped organize the first continuous horse trials in the U.S. along with Margaret Lindsley Warden and William Haggard. He also had the honor of writing the first rulebook for combined training.

General Burton served two and a half years in Vietnam with the 1st Cavalry Division as a brigade commander and as an assistant division commander. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit (1st OLC), Distinguished Flying Cross (2nd OLC), Air Medal (V Device & 54 OLC), Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Ribbon.

After 33 years in the U.S. Army, Burton retired as a Major General, last as commander of the 3rd Armored Division in 1975. Jack served as Executive Vice President for the U.S. Equestrian Team for 10 years and as President of the U.S. Combined Training Association (now United States Eventing Association) from 1985-1987. He was inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame and the US Dressage Federation Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the group that established the North American Young Rider Championships in the 1980s. He worked as an FEI judge, technical delegate, and steward until the age of 92. Burton was instrumental in Pony Club as a judge and technical delegate helping aspiring riders with Olympic dreams. 

A lifetime's commitment, not only to eventing but to other equestrian disciplines as well, has resulted in a sport that is strong and viable and substantially better because of Burton's guardianship.

Burton will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery later this year.

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February 17, 2019 Dorothy Knocke Maxfield

Dorothy Maxfield was born in 1943 in New York, NY. Sadly, she passed away of natural causes on February 17, 2019 in Mobile, AL.

While growing up on the family farm, Hobby Horse Hill, in Readington, NJ, Dorothy and her sisters owned their first pony. This sparked a life-long passion and dedication in her as an equestrian. Her professional career spanned over 50 years with her training and riding all the way to Grand Prix and including winning the USDF Gold Medal. She was a graduate "A" Pony Club member, and was an enthusiastic eventer in younger years, spending a year with the US Three Day team from 1963 to 1964.

Dorothy earned her "R" USEF Dressage judge's license and "r" Eventing license, as well as, an USEF Technical Delegate's license for both dressage and eventing and a FEI Dressage Stewards license. Dorothy was always dedicated to teaching young riders at Pony Club, accompanying generations of them to Championships over the years. She was a lifetime member of USPC,  involved both locally and at the national levels. She was awarded a USPC Jubilee Legend in 2005. She was also the organizer of various reoccurring recognized shows at Hobby Horse Hill and Amwell Valley Event and toured the country giving clinics and lessons.

Dorothy truly committed her life to training horses and students of all levels, her most important legacy for which countless remember her. Her compassion enabled her to take complex and complicated concepts and break them down into smaller, understandable pieces and then teach the rider to communicate those concepts to their horse. She helped shape so many other equestrians that she will live on through each of them. She will be missed by so many.

She is survived by her daughter Deborah Kuschel (Gunnar), her identical twin sister Diane Kohout and her younger sister Martha Hoffarth (Anton).

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 ATTN: in memory of Dorothy Maxfield. Or a donation can be made online at In the note section, please include in memory of Dorothy Maxfield.

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January 10, 2019 Judith Johnston Gilman

Judith Johnston Gilman passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the age of 87.

Judy was born to Ina and V.A. Johnston Jr. on July 9, 1931, in New York. She grew up in New Jersey, graduating from Gill-St. Bernards School and Bennett Junior College.

In 1970, with the enthusiasm of her husband, she fulfilled her dream of moving to Virginia’s horse country, which allowed her to passionately pursue many equestrian sports. Her life centered around her family, horses and her dogs, and she freely devoted much time sharing her vast knowledge and experience. She had a meaningful impact on many in our community, including teaching children to ride as the DCof the Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club (1972-1979), serving as Secretary and Treasurer of the Old Dominion Hounds and co-chairing the Montpelier Border Terrier Rally. When not with four-legged friends, she was an avid tennis player.

Judy was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, A. Robert Gilman, VMD.

She is survived by her daughters, Andrea Gilman and Julie Sullivan (Brent); three grandchildren, and her two sisters.

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December 4, 2018 Stephanie L. Patrick-Chalfant

Stephanie L. Patrick-Chalfant, 63, of Rye, passed away at her home, surrounded by loving family on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Stephanie was born on August 21, 1955 in Exeter, a daughter of Priscilla (MacCallum) Patrick of Rye and the late John W. Patrick. She was raised in Rye and graduated from Portsmouth High School with the Class of 1973. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Animal Science Degree from UNH in 1977 and her second Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from UNH in 1979.

Theater was her passion; she worked a number of jobs within the industry over the years as well as holding membership with Actor’s Equity and the Screen Actors Guild. Aside from her many appearances on stage as a talented character actress she worked primarily behind the scenes as one of the seacoast areas foremost costume designers. Among many local playhouses and performance venues Stephanie worked at the Hooker Howe Costume House of Haverhill, MA, the Hampton Playhouse and for the last 15 years as the Costume Shop Supervisor for the University of New Hampshire Theatre Department.

She was also an accomplished equestrian and horse woman devoting 50+ years of service to the United States Pony Club as a member, volunteer and most recently District Commissioner of Squamscott Pony Club.

In addition to her mother, Stephanie is survived by her daughter, Lilliana Chalfant who resides in Prague, Czech Republic and her sisters, Shelly L. Patrick of Rye and Stacey L. Patrick of Coplin Plantation, ME. She also leaves behind many cousins, her horses and her special Irish Jack Russell, “Charlie.”


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November 27, 2018 Elizabeth "Bubbles" Moore

Elizabeth “Bubbles” Moore, 99, of Darling, Middletown Township, died peacefully in the home she built with her husband, on Dec. 27, just shy of her 100th birthday.

A true Renaissance woman, Mrs. Moore was an accomplished equestrian who was named a “regional legend” by the United States Pony Clubs, an award-winning gardener who competed in the Philadelphia Flower Show for 52 years, and a longtime volunteer at Riddle Hospital. She was also a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was an independent, courageous woman before the word “feminist” entered popular lexicon and she encouraged many young people to embrace life. Mrs. Moore was born on March 31, 1919, to Elizabeth and Jeffery Cuddy in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended the Laurel School in Cleveland, Ohio, and Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, N.Y. In 1940, she moved to Brooklin, Maine, and worked at the Blue Hill Hospital as a nurse-in-training. She taught first aid on the islands in the Jericho Bay. In 1940, she volunteered with the Kentucky Frontier Nursing organization, caring for the horses that carried the healthcare workers to see their patients who lived in rural areas. She loved the coast of Maine and, during her 20s, she raised a young pig named Mimi, often taking the pig to the beach. 

In 1945, she married E. Townsend Moore, and together they moved to Darling, PA., where they renovated an old bank barn into a stunning country home and raised three children, Linda, Townie and Peter. They also built a stable, which was home to many horses through the years. Mrs. Moore was dedicated to preserving open space in the community and in 2008 she put her property in a conservation easement with the North American Land Trust.

Mrs. Moore was instrumental in starting the Rose Tree chapter of the United States Pony Clubs. Inc., and, over the years, instructed many young equestrians in dressage, jumping, fox hunting and horsemanship. She was a member of the Rose Tree Hunt Club, and attended the 50th anniversary of the historic Hunt Club’s relocation to York, held at Rose Tree Park in 2014. Mrs. Moore also served as a fence judge for many three-day competitions held at Radnor Hunt Club and helped organize the annual Dressage at Devon event.

Mrs. Moore is predeceased by her husband, Townie who passed in 1994, and her daughter, Linda (1978), who shared her mother’s passion for horses. She is survived by two sons, Townsend of Kirkwood, Pa., and Peter of Brooklin, Maine, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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November 21, 2018 Ruth Hughes

Ruth Halvorsen Hughes, born on August 27, 1929 in Scarsdale, New York, to the late Greta Schwartz Halvorsen and the late George Halvorsen, passed away at age 89 on November 21, 2018. 

Ruth was married to the late Byron Gail Hughes for 65 years and is survived by her sons, Byron G. "Scooter" (Traci) Hughes, David H. (Patti) Hughes, and Andrew "Wick" (Karen) Hughes; daughter, Sarah E. "Libba" (Jerry) Hughes; and grandchildren, Sydney Hughes, Byron G. (Kelsey) Hughes II, Kepler Hughes, and Ruth Hughes, and her special '1st cousin' Sarah Tate.

She also leaves behind her adored dog, Speedy. Ruth was the Training Barn Foreman at Forest Retreat Farm for many years, and was instrumental in starting many a successful race horses. She was the former MFH of Licking River Hounds, and was a frequent volunteer at Keeneland Pony Club ,which she was instrumental in starting events at the Kentucky Horse Park. 

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September 7, 2018 Deborah Kraus Lochner

Deborah Kraus Lochner, VMD of Spencer, TN passed away at Cookeville Regional Medical Center on September 7, 2018 at the age of 72 following an extended illness. Dr. Lochner was born July 20, 1946 in Wilmington, Delaware to Philip Berkeley Kraus and Marjorie Patt Kraus, who preceded her in death. She grew up in Landenberg, PA where she was an active member of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. 

Upon completing high school, she attended Michigan State University, but left prior to graduation after receiving an early acceptance to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following her graduation, she worked for several years as a practicing small animal veterinarian before starting a family. She placed a high value on education and home schooled all five of her children.

As an adult, she continued her involvement with the Unites States Pony Clubs, Inc. and was the founder of both the Sundance Pony Club in Stillwater, OK and Mossy Creek Pony Club in Fort Valley, GA. She served as a District Commissioner, adviser for the Youth Congress, and a member of the USPC Board of Governors. She worked towards a Masters Degree in Technical Writing at Oklahoma State University and later taught Biology at Georgia Military College in Warner Robins, GA. In addition, Dr. Lochner was certified as a Master Beef Producer and a Master Gardener. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served as a youth leader and in various rolls within the Boy Scouts of America.

Dr. Lochner is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Frank Lochner, DVM and their five children; Laura E. (Garrison) Smith of Kent, CT, Natalie R. (David) Austin of Stillwater, OK, Katrina M. (Zac) Gowen of Fort Valley, GA, Charles R. (Jamie) Lochner of Fort Valley, GA, Douglas K. (Kimberly) Lochner of Fort Valley, GA, and thirteen grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers; John and Robert Kraus, and sisters; Patricia Kraus Holt, Betsy Kraus, PhD and Kathryn Kraus McClure, MD and mother-in-law Helen Glass Lochner. She will be greatly missed.

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June 29, 2018 Debra Peskor

Debra K. Peskor, 62, of Rochester passed away suddenly on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. She was born in Ripley, West Virginia on August 17th, 1955 to the late Frederick Dana Wolfe (father) and Janet Schaumloeffel (mother). The family moved to the Rochester area when Debi was 8 years old. She is a 1973 graduate of Monroe High School.

Debi was the Vice Regional Supervisor of the Western New York Region from 2007-2012.

Debi is survived by her loving boyfriend of 2 years Don Gay, son Eric (Jamie) Peskor, son Kirk Peskor, brother Michael Wolfe, sister-in-law Donna Wolfe, brother David (Andrea) Snyder, brother and sister-in-law Gary and Carlene Gay, nephews Chris (Sarah) Wolfe, Nick (Kathlin) Wolfe and Greyson Snyder, grandson Luke Peskor, great nephews Jacob and James Wolfe, along with many loving friends.

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May 2, 2018 Paula Parker Raye

Beloved wife of John Raye, passed on May 2 at home in Chatham. She was deeply loved by her family: Kimberly Raye Woolley & Peter Woolley of Medfield, Karin Raye & Bradford Steiner of Newton, William and Kristen Raye of Harwich and her grandchildren: Hannah, JT, Shea, Zachary, Sam, Ella, and Jack. She leaves her brothers, Steven Parker, George Parker, and Philip Parker, and many adored nieces and nephews and their children.
Paula was an outstanding volunteer civic leader who has held numerous positions of prominence in her community. She was a member of the Granby School Board and served on the Conservation Commission and many other local committees. Paula was on the board of the Holcomb Farm, a non-profit environmental farm just outside of Hartford, whose aim is to involve inner city as well as local children and adults in organic agriculture and learning and appreciating the arts and the environment. Paula was a B Traditional member of the Old Norfolk Hunt Pony Club, which was a real achievement as she never owned a horse, but rode whatever was offered. She was on the USPC Board of Governors, served on numerous committees, and was Secretary of USPC. Paula was a member of the first ever Academy Of Achievement in 1999.

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March 6, 2018 Judith Hardin Stickley

Judith Hardin Stickley of Chelsea, AL passed away on March 6, 2018. She was the daughter of Edwin Milton Hardin and the late Edith Loraine Hardin of Birmingham, AL. She is survived by her devoted husband, Michael Charles Stickley and daughters Anna Katherine and Leah Marie Stickley, one sister, Jenny Renee Childers (Richard), niece Rachel and nephew Adam Childers of Birmingham. Sister-in-law Dr. Denise Young (Dr. Jeffery Young), nephews Andrew, Steven and Brian Young, nieces Erin and Leigh Young of Charlottesville, VA and by Michael's parents, Ken & Margaret Stickley, also of Charlottesville.

Judy graduated from Huffman High School. She received her Bachelors and Master of Civil Engineering from UAB. She was a Senior Structural Engineer for Christy/Cobb, Inc. where over 32 years she completed more than 250 structural engineering projects including industrial plants, water and wastewater facilities, commercial and educational buildings, large residences and site related structures. She was past president of Structural Engineers Assoc. of Alabama. She was also past President of Central Alabama Chapter of American Concrete Institute. She served on the International Residential Code Building and Energy Code Development Committee 2000-2001 and on the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations Code Advisory Committee 2000-2004. She was a member of Tau Beta Pi and the Wood Truss Council. She was published professionally and was a presenter at conferences. An active member of the Cathedral Church of the Advent, she was for 27 years a member of the Cathedral Ringers, taught Sunday school and VBS. She was a Lenten Lunch Day Chair, and a member of the St. Elizabeth's Guild.

A life-long equestrian, she held numerous offices in the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., where her daughters participated. Judy served tirelessly in the South Region as a parent volunteer, club officer, Horse Management staff member and Vice Regional Supervisor. She assisted in teaching the members in the South Region a love for equine education. Judy exemplified the quintessential volunteer in kindly service, encouragement and enthusiasm.

She instilled in her own children the appreciation of all living creatures. She considered her children the greatest gift from God and was involved in all their activities. A devoted wife and mother, she valiantly fought cancer for a year to live for her young daughters and her husband. The family would like to thank the caring staff of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, whom Judy loved and appreciated.

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February 24, 2018 Caitlin Riann Bosshardt Ordway

Caitlin gained her wings, surrounded by her family and friends, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Married to Luke Ordway, of Moscow, ID, daughter to Ric and Anna Bosshardt, of Lewiston, ID, she is also survived by her stepbrother, Brandon Bosshardt, and family of Troy, grandparents Ric and Birdi Bosshardt and numerous aunts and uncles and cousins throughout the Northwest.

Caitlin loved to spend time outdoors with her family. As a young child, she played and fished in the local rivers and lakes, and hiked, snowboarded, picked huckleberries and hunted in the mountains with her father and many family members and friends. She was an avid archer, muzzleloader and rifle hunter, learning from some of the best hunters in the Northwest: her father and uncles. . Caitlin was always a willing participant, even when she was typically the only girl in the group. She never complained and could keep up with the best of them. Rain or snow could not keep her away from all the wonderful memories we shared.

Caitlin's love of horses at an early age introduced her to many lifelong friends and her future husband's family with great memories of riding all over the Northwest in the USPC as part of Hell's Canyon Pony Club in the Inland Empire Region, competing as far away as Rainier, Wash., with her trainer and father-in-law, Tom Ordway, and her horse, Sienna. After graduating high school, she entered the U.S. Navy, specializing in their linguistics program learning Arabic, which took her to Monterey, Calif. Caitlin loved photography; she had numerous sessions with family and friends during special times in their lives. She always felt privileged to be a part of their big event, whether it be a graduation, engagement, wedding, new babies or family group shots. She always had a camera by her side, and many of our own family memories were captured by her.

In 2014, while working on her degree in nursing and then elementary education, she met and fell in love with Luke Ordway. They shared a wonderful and blessed period in Caitlin's life, as she was diagnosed during their courtship and began her fight with brain cancer. She remained happy throughout her life, inspirational and loving toward everyone, never without a smile or a kind word to say or an ear to listen. She married her love in July 2016 on their family farm in Princeton.

She followed her passions and pursued her dreams. She made the most of every minute and lived life to the fullest without regrets. Caitlin loved us well and she was loved well, so we experience great loss, but that is OK. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again. All is well.

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January 31, 2018 Elliott P. "Buzz" Moriarty

Buzz Moriarty passed on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at the age of 91; beloved husband of Barbara Hill Moriarty; survived by one son, Michael and his wife, Gordana and their children, Tara and Luka of London, UK; and one daughter, Adele and her husband, Bill and their son, Daniel; a sister, Shirley Cherry. He was pre-deceased by one sister, Lois Allen. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Buzz attended and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy, entered the US. Army and served in the European Theatre during WWII. Upon returning from military service, he attended and graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on a football scholarship. Shortly after graduation, he began his career in sales for the West Elizabeth Lumber Company eventually retiring as the Vice President of Sales. Buzz enjoyed a passion for horses and was the former owner of Moriarty Horse Farm as well as Master of the Saxonburg Hunt.

Buzz Moriarty's contribution to the Tri-State Region is legendary. For years he made his farm in Saxonburg, PA, available for all sorts of Pony Club activities from rallies and club meetings, to clinics and testings, to hosting Eventing and Tetrathlon Championships and the International Tetrathlon Exchange. Moriarty's farm even hosted the first rally offering Dressage, Show Jumping, and Eventing as separate disciplines in 1984. He served as Regional Supervisor for the Tri-State Region for four years. During that time he created a scholarship fund for C-3's and up and developed a regional instruction program that had no equal. Nationally, he served on the Board of Governors during which time he held the position of Vice-President of Membership Development. He was a long-time member of the National Eventing Committee and received the Founders Award in 2004. 

Angel Martin, former Pony Club member from the Tri-State Region, expressed it well:  “Buzz was larger than life and extraordinarily generous to so many Pony Club members, eventers, and foxhunters.  We are fortunate to have had him…  A formidable man, he brooked no nonsense but had a marvelous sense of humor".    

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October 24, 2017 Janet Weaver Thompson

Janet Weaver Thompson, formerly of Nashville - Age 80, died Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Berkeley Square Retirement Community. She was born in Hamilton on July 5, 1937.
She lived in Nashville, TN for many years and then moved back to Hamilton. She is the daughter of Paul and Nellie (Geisler) Weaver. She was a graduate of Hamilton High School and Ohio State University. She was a devoted mother, homemaker and had many interests. She enjoyed gardening and horses. She served as the District Commissioner of the Middle Tennessee Pony Club for two terms, running both the Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials and Nashville Charity Horse Show for four years. Later in life, she retired from the Butler County Common Pleas Courts. She worked in both the historic County Court House and was part of the transition to the current court house in 2000.

She is survived by Beth Thompson McCallum and spouse Marek McCallum, Washington D.C., Hannah Thompson Frank and spouse Gene Frank, Gibsonia, PA, Theodore Thompson IV and partner Rita Williams, Cornersville, TN, brother, David Weaver, grandchildren, Margaret Elizabeth Frank, Justine Koss-McCallum, and many loving nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Bob and John Weaver and their spouses Mary Ann and Alberta Weaver, sister-in-law Ann Weaver, and sister Kathleen Landrum and spouse Marvin Landrum.

A Memorial Service will be scheduled for later in the spring in Nashville for her Tennessee friends. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 644 Linn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or United States Pony Club, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Online condolences are available at

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October 4, 2017 Sylvia Hurd McDonald

The eldest riding member of the Arapahoe Hunt Club, Sylvia McDonald, died Oct. 4 in Denver at age 91. Born January 7, 1926 in Boston, Massachusetts, Sylvia was much more than just a member of Arapahoe Hunt. As a mentor and teacher, her language was often raunchy, her humor risqué, and her knowledge of limericks legendary, but she was also an unswerving stickler for correctly following the traditions of the sport. Sylvia rode and hilltopped, despite arthritic hands and a knee replacement, until age 90, when she hung up her spurs after riding with the Arapahoe Hunt for 63 years.
The youngest child of George Newell Hurd and Ruth Herrick, Sylvia was 12 when her riding instructor introduced her to foxhunting with the Dedham Hunt (now the Norfolk Hunt Club). She earned her junior buttons and a hunt whip at age 14.
Sylvia and Rowena Rogers founded Platte Valley Pony Club in 1956.  All five of Sylvia's children earned Pony Club certifications. In 1963, her daughter, Lyn became the second graduate “A” Pony Club member in Colorado (and just the sixth in the nation at the time). Laura earned her “B”, and Keith his “C”. Lyn and Laura are still active members of Arapahoe Hunt. Sylvia and Rowena were both honored by the title of “Pony Club Legend” at its 50th anniversary in 2004.

Among the most memorable of Sylvia’s many horses was the Shetland pony, Peanuts. At 11 hh, he was the first ride for many children. Peanuts once climbed three flights of stairs as a school prank, and he was pictured in a 1956 issue of the Chronicle of the Horse jumping over a 36" log. She was also profiled in the magazine on January 24, 2011 (see "Sylvia McDonald Has Always Believed in Being Correct").

Sylvia was a top-notch tennis player, as well, winning two singles championships, and with her partner, Mary Wolf, the Denver City Open ladies doubles tournament in 1975. Also an avid skier, she met her second husband, Dr. Roderick McDonald through skiing friends.
She is survived by her children: Lyn Robinson of Littleton, CO, Keith Robinson (Maureen) of Brewer, ME, Laura Roberts (Steve) of Larkspur, CO, Ricky Robinson of Las Vegas, NM; Charlie Robinson of Littleton, CO, and one grandson, Ian Robinson, of Brewer, ME. She is also survived by her husband Rod McDonald of Littleton, CO, four step-children, Cathy, Rory, Randy, and Rob, plus three step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren. She was an amazing person and will be missed by many.

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September 23, 2017 Shirley Blanche Fox

Shirley Blanche Fox, age 91, of Brookfield, CT. Passed away peacefully on the morning of September 23, 2017 in Danbury, CT.

Blanche, as she preferred to be called, was born in Jersey City, NJ to Charles J. and Irene B. (Reinhardt) Schmitt on May 13, 1926.
Blanche married W. Donald Fox in 1944 in Ridgewood, NJ. They were happily married for 60 years. Blanche was the District Commissioner for the Poverty Hollow Pony Club for over ten years and then became the Regional Supervisor for the Metropolitan Region.
Blanche is survived by her daughter, Jennifer I. Montgomery of Encinitas, CA.

Blanche was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. and Irene B. (Reinhardt) Schmitt, her brother, Charles G. Schmitt and her sister Irene M. (Schmitt) Moxley.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the United States Pony Club, 4041 Iron Works Pkwy., Lexington KY 40511.

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August 25, 2017 George Louis Helwig

George Louis Helwig, of Severna Park, Maryland, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, August 25, 2017.  He was in North Carolina at the time and had recently celebrated his 95th birthday.  George was born in Montclair, New Jersey on August 18, 1922, the son of the late Louis Henry and Marie, nee Dollmaier, Helwig of the same city.  George graduated from Montclair High School and Springfield College.  He served in the Army during World War II, landing in Normandy on D-Day, being stranded (for lack of gasoline) with his unit in the cellars of a Heidsieck winery on the way to Paris, and being in Paris on V-E Day.  George was awarded the Purple Heart and served in the Military Police at the Nuremberg Trials.  After the war George received a master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

George taught biology and was the Assistant Director of Athletics at Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine, from 1948 until 1959.  He met his wife, the former Sarah Virginia Lewis, known as Sally, in Hebron when she was visiting her sister, who was the wife of another member of the Hebron faculty.  They were married in Provincetown, Massachusetts on September 2, 1950.  George coached Hebron’s varsity track and ski teams and introduced soccer as a varsity sport.  He helped plan and build new facilities, including a ski jump, for the ski team and helped plan a new athletic complex that was completed in1963.  He was inducted into the Hebron Academy Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.

George became Director of Athletics at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio in 1959 and served in that capacity until 1974.  When he arrived at Reserve he discovered that no other high school in the state had a soccer team.  As the result of his efforts, for which he was recognized as the father of scholastic soccer in Ohio, almost sixty high schools fielded soccer teams by 1974.  George coached the weight men on the track team for many years.  School records in the shot put and discus, set in 1964 and 1965 respectively, by boys he coached still stand.  While living in Hudson George: served as the Chairman of the Hudson Recreation Board; was active in the Hudson Players, including playing Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls; and was a co-founder and District Commissioner of the Hudson Pony Club. He retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1973.

In 1974 George became the first Executive Director of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., a national non-profit organization modeled on the British Pony Club for, as George put it, kids and their horses.  He moved the organization’s offices from Dover, Massachusetts to West Chester, Pennsylvania.  During his tenure the number of members and clubs grew and activities and opportunities for member participation expanded.  George was largely responsible for establishing tetrathlon as a Pony Club discipline.  He and Sally accompanied a number of Pony Club tetrathlon teams to England and Ireland for international competitions.  National and local tetrathlon awards bear his name.  Long after George retired in 1987 he remained active in Pony Club as a Board member, national committee chair, and coach.  He received a United States Pony Club Founder’s Award in 1996 and was recognized as one of its Star Legends at the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2004.  While in West Chester George taught advanced first aid for and was active in the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

George and Sally moved to Amherst, Massachusetts in 1988.  George did fund-raising for the Clark School for the Deaf and the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Center and admissions work for Mount Holyoke.  While living in Amherst he took up sailing and began volunteering for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

George retired a second time in the mid-1990s and he and Sally moved to Severna Park, Maryland.  George continued to sail and volunteer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary.  He also volunteered for the United States Naval Academy sailing program.  For many years he coached shooting for the St. Margaret’s Pony Club tetrathlon team.  That team consistently earned top shooting scores in competition.  George attended Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, where he was a Deacon. George and Sally celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 2002 and their fifty-fifth anniversary before Sally died in January, 2006. 

George was an avid skier and skied into his 80s.  He became a member of the National Ski Patrol in 1947 and was active in the organization for over fifty years, teaching advanced first aid to members for many of those years.  He started patrols at a number of ski areas and patrolled at areas in New England, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the west.  He was the Regional Director of the Eastern Pennsylvania Region from 1979-1983 and, subsequently, the Director of the Eastern Division.  George was the recipient of the Eastern Pennsylvania Region’s 1982-1983 award for Outstanding Administrative Patroller, which is known as the George Helwig Award.

George is survived by: his children, Anne Adams, of Bethesda, Maryland, Karen Chambers (Bob Olsson), of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and David (Janice), of Durham, North Carolina; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  There will be a private memorial service in Provincetown next June.  For those wishing to make memorial contributions, the family requests that they be made to Days End Farm Horse Rescue (Maryland) and the Hospices of the Chesapeake (Maryland) and of Amarance and Carswell (North Carolina).

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January 22, 2017 Diane Claire Hunter

Diane Claire Hunter, 87, of Grants Pass, Oregon, died Sunday, January 22, 2017.  She was born on August 23, 1929 in San Louis Obispo, California.

She is preceded in death by her husband John.  She is survived by three children, Manda Doffing of Oregon, John of California and Mark of Nebraska, six grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

Diane’s love and commitment to horses and to teaching children lead her to the United States Pony Clubs during the 1970’s where she was a volunteer for more than thirty-five years.  Diane helped establish several clubs including Riverview Pony Club.  She and Jim Minger established the Camino Real Region where she served as VRS from 1991 through 2004.  At the national level she served on many committees, she was a National Examiner as well as Chief Horse Management judge.  Diane was a recipient of the USPC Founders Award and was honored at the USPC’s 50th Anniversary celebration as a USPC Legend.

Her legacy will live through the hundreds of children that she influenced their children and even a few grandchildren.  Through her encouragement Diane allowed us to think outside the box, to try new things.  She simply let us fly.

Cards and condolences may be sent to Manda Doffing at P.O. Box 816, Glendale, Oregon 97447

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October 17, 2016 Sherman Post Haight, Jr

Mr. Sherman Post Haight, Jr, age 93 of Hamilton, VA., passed away on October 17, 2016 after a long illness. Mr. Haight was born November 7, 1922 to the late Sherman P. Haight, Sr. and Anne Lyon Haight. Mr. Haight served in World War II, having enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 7th Cavalry Reconnaissance Platoon, of the 1st Cavalry Division in the South Pacific. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Mr. Haight was MFH of the Litchfield County Hounds from 1948 to1981. He was president of the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) from 1978 to 1981 and president of the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (USPC) from 1961 to 1964. In 1985 Mr. Haight along with Dr. Joe Rogers and Mr. Paul Krauss formed the Museum of Hounds and Hunting at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. He also found great joy in being outdoors, including shooting and fishing.
Mr. Haight’s business pursuits included president of E-Z Mills and president of A.S. Haight &Co. He also started the first farm winery in Connecticut, Haight Vineyard.

Mr. Haight is survived by his wife, Margaret Grahame Haight; three daughters, Nancy Hall Haight of Cartersville, Georgia; Mary Haight Armstrong, husband Allen Armstrong of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; Katharine Grahame Haight of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, two grandsons, Gilbert J. Armstrong and Francis S. Armstrong and two great grandchildren, Riley Faith Armstrong and Declan Gallagher. He is also survived by his sister Frances Tracy Haight Griswold of Litchfield, Connecticut and several nieces and nephews

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September 10, 2016 Helmut Graetz

Helmut Graetz, 90, passed Saturday, September 10, 2016, at home. We have lost a father, husband, friend, teacher and patriot; a man of unshakeable loyalty, compassion and commitment. Helmut's sense of honor and fairness was best communicated through his dedication to promoting, encouraging and sharing horsemanship with individuals and the community.

Helmut was a riding instructor and eventing coach for Keeneland Pony Club in Lexington, KY from almost its inception until the mid-2000’s. He was so influential on his students that he also became an instructor and coach for the Middle Tennessee Pony Club in Nashville, TN in the 1960’s. Not one to sit idle, Helmut was also the Vice Regional Supervisor and then Regional Supervisor of Midsouth Region for six years from 1986-1991. He joined the USPC Board of Governors from 1987-1989 and remained as a board advisory member for many more years. He helped host and organize regional and national rallies, and was a constant on the local Eventing scene as a regular volunteer. Helmut was often a warm-up steward who not only kept excellent track of order-of-go but could be a stand in coach for just about any rider at any level. In 1995, Helmut was chosen to receive a USPC Founders award at the Annual Meeting and Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah and in 2004 was nominated and received a prestigious Legends Award, given to members who had an impact on Pony Club for more than 50 years.

Helmut’s impact on Pony Club was only part of his influence on the greater Lexington horse community. He was the force in the training and development of the Lexington-Fayette Mounted Police Unit, a key player in the evolution of Central Kentucky Riding for Hope and the Masterson Station horse facility to name a few. He inspired love and respect for horses in more than one generation of all those who had the desire to take part. His sense of humor served to relax and reassure even the most timid riders. In addition, he successfully competed horses he trained as jumpers and eventers, which served as an example of what he believed worked. Helmut was a member of the group that brought the 1978 Three Day Eventing World Championship to the Kentucky Horse Park; the Rolex Three Day Event we enjoy today evolved. His sense of justice, perseverance, and quest for perfection transcended his horsemanship and manifested in his involvement with many charities, foundations throughout the area: Friends of KET, Best Friends Alzheimer's Care and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass.

Helmut retired as an engineer with IBM, Lexington, KY. Helmut leaves his wife of 64 years, Goodie, Versailles, KY; sons Michael Graetz, Lexington, KY, Glenn (Mary Katherine), Graetz, Versailles, KY and the spirit of son Andy Graetz, other loving relatives and many, many dear friends.

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July 17, 2016 Claire Harmon

Claire Joan Belletti Harmon, 62, of Missouri City, TX passed away on July 17, 2016.

Claire is survived by her husband, Brandan Harmon, her sisters Barbara Shames (Mark), June George (Chris), and Joanne Molle (Dean), her stepdaughters Melissa Sulzer (Andrew) and Katie Harmon, and her nieces and nephews Sean Molle (godson), Elizabeth Reiss, Megan Ford, David George, Melissa George, and Kaitlin Raab.

She is predeceased by her mother Dolores Loro Belletti, and her father, John Belletti.

Claire is a 1976 graduate of Ithaca College. She was an avid equestrian and longtime member of the United States Pony Club where she was an “A” graduate from Bridlewild Pony Club in the Eastern Pennsylvania Region. Furthering her Pony Club activities she was a sought after National Examiner, was an active Board of Governors member, and served on many committees. Most recently Claire  served as Vice President of Instruction. She travelled widely, and touched the lives of many students and members with her expertise, tenacity, and positive attitude. Claire lived her life with a deep abiding faith in God. She was a woman of style and grace.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to The United States Pony Clubs Penrose Fund, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

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May 14, 2016 John R. (Jack) Ernst

August 17, 1932-May 14, 2016
JOHN R. (JACK) ERNST, 83, passed away on May 14, 2016. Jack was a co-founder of Cravens Fabrics & Supplies, charter member of North Pulaski United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Navy, helped organize and was very active in the Rackensack Pony Club and co-organizer of the Jubilee Horse Trials. He also volunteered in many horse trials in neighboring states. Never a rider, but definitely a supporter of the English riding community.

Jack helped put the United States Pony Club and eventing on the map in the state of Arkansas through rallies and horse trials held at their Jubilee Farm in Gravel Ridge.

Jack and his wife bought Jubilee Farm early in their marriage when Jack was still in the textile business. They named it Jubilee after an old Methodist hymn which sang of the year of Jubilee. The word “Jubilee” also began and ended with Jack’s initials. So began the legacy of the one of the longest consecutively running horse trials in the history of the United States Eventing Association.

Preceded in death by wife, Barbara J. Bryant Ernst; mother, Kana Lou Cravens; and step-father, Henry Cravens. Survivors include two daughters, Wendy Tittle of North Little Rock and Gail McManus of Colorado and grandson, Tommy Lee Gullahorn III of Texas.

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March 30, 2016 Roger Haller

March 13, 1946 - March 30, 2016

Roger Haller, 70 of Oxford, passed away from cancer on Wednesday, March 30. The son of Elliot Haller and Jean Haller Reid, Roger grew up with a love for horses. He was riding and competing in equitation classes by  9-years-old, and became involved in the Junior Essex Troop, which was a riding group for schoolboys in the area. By 17-years-old Roger  was riding at the United States Equestrian Team’s (USET) Headquarters in Gladstone, N.J. Roger was a member of the Somerset Hills Pony  Club and achieved his ‘A’ rating at the age of 18.

By his early twenties, Roger served as Area II Chairman, on the Board of the United States Combined Training Association (USCTA), the Board for the United States Pony Club (USPC) and on the American Horse Show Association’s (AHSA) Events Committee.

Roger’s family farm, Hoopstick Farm, in Bedminster, N.J., became the original site of the Essex Horse Trials thanks to many efforts of Roger and his parents. The Essex Horse Trials hosted their first event in 1968, and Roger was the first organizer, course designer and course builder for the event.

Roger’s contributions to the sport of eventing are nearly impossible to list. He was a course designer, technical delegate, judge, organizer and volunteer. Roger designed the cross-country courses for such notable events including the 1978 World Championships in Lexington, Ky. and the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Ga. He officiated in 46 different states and 14 countries as well as judging at major events across North and South America including Rolex Kentucky.

He was a life-long volunteer of the former USCTA (now USEA), and served as Vice President with Denny Emerson, a member of the Rules Committee and Editor of USCTA News. He also served on what is now called the USEF Eventing High Performance Committee and the USEF Technical Committee. Most recently, Roger served as the Executive Director of the Pan American Equestrian Confederation’s General Assembly.

Roger knew the sport inside and out and could nearly recite the rulebook, as he was a major contributor to its composition. He was a member of the FEI’s Eventing Committee and in 1990 he, alongside Hugh Thomas, revised the rules for eventing. The changes they implemented helped bring the sport into the “modern era” and introduce the star system, which is now a central part of the sport on an international stage.

In addition to his behind-the-scenes roles, Roger also had many successes in his personal riding. He rode through the Advanced and three-star level with his own Golden Griffin. He spent the summer of 1975 training in England with Griffin and was entered in the Badminton Horse Trials that spring.

Roger was inducted into the USEA Hall of Fame in 2012. Eventing as we know it is thanks to Roger’s many years of service. He was surely one of the most dedicated individuals to eventing, and his legacy will live through the sport.

Roger is survived by his wife, Ann Haller, another life-long supporter of eventing, his sister Barbara Pace and step-siblings Sidney Funston and Richard Reid.

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January 24, 2016 Nancy Force Newton

Nancy Force Newton, 74, died peacefully on January 24, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. Nancy was born October 8, 1941 in Piedmont, CA, the daughter of George H. Force and Hannah Hay Force.

Nancy thoroughly enjoyed managing and living on her 125-acre horse farm, Antebellum Farm. She purchased the farm with her late husband, Norman E. Newton, in 1976, and began to build the farm into a successful horse boarding operation and became active in the equestrian world. For several years, she was District Commissioner of Keeneland Pony Club while her children participated, as well as helped to begin Jumpstart Horse Trials. She was the proud owner of Crimson Flash, who was an Advanced level event horse who competed at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. With great talent and ambition, for years she organized the Sayre School Horse Show and later began organizing two annual combined training and dressage horse shows on Antebellum Farm.

Nancy was very active and enjoyed participating in a variety of activities with friends and family, such as driving her pony, Dewey, cooking like a professional chef, going to the opera, skiing with her family, fishing with her brother, and traveling to Paris and the world with an adventurous spirit that she graciously shared with her children and grandchildren. Nancy graduated from Rowland Hall boarding school and Stanford University, with a major in French, where she played on the Stanford tennis team. She lived in Paris where she met her husband of nearly 35 years while serving as a cultural liaison for the U.S. Army. With a talent for languages, Nancy spoke French, Spanish, and Italian. After living in New York City for two years, they followed the corporate world to Summit, New Jersey and Southport, Connecticut before settling in Lexington, Kentucky.

Nancy is survived by her brother, Raymond Charles Force III; sons, Norman Christopher (Carrie) Newton of Lexington, KY and William Leonard (Claire) Newton of Richmond, VA; daughter, Mary Blair (Joseph) Bennett of Lakeland, FL; seven adored grandchildren (Dylan, Hunter, Will, Nick, Jeff, Maggie, and Hannah-Blair) who will greatly miss her; and her beloved Sammy II; and a number of other relatives and close friends.

Visitation open to all friends and family Saturday, January 30, 2016, noon-6:00 p.m. at Nancy’s home on Antebellum Farm, 1984 N. Yarnallton Pike. Graveside service and memorial for family and friends to follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Baptist Health Foundation Lexington, 1800 Nicholasville Road, Suite 104, Lexington, KY 40503 or Masterson Equestrian Trust Foundation, PO Box 12042, Lexington, KY 40580.

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January 21, 2016 Dr. Polly Kochan

Dr. Polly Shriver Kochan passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, at the age of 62. She is survived by her husband, co-adventurer and lifelong best friend, Jeff; her children, Andrew, Michael and Alexandra; her grandson, William; and her siblings, David, Maggie and Peter Shriver.

Polly was born and raised in Greensburg. The daughter of Dr. Alan Ward and Sara Jane Stratton Shriver, she was an accomplished Pony Club graduate A from the Westmoreland Hunt Pony Club in the Tri-State Region. She graduated from Sweet Briar College with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1975, before earning her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. Professionally, Polly devoted her life to helping others, displaying passion and compassion in equal measure. She held faculty positions in radiology at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Miami School of Medicine, Temple University Children's Medical Center and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Polly was an excellent physician and an outstanding patient advocate, and in 2007, she was named a fellow with the prestigious College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Polly's passions included reading, travel, stained glass and an inexorable devotion to the Pittsburgh Steelers. She was always at her best in the outdoors, be it in a canoe, at a scouting event or with a fly rod in her hand, and her true passion was Yellowstone. From her first visit in 1987 she never missed a year "out west," and she was never happier than in her cabin in the woods. In 2014, Polly finally realized a lifelong dream, retiring fulltime to Jackson Hole, Wyo. She will forever be remembered by her husband as his best friend and the love of his life. By the rest of us, she will be remembered as the most animated, thoughtful and caring person we've ever known. She was taken from us far too soon.

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November 21, 2015 Geriann Louise Henderson

June 7, 1989- November 21, 2015 A Celebration of Life written by Geriann’s mother, Debra Henderson:

In a hurry to arrive in this world, Geriann made her appearance 10 weeks early on June 7, 1989. She was always ahead of the curve. Riding a two wheel bike without training wheels before 13 months was a hint of the athleticism she was gifted with. In her youth, she was active in raising 20 Guide Dogs for the Blind, United States Pony Club, graduating with a Horsemanship A level (H-A). She participated in Tetrathlon while with USPC, which led to competitive swimming, shooting, and then later involvement in Pentathlon which included fencing.

Geriann was homeschooled thru high school. She graduated with honor at 1 Sfrow Delta Charter school in New Jerusalem, CA. Her family moved to Colorado to allow Geriann to pursue her Olympic dreams. When she was 17, it was decided to leave that path and go forth with her education. She attended Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, followed by the University of Colorado also in Colorado Springs.During this time, she rode horses competitively in Eventing. Thanks to the support of some fantastic trainers- Gina Miles, Deb Rosen and the upper levels with Hawley Bennett she was successful in this endeavor. When Eventing was put on hold for flying she was a 3*** eventer with her horse, Kingslee.

Geriann discovered another passion in flying. The joy it gave her daily to lift into the heavens was apparent to all who knew her. After basics, she took CPI in Las Vegas, then Standards in Jacksonville, Florida. Reaching higher standards, teaching others to fly and showing them that "better" always existed, were exciting for her. When the opportunity presented itself for Standards Instructor, she was delighted. While she lived in Florida doing part time charter work, Geriann experienced an exciting highlight in meeting Nat McCain. This wonderful gentleman was her "Flight Dad:' He mentored her to her first Jet flight with the Phenom 100.

Later she had the fortune to go to Phoenix, AZ. Though Geriann was only there a short time, she loved the people she worked with-her Regional Manager, Josh Kline, her boss John Amico and the support of ATP upper management. Geriann loved the opportunity of Aerobatic flight, parachuting, hiking, the people who sought adventure in their spare time. It was her home, she was really happy there and we thank all for welcoming her warmly.

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November 20, 2015 Austin H. Kiplinger

Austin H. Kiplinger, a journalist and financial publisher who was a leader in the civic and cultural life of Washington and Montgomery County for more than seven decades, died November 20, 2015 at Montgomery Hospice's Casey House in Rockville, MD, after a brief illness under hospice care at his home in Bethesda. He was 97. Born in Washington, DC on September 19, 1918, Austin Huntington Kiplinger was reared in D.C. and Arlington, VA. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell in 1939, as a government major and member of Telluride Association and Delta Upsilon fraternity. He studied economics at Harvard the following year.

His professional reporting was first published when he was 18. He married Mary Louise (Gogo) Cobb, of Winnetka, Ill., whom he had met the year before in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she was vacationing with her parents and he was scouting young ladies to invite to an Officers Club party at the Naval Air Station. Kiplinger's journalism career spanned more than a half-century, with work on newspapers from 1936 through 1941, local and network radio and television news in the 1950s, and newsletters, books and magazines in the 1960s through 80s.

An avid foxhunter for 30 years with the Potomac Hunt in Montgomery County, in the early 1980s he offered the hunt a site for its steeplechase course at Montevideo, his historic farm in Seneca, MD, where the races are still held in May. He was a co-founder in 1961 of the Seneca Valley Pony Club, which is still centered at Montevideo. A supporter of Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve, Kiplinger was among the first landowners to sell the development rights from his farm to the county's new easement program in 1989. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, as president of the Washington International Horse Show, then held at the D.C. Armory, he helped elevate it to the top tier of indoor shows, attracting the finest open-jumping horses and riders as well as international equestrian teams.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Historical Society of Washington, 801 K St., N.W., Washington, DC 20001; the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850; or the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, DC 20566.

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October 26, 2015 Nichole R. Sanders

Nicki was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Dr. Nick Riegler and Mary Jane. She was a graduate of St Mary’s Hall (’72), Southern Methodist University B.A.(’76), and Baylor Nursing School B.S.N (’78). She was a nurse for over 35 years in a variety of positions and she used that experience to serve as a Nurse Educator in the LPN program at Southern Regional Technical College in Thomasville passing on her knowledge, compassion and skills to the next generation of nurses. Most recently she used her experiences as a two time cancer survivor to serve as a Nurse Cancer Navigator at Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Florida.

Her other passion was her horses and Pony Club. She served as DC for Live Oak Hounds Pony Club, RS of Sunshine Region and on several National Committees. Her involvement with the children and horses of Pony Club earned her “honorary mom” status to many which was a great reward to her.

Nicki courageously beat Hodgkins Lymphoma at age 17, and Breast Cancer four years ago. Those fights were not without cost, and the damage to her body from those battles led to her recent illness.  A true warrior, she fought long enough to be surrounded by her family, before passing away peacefully at Archbold Medical Center on October 26, 2015. Nicki is survived by her loving husband, Dr. Chuck Sanders, her son Chip Sanders, her daughter Dr. Laurel Berry,  her son-in-law Christopher  Berry and her granddaughter Emory Berry. She is also survived by sisters Mary Jane Cheatham, Becky Yates, Barbara Riegler and Kathy Johnson as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

Nicki was an inspiration and guide to so many. She was an amazing wife, mother, sister, grandmother, friend, teacher, and nurse and will be missed by all who knew her

In honor of Nicki’s spirit of putting others before herself, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations in her name to one or all of these three organizations that were very dear to her: Kickin’ Cancer; Joanna Francis Living Well FoundationUnited States Pony Club (The Hildegard Neil Ritchie Foxhunting Fund).

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October 3, 2015 David M. Crystal

W. Bloomfield: October 3, 2015, as a result of complications from heart disease, at age 73. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Crystal; two daughters, Rebecca (Roman) Pizmoht of Rapidan, VA and Abby (Matt) Scott of Walworth; granddaughter, Emily Scott; brother, Robert Crystal of Florida; many nieces and nephews, as well as cherished brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

David retired as a professor of mathematics and statistics at RIT and was honored with the title of Professor Emeritus. Also a very active member of the community, he formerly served on the Bloomfield Board of Education and as President of the Four County School Boards Association. He served on the board for Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES. Most recently, he served on the West Bloomfield and Ontario County Planning Boards. As well as his civic involvement, David was involved in the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. at the local, regional and national level. He served as Regional Supervisor of the Western New York region from 1994-2003 and served on the Board of Governors from 1999 to 2001. He also served on committees in the United States Eventing Association. For 25 years, he and his wife served tirelessly as volunteers in the organizing of the Stuart Horse Trials, held in Victor. He will be remembered fondly for his photographic skills, love of gourmet cooking and fierce dedication to his family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association , P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220 or the United States Eventing Association's Young Event Horse Program, 525 Old Waterford Rd., NW, Leesburg, VA 20176.

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June 28, 2015 James Blaine Holloway, Jr., MD

James Blaine Holloway, Jr., M.D. a retired Lexington surgeon and community leader died peacefully at home. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School, and was granted a BS degree from Yale University. At Yale he was a member of the 1942 NCAA Championship Swimming Team and of the St. Elmo Society. He received his M.D. degree from Yale School of Medicine in 1945. He completed an internship at Duke University Hospital, and a 4-year surgical residency in the Emory University System.

After serving four years of active duty in the U.S. Navy he retired as a Lt. Commander. In 1952 he joined the Lexington Clinic, and he started his private practice in 1964. In 1970 he founded Surgical Associates, a multispecialty group with twelve members when he retired in 1987. After retiring, he worked a year as the Medical Director for Medicaid for the Commonwealth and Medical Director for Medicare for 10 years. He served as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at both Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East. He served on the Board of Trustees at the Frontier Nursing Service and performed pro bono surgery. He served as President of the Fayette County Medical Society and the Kentucky Medical Society. Dr. Holloway received several Distinguished Service Awards from; KMA, the Kentucky Hospital Association, Kentucky Medical Insurance Co., and FCMA.

He was on the Board of Trustees for Midway College, the Kentucky Medical Association, the Iroquois Hunt, the Woodford Hounds, the United States Pony Clubs, Inc., and the NSHA. He served on the Vestry Christ Church Cathedral. He was the MFH of the Iroquois Hunt and an honorary Whipper- In, and a Field Master at Woodford Hounds.

After designing the High Hope Steeplechase course at the Kentucky Horse Park; he founded Equestrian Events Inc. leading the effort to bring the World Equestrian Championships to Lexington. This event is now known as the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. He felt that his life was a walk through the Elysian Fields. He loved his family, his hunting and his surgical career. There were no complaints and few regrets. "It is not whether you won or lost but how you played the game." Kipling. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Katherine S. Holloway, two daughters, Elizabeth H. Playforth (Herman) and Katherine H. Potter, (Berry), a son, James Blaine Holloway, III, all of Lexington and grandchildren, Nelson J. Martin, Las Vegas, NV, Sarah K. Martin, Lexington, KY and John S. Playforth (Krupa) of Arlington, VA and great-granddaughter Simran H. Playforth.

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May 30, 2015 Mike Jackson

Mike Jackson, 52, of Stanford, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. Born Friday, Dec. 7, 1962, in Northbrook, Illinois, he was the son of G. Robert Jackson of Glenview, Illinois, and the late Catherine Neild Jackson. His loving wife, whom he married Oct. 6, 1990, is Gail Fischer Jackson of Stanford.

Mike was the vice president of Ephraim McDowell Health and administrator of Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford. Mike was a past recipient of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Professional Award and was past Kentucky Hospital Association district director. He was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Danville, where he also served as an elder. 

Mike was an active member of Stanford Rotary Club, where he served as president, past president and incoming president in July 2015. Mike was also the incoming Rotary district governor and was a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary. He was actively involved in United Way, Relay for Life and Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. He was a board member for Farmers National Bank and a board member for Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

Shannon Andrews DC of Wilderness Trace Pony Club remembers Mike Jackson not as just a Pony Club Dad, “[…] he filled so many other roles and needs within our club. He was our tech guru, keeping our website updated and running, he was our personal photographer for each and every girl he always managed to capture the most amazing pictures of our girls that showed the love that they have for their horses and the sport of equestrian riding and he was our safety officer at mounted meetings. […]”

In his spare time, he enjoyed photography, golf and boating. In addition to his wife and father, Mike leaves behind two daughters, Monica Jackson and Bethany Jackson, both of Stanford; two brothers, Jim Jackson of Chicago, Illinois, and John Jackson (Angela) of Little Rock, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.

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March 18, 2015 Howard Malcolm "Mickey" Skipper

Howard Malcolm "Mickey" Skipper, 78, a resident of Harwood for 13 years and previously of Annapolis, died on Wednesday, March 18 at his home after a one and a half year bout with cancer. Born on January 14, 1937 in Annapolis, Mickey was a 1955 graduate of Annapolis High School. He served with the National Guard for six years and worked at the family owned and operated business, Skipper Fuel Oil of Annapolis. He played minor league baseball with the St. Louis Cardinal's organization. Later in life he was the umpire and chief for the state of Maryland.

Mickey served as the Maryland Regional Supervisor for the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. for a total of twenty-three years and Maryland Vice Regional Supervisor for five years. He also served on the USPC Advisory Committee in 2005 and received several awards including the Founders Award in 2002, the USPC Jubilee Legend Award in 2004, and the USPC Festival Legend Award in 2011. He was a Life Member of both the Elk's Club in Annapolis and The United States Pony Clubs. Mickey enjoyed trains, all sports and woodworking.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Skipper whom he married in 1958; his daughters, Kimberly Cranford of Rose Haven and Karen Owens of Severna Park; his sister, Peggy Galloway of Stevensville and his grandsons, Adam Nuthall of Severna Park and Matthew Cranford of Rose Haven. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , 1041 MD Rt. 3 North, Gambrills, MD 21054.

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February 19, 2015 Sara McDuffie Hardaway

Sarah McDuffie Hardaway, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, February 19, 2015.

Mrs. Hardaway was born on February 26, 1925 in Columbus, Ga., the daughter of Dr. James H. and Lucile Peacock McDuffie. She was an active member of the arts and education community in Columbus, serving on the board of directors for the Columbus Museum and the Springer Opera House, Trinity and Brookstone schools, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival in Montgomery. She also served on the board of the Junior League of Columbus. She was instrumental in establishing the Midland Pony Club in 1956, serving as the secretary in its first years then becoming DC from 1958 to 1961. Sarah also became a Life Member of The United States Pony Clubs in 1975. She was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church, the Columbus Town Committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Georgia and was Historic Columbus Foundation's Honored Lady in 1997.

Mrs. Hardaway grew up in the Overlook neighborhood and attended Wynnton and Columbus High Schools as well as Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She enjoyed shooting, horseback riding, gardening, entertaining and collecting American art.

Survivors include her husband of 69 years Benjamin Hurt Hardaway III; her daughters Page Hardaway Flournoy, Mary Lu Hardaway Lampton, Susannah Hardaway, and Ann Hardaway Taylor; her sister Mary McDuffie Redmond, seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Columbus Museum, the Springer Opera House or Columbus Hospice.

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January 19, 2015 Jan Goodmundson

Janis Elizabeth (Waddington) Goodmundson, died at Chesapeake General Hospital on January 15, 2015, after a long illness. Jan was born on October 27, 1949, in Providence, RI to Ken and Sara Waddington.

Jan is survived by her husband, Cmdr. Gary, USN, ret; children, David, Megan, Alex (Ashley); brother, David; nieces, Michaela Archer and Shawna Lomonaco; grandson, Jacob Thorvald; great nieces, Colby, Madison, Sydney, and Adriana; great nephew, Christopher. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ken and Sara; paternal grandparents, George and Elizabeth; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Elizabeth DeCesare.

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Jan retired from her nursing career at St. Mary's in April, 1999 and increased her volunteer hours with Pony Club, where she held many positions on the local, regional and national levels. She served on the Board of Governors, organized fundraising, competitions, educational clinics, rallies, rating seminars and other events. She served as a member and chair of several committees over the course of twenty-seven years. She received the USPC Founder's Award in 2008, which is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution to the organization at the national level.

Jan was a member of the USPC Board of Governors 2000-2005 and joined the Advisory Committee in 2008.  She was a tireless champion for youth, both abled and disabled. The lives she touched at points in her professional and volunteer careers are vast, numerous and enduring.

A memorial service and celebration of Jan's life will take place on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen, Martyr Catholic Church in Chesapeake, VA. A reception will be held at the home immediately following. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Bridge Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on Jan's behalf to The United States Pony Clubs, 4041 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40511. Condolences maybe expressed to the family here. Additional Information may be found here.

A Note from Pony Club: Jan Goodmundson has been active in Pony Club since the 1980s in the roles of parent, volunteer and leader. Her daughter is a graduate H-A. Jan was the Joint DC and then DC of Crescent Bay Pony Club, Old Dominion Region, between 1989 and 1995. She revitalized the club by increasing membership and keeping older members active. To everyone’s benefit, Jan started a thorough and meaningful Rally Readiness Program.

Jan co-chaired the Old Dominion Region’s Mega-Rally 1994-1995. She became Vice RS in 1996 and then RS, a position she continued to hold until 2010.  She served as the Regional Treasurer from 2011 until her passing. At the regional level, Jan has initiated successful fundraisers and promotes involvement of upper level members by providing educational opportunities for them. A special achievement for Jan is the yearly DC Retreat, providing training for new DCs, yearly review of responsibilities, and helpful hints. This retreat promotes cohesion of club leaders and strengthens club programs through networking.

Jan was a member of the Board of Governors 2000-2005 and joined the Advisory Committee in 2008.

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December 31, 2014 Janice Helen Rubley Czyzewski

Janice Czyzewski, 72, of Harrisonburg, VA, passed away on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 14, 1942, in Danbury, CT, and was the daughter of the late Helen Jessie (Brownell) and Raymond Christopher Rubley, Sr.

On June 29, 1968, she was united in marriage to Robert Paul Czyzewski, Sr., who survives. Also surviving are her sons, Robert P. “Robb” Czyzewski, Jr., and wife, Beth Partington, of Chapel Hill, NC; Nathan Tad Czyzewski and husband, Matthew Turley, of Washington, DC; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Raymond C. Rubley, Jr.

Jan graduated Bethel High School Class of 1959 and Dean College in Franklin, MA, Class of 1964. She was a lifelong lover of animals, especially horses, and was a member of The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., where she served as the Vice Regional Supervisor of the Old Dominion Region from 1996-2006. An avid gardener and home cook, Jan enjoyed her herb and vegetable gardens, and loved to try new recipes. Prior to moving to Harrisonburg, she was active in the Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethel, CT, and the First Church of Christ Congregational in Old Saybrook, CT.

In addition to her husband and children, her sister-in-law, Patricia Rubley of Waynesboro, VA, and nieces, Deborah Zabin of Trumbull, CT, and Catherine Hart of Waynesboro, comforted and cared for her until she passed.A private memorial service will be held at the family home and interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Bethel, CT, at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sentara-RMH Hospice, 2010 Health Campus Dr., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, or Cat’s Cradle, PO Box 2128, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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December 8, 2014 Nancy Love

A mere 22 days after losing beloved husband John Love of 51 years, Nancy passed away on Dec. 8, 2014.

Educated in California - Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Chadwick Seaside School and Westlake School for Girls. Nancy was an incredible woman whose passions included golf (St. Andrews Links, Turnberry Golf Course and Muirfield Golf Course, in England,) Royal Dornoch Golf Facility and Royal County Down Golf Club in Ireland) among many other other courses. She was a very talented interior designer working in Beverly Hills, California, Madison, Wisconsin, Columbus, Ohio and finally on the Monterey peninsula. Nancy absolutely loved to entertain her friends, always with great style and flair.

She and John traveled all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and of course England and Ireland. She was also president of The Arizona Zoological Society which she founded in 1962. Always keeping up with the ever changing world, Nancy loved her computer and enthusiastically kept learning new things. The loss of her favorite "rescue dog" Nicholas Nickleby was especially hard for Nancy as she was in declining health.

Nancy was a Life Member and a Heritage Society Member of The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. Her late husband, John Love, served as USPC’s President from 1975-1977.

Nancy and John are survived by loving sons Scott Love and Pete (Jeanne) Horner; grandchildren Tracy (Mikelina) Horner, Sam (Teresa) Horner and Kristy Kloberdanz; great-grandchildren Brooke and Riley Brennan, Lauren and Jacob Kloberdanz, Sammy and Amanda Horner and Cheyenne Horner.

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November 16, 2014 John Lawrence Love

John passed away at home with his loving son and caregiver at his side on November 16, 2014. Born in Brighton, Sussex, England, John was fully educated in England, joined the Royal Marines (1945 – 1949) and was appointed to The Gordon Highlanders with a rank of Captain.

John held many positions in the hospitality industry with the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park and the Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Arizona among his favorites.

His passions were golf, horses, fly-fishing, and yes, needlepoint, all of which brought him tremendous pleasure. But his true passion was Nancy, his loving wife of 51 years. John was a member of the Cypress Point Golf Club in Pebble Beach since 1972 and was president from 1991 through 1997. He was also president of The United States Pony Club, Inc., from 1975-1977.

He and wife Nancy opened up the J Bar L Dude Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and later owned the Lobos Lodge in Carmel, California. Survived by loving wife Nancy; sons Scott Love and Pete (Jeanne) Horner; nieces Jane Tasse, Ann Thompson Hill, Sara Gay, Mary Ann Macalpine, Virginia Brown, Elisabeth Richardson and Franchesca Wheller and nephew Simon Love. Per John's wishes there will be no service but the family would appreciate any donations to the charity of your choice.

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September 2, 2014 Barbara Dreyer

Barbara Dreyer, founder and CEO of Connections Education, passed away on the morning of September 2, 2014 after battling stage four breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, John, and her two daughters, Katie, 22, and Chrissy, 19, and her mother Gine Huss. An innovator in online education, Barbara founded Connections Education in 2001 and it is now one of the fastest growing online schools in the nation, educating thousands of full-time and part-time students every year. She was the recipient of numerous education awards and was named Towson University’s Alumni of the Year in 1997. She was passionate about education and assembled a team devoted to improving online learning for students. Outside of the office, Barbara loved riding horses, gardening, and spending time with her family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Barbara J. Dreyer Connections Cares Foundation, or the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. (Published in Baltimore Sun on September 4, 2014)

A note from Pony Club: Barbara Dreyer was Club Treasurer of the Long Green Pony Club in the Maryland Region. She was obviously a very influential leader, as there were many online articles from colleagues (Forbes, etc.) regarding her passing. There was even a letter from President and Mrs. Obama extending thoughts and prayers during her illness proudly posted on her blog. Her younger daughter is still in Pony Club.

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August 18, 2014 Trip Hoffman

Lloyd Oliver Hoffman, III (Trip), age 59, of Tryon, North Carolina died Monday, August 18th, 2014. Trip was born in Omaha, Nebraska and was the son of Joann and Lloyd O Hoffman, Jr. (Bud) also of Tryon.

Trip was a graduate of The McDonough School in Baltimore, MD, attended the University of Maryland, the University of the Americas in Mexico City and was a graduate of Porlock Vale Academy in Cornwall, England. Trip was an avid equestrian and held an A rating with the United States Pony Clubs through the Annapolis Pony Club. He was a selected back up rider of the US Olympics equestrian team of 1980 and held two degrees from the British Horse Society.

Trip's equestrian career began in Annapolis, MD where he was a childhood member of the Annapolis Pony Club. He later founded The Greenbrier Stables and was also an active member of the Marlboro Hunt. Trip moved to the Middleburg, VA area in 1978 where he was instrumental in growing The Dominion Saddlery business and also relocated Greenbrier Stables. He founded February Farms, a horse breeding operation, and was involved in the early import, development and breeding of Jack Russell terriers in the US. He was a member of the Middleburg & Orange County Hunts.

In 1988, Trip moved to Key West, FL and served on the Board of Old Island Restoration Society for many years. While in Key West, Trip was a real estate agent with Key West Sotheby's International Realty and obtained the recognition as one of the top real estate agent/brokers in the Florida Keys for many years.

Trip moved to Tryon in 1997. He was as a dedicated supporter of the Foothills Humane Society and served as a member of the Events Committee and Development Committee of the Tryon Fine Arts Center. His creative talents contributed to the success of many TFAC fundraisers. Trip also served on the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center Board of Directors. He was on the Board of Directors of the Tryon Riding and Hunt Club. As an avid fox hunter, he was a member of the Tryon Hounds where he acted as the social chairman for their hunts and was also a member of the Green Creek Hounds. He was a member of the Tryon Congregational Church.

Trip's talents included gardening, reading, traveling and boating. He was known among his many friends and clients for his expertise in decoration and design. Trip embraced life to the fullest. He never met a stranger and made everyone he met feel as if they were his best friend. He is survived by his partner, Scott McFall Lamm, and his parents, Joann and Bud Hoffman. He is also survived by his sister, Ann Thomas of Seattle, Washington; a brother, Rick Hoffman of Washington, DC; his twin sisters Kate Brown of Annapolis, MD and Beth Maust of Richmond, VA.; and ten nieces and nephews: Abbey and Stuart Thomas; Mimi, Bridget, Chase and Meredith Brown; and Devon, Maggie, Olivia and Ellie Maust.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Foothills Humane Society, P.O. Box 126 Tryon, NC 28782; or to the Congregational Church of Tryon 210 Melrose Ave. Tryon, NC 28782

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July 11, 2014 Judy Thayer

Devoted trainer and horse show volunteer Judy E. Thayer of Kirkwood, PA died July 11, 2014, three weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. She was 58.

Mrs. Thayer was born in Englewood, NJ on April 23, 1956 to Robert and Eileen Erickson and caught the horse bug early. After graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in animal science, she went to work as a trainer at Radnor Hunt Stables (PA) under Sally Graburn. When Graburn retired in 1981, Mrs. Thayer purchased the farm and continued to manage its day-to-day operations and lesson program with her husband of 32 years, Edward “Ed” Thayer, by her side.

She competed through the intermediate level in eventing. Her lifelong passion for horses also inspired her to devote much of her time to volunteering in the horse world. Mrs. Thayer was heavily involved with the Fair Hill International CCI*** (MD) as a volunteer since the three-day began in 1989. She helped to organize and manage the event, as well as served on the Fail Hill committee as treasurer. “Judy was the heart and soul of Fail Hill International, and it’s hard to imagine the organization without her,” said Charlie Colgan, the executive director of Fair Hill International.

Mrs. Thayer also served as chairman of US Combined Training Association (now the US Eventing Association (USEA)) Area II and volunteered as a show jumping coach for Pony Clubs around the Eastern Pennsylvania. Despite her busy schedule, she never missed a trip to the National Pony Club Championships to cheer on her students.

Mrs. Thayer is survived by her husband Ed; her father Robert Erickson; her brother Robert Erickson and his wife Betty of Coatesville, PA; and her sister Joanne Fritz and her husband Ross of Westtown, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her name to Fair Hill International at 378 Fair Hill Drive, Elkton, MD 21921.

To honor Judy Thayer’s memory, the USPC Show Jumping Committee created the Judy Thayer Memorial Coaching Award in 2014 to be given annually during USPC Championships. Winners of the award will receive a lifetime membership to generously donated by the website’s founder, Bernie Traurig a graduate of Meadow Brook Hounds Pony Club.

The award will be given to the person who best demonstrates the attributes of Judy’s coaching style. These ideals are the true measure of Judy Thayer’s character as demonstrated by her coaching, teaching, riding, and care of her horses. The coach will:
Show respect for the rider and especially for the horse or pony during and after competition.
Always encourage riders to focus on the positive in order to learn from each riding experience.
Recognize the simplest methods in coaching often create the best communication between riders and their horses or ponies.
The United States Pony Clubs Inc., gave the inaugural award at Show Jumping Championships held at the Kentucky Horse Park during USPC Festival. 2014 marks the first time in 30 years that Judy Thayer was not coaching riders from Eastern Pennsylvania and Delmarva Regions at Championships. This year’s winner is David “Skippy” Crawford of Elgin, IL who was coaching for the North Central Prairie Region. Skippy is an Australia Pony Club graduate who now rides and trains in Illinois.

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June 22, 2014 Margo Leithead

Margo Payne Leithead, 81, of Parsippany, NJ, and formerly of Asbury, PA, passed away on June 22, 2014. She was born on January 15, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of the late Herbert Allyn and the late Winifred Roberson Payne. She was raised in New York City, attended Miss Hewitt’s School, and made wonderful memories with her beloved governess, the late “Miss Maguire”.

Margo attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she earned her undergraduate degree. She went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing from Columbia University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania. She enjoyed a very successful career as an instructor for the Geisinger Medical Center School of Nursing, the Pennsylvania State University School of Nursing as well as the Jefferson University School of Nursing.

In addition to her nursing career, Margo was a very active volunteer for the United States Pony Clubs, a youth organization founded in Great Britain and devoted to young people under the age of 25 years and the care of their horses and ponies. She served as the President of Pony Club from 2004-2007. Pony Club has approximately 10,000 members in the United States. In addition, she was a very active parishioner at Christ Episcopal Church in Berwick. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In addition to many close and valued friends, especially Kay and John Carter of Stillwater, PA, Margo is survived by her husband Roger of Albany, NY, and their five children: Roger Jr., (Tad), his wife Sue, of Atlanta, GA, and their children: Barry and Michael; John, his wife Merry Kay, of Raleigh, NC, and their children: Matthew, Tyler, Braedan, Morgan and Brooke; Holly, of Lincoln Park, NJ, and her children Merrill, her husband Travis, Margo, Melinda and Morgan; Hannah, her husband Tim, of Lincoln Park, NJ, and their children Timmy, Brendan, Sean and Meghann; and Timothy, his wife Lauren, of Merion Station, PA, and their children Cailin and Duncan. She also has two great grandchildren, Anderson and Camille. In addition, she is survived by her beloved dog Sophie.








A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 28, at Christ Episcopal Church, 11:00 AM, 712 East 16th St., Berwick, PA, with an interment to follow at St. James Cemetery, Zaner’s Bridge Road, Stillwater, Pa. A party in celebration of her life will be hosted by her family at her old home, 413 Harrison Road, Orangeville, PA, at approximately 2:00 PM that day. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The United States Pony Clubs, Inc., 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511, or Hospice of NJ, 400 Broadacres Drive, Bloomfield, NJ 07003. Arrangements are in care of McMichael Funeral Home, Inc.

For those of you who were not fortunate enough to know Margo, she epitomized everything Pony Club strives to be for a very, very long time. She was a supporter of every level of the organization and every single member for most of her life. She concurrently held both the USPC Presidency and was treasurer for her local club. In addition to being a true friend to literally thousands of members, parents and volunteers, she was part of the staff’s family as well, always supportive and kind to each of us who were lucky enough to know her and she will be very deeply missed.

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June 21, 2014 Mary Elinor Butt Jenny

Mary Elinor Butt Jenny, VMD. age 89, died of natural causes Saturday, June 21, 2014 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with her daughter-in-law, Beth and one of her beloved dogs at her side.

Elinor was born November 11, 1924, in Philadelphia to the late James C. Butt and the late Dorothy Good Butt. Elinor’s vitality and passion were infectious to all who knew her. Her life was full of adventure, exploration, animals, and people.

A lifelong participant of Quaker Meeting for worship, she raised her children at London Grove and Bradford Meetings, but insisted they choose whether to join rather than enrolling them as birthright members. Elinor attended Friends Select School and graduated from Shipley School. She spoke fondly of summers riding mules for the Frontier Nursing Service while providing health care in rural Appalachia. A gifted pianist, she continued her education at Bennington College where she studied music. Facing initial resistance from her parents, she enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1949. She was one of the first women to graduate as a veterinarian in the United States.

She met her husband, Jacques Jenny, at vet school. They married in 1949 and raised five children while working together in veterinary medicine for many years. Jacques died in 1971.

In her veterinary practice, Elinor specialized in sport horse lameness as it related to movement and conformation. Her stock of horse analogies was legendary; any of life’s challenges could be related to a quirk of horse behavior, equestrian technique, or horsemanship. She and Jacques were remarkable in their ability to rehabilitate seriously injured animals of all kinds. Though she was shy with people, Elinor had a gift for dealing with animals and could not tolerate their suffering. At various times her home sheltered a menagerie that included snakes, birds, foxes, raccoons, a tortoise and a monkey.

Elinor was active with USET and USEF. She also devoted much of her time to the United States Pony Clubs, who honored her as a National Legend in 2004. She also wrote a long-running column in the Chronicle of the Horse. She bred and owned several successful thoroughbred sport-horses, most notably Heyday, who won individual Gold and team Silver at the Pan American Games Team Silver at the Olympics and Team Bronze at the World Equestrian Games.

Feisty and outspoken, she was an energetic freethinker who pursued life to the fullest. A lover of the outdoors, she was an avid foxhunter and also enjoyed fly-fishing, hiking and camping. She also was a gifted needlepoint artist and writer.

She traveled extensively to Europe, Africa, South America, Alaska and much of the western United States, including a temporary stint at a veterinary practice in North Pole Alaska, and another gathering horses and working cattle in Colorado. She loved Vinalhaven, Maine, where she spent most summers from childhood on and became fondly known to local residents simply as “Doctor.” Wherever she went she established lifelong connections with the people she met.

She is survived by five children: Madeleine Babette Jenny (James Cornell); Jacques Peter Jenny (Barbara); James Clement Jenny (Sandy); Nicholas Fridolin Jenny (Beth); and Edward Brian Jenny (Kim). She has 11 grandchildren, 6 nieces and 1 nephew.

A Celebration of Life will be at 6 pm on Friday, October 3, 2014, at London Grove Meeting, 500 W. Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  Refreshments to follow service. Burial will be private. Memorial donations to Peregrine Fund -or- Heifer Project would be appreciated.

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April 2, 2014 Anne Louise Roller

Anne Louise Roller, 53, of Denver, NC, died tragically in an auto accident in Charlotte, NC on April 2, 2014. Born September 8, 1960 in Sharon, CT, she was the daughter of Jane (Kennedy) Tuttle and the late George W. Tuttle of Lakeville, CT. She graduated from the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville in 1978 and Ithaca College in 1982.

Anne had a distinguished 28-year career in sports television. She was a multi-Emmy Award winner for her graphics work on the 1990 Indianapolis 500 Mile race for ABC Sports and the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for NBC Sports. For the last 10 years, she has been with ESPN in the Charlotte Regional Office as Manager of Motion Graphics and Creative Services overseeing graphic looks of ESPNU as well as all of the division’s syndicated sports productions. Most recently she was preparing for the launch of ESPN’s SEC Network.

Anne was an accomplished equestrian. In 2004 she was inducted into the United States Pony Club’s prestigious Academy of Achievement. She loved genealogy, and languages especially French and Italian and art. Outdoors she spent her time gardening, sailing and kayaking. She loved dogs but none more than her beloved Lucky.

Anne married Jim Roller on April 23, 1983 in Lakeville CT. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of Denver, NC and her mother, Jane Tuttle (originally from Lakeville, CT and currently living in Charlotte, NC), and four canines: Lucky, Sophie, Jack Foster and Harry. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either: The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Therapy Program at ,PATH International, C/O Path International Equine Services for Heroes, 7475 Dakin St. Ste 600, Denver, CO 80221  Phone: 303-452-1212 Or Humane Society of Concord Memorial for Anne Roller, P.O. Box 5347, Concord, NC 28027

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February 9, 2014 Ashley Elizabeth DeAngelo

Miss Ashley Elizabeth DeAngelo, Esquire, age 27, of Wingate, North Carolina, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014, at McWhorter Hospice House of Union County after a courageous battle with melanoma. She was a graduate C-3 from Cardinal II Pony Club in the Carolina Region. She practiced criminal law at Tinari Law in Philadelphia, PA. Ashley was a graduate of the University of Miami and Temple University Law School.

Miss DeAngelo was born on August 19, 1986, in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of David Arthur DeAngelo and Judith McNally DeAngelo. Survivors include her father and step-mother, David DeAngelo and wife, Tammy, of Wingate; her mother, Judith McNally DeAngelo of Wingate; her paternal grandparents, Arthur and Kathryn DeAngelo of Wingate; two step-brothers, Casey Ward and Kyle Ward, both of Wingate; her godparents, Stephen and Susan Norcini of Philadelphia, PA; and two cousins, Stephanie Norcini and Amanda Norcini, of Philadelphia, PA.

The family will receive friends Friday, February 14, 2014, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM prior to the Funeral Mass at 11 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Monroe, NC. In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made in Ashley's memory to United States Pony Clubs, Inc., 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511; or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital; P.O. Box 1000, Department 142; Memphis, TN 38148-0142.Davis Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Miss DeAngelo. You may invited to sign the on-line guestbook.

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January 12, 2014 Michael Lathrop Strang

Michael Lathrop Strang died at home on his ranch outside Carbondale, Colorado on January 12, 2014.

In 1967, inspired by George Beeman, legendary Master of the Arapahoe Hunt, Mike co-founded the Roaring Fork Hounds with the Honorable John Wendt. Mike served as joint-MFH until 2006. Shortly after starting the hunt, Mike and Kit organized and hosted the Roaring Fork Hounds Pony Club, which still thrives and meets regularly at the Strang Ranch.

Over the decades, the Strangs have hosted numerous Pony Club rallies, horse trials, Hunter Jumper shows, clinics and other equestrian activities on their ranch, and Mike was a regular presence, making sure participants, competitors, and spectators alike were comfortable, safe, and, most important, having fun. He was always proud to watch his "home-bred horses being ridden by home-bred daughters.” Mike was a big supporter of equestrian sports nationally. He was president of the board of the American Horse Trials Association,a non-profit corporation established to assist Three Day Event Riders and Organizers in raising tax-deductible financial support for national and international competitions. He also volunteered at the Atlanta Olympics, as well as regularly at the Radnor Three Day Event in Pennsylvania, and the Rolex Event at Lexington, Kentucky.

Strang is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kit, two daughters, Bridget and Laurie (Cunningham), and a son, Scott. His son Lathrop predeceased him.
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January 10, 2014 Lynn Beth Callahan

Lynn Callahan, 56, a long time USPC employee and family member, passed away suddenly on Friday, January 10, 2014. Lynn had been with Pony Club for over 10 years, running the Bookstore and performing other administrative duties.

She was a Riding Master graduate of the Meredith Manor School of Horsemanship and was actively involved in dog breeding and showing, most notably with Norfolk terriers. She is survived by her mother Judy Callahan, her brother Bob Callahan, his wife and son.

Lynn’s generous nature and warm smile will be missed by a broad range of people whose lives she touched.

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