Our latest Who's Who member was 17 in 1982, when she went to a “casting call” at The Kingdom of Dancing Stallions, in Buena Park, California. Owned by Edith Evans, the first woman to get a bullfighting license, the attraction near Knotts Berry Farms featured 36 Andalusian performance Stallions. For one and a half years our Who's Who member performed regularly, getting her own solo act, after learning the “tricks” of the high school movements of dressage. The attraction also included fellow dressage rider, Pam Fowler Grace. “I loved every minute of it, and Edith Evans was my idol. She was blond, and beautiful, and had charisma and energy, as well as being an incredibly talented horsewoman.” There were high hopes that such an exciting show, and attraction would be a success, but it was not to be.
Her destiny changed at the young age of 19, when she answered a classified ad in The Chronicle of the Horse. She packed up her gear, her stallion and moved to Massachusetts to work for Ralph Calico’s Reitergeist, a farm focused on importing European sport horses