Follow Mary Phelps and The Flying Gangsters
Horsesdaily's "Bossmare" Mary Phelps has travelled the country and the world with her camera and computer covering equestrian events, Documenting the dreams and achievements of many of the world's top athletes, as well as delivering stories of "People With a Passion for Horses" on this website. Established in 1997, Horsesdaily is the oldest website in Equestrian Sport. A longtime member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists, Mary has served the equine community since she began her career in 1980.
"Now it's my turn," said Mary. "I always have loved combined driving. When I had the chance to buy a pair of ponies, Classic American Shetlands, Al Capony and Bugsy Maloney in 2012, I just wanted to get a chance to be on the other side of the lens. Then we just kind of took off."
Two more ponies were added to the herd, all the same coloring, Kimba, a mare who had been rescued by The Kentucky Horse Park, then later put up for adoption, and Tony Da Pony, who quickly stepped up to the plate in 2018. Winners of the 2018 US Equestrian Horse of the Year award for Advance Pony Pairs, the ponies have also earned the Horse of the Year title for the Classic American Shetland Breed twice. "But it's not the awards and the ribbons that matter as much as the journey. I have worked with many amazing trainers along the way, and truly enjoyed this sport and the people involved."
In 2019 Mary and The Gangsters will be living and training in the Netherlands with long time friend and mentor Bram Chardon. Follow her adventures in this section, and enjoy the ride.
Thursday May 18 - Meet Ocala's Equine Movers and Shakers
Posted on May 15, 2023
Join the WEC-Ocala Breyer Fun Day this Saturday, May 21st
Posted on May 19, 2022
Pandur and Kimba
Posted on Jul 14, 2019
Ready to Get to Work
Posted on Jul 12, 2019
Preparing To Fly The Flying Gangsters
Posted on May 18, 2019
Help Mary and the Flying Gangsters Live Their Dream
Posted on May 11, 2019
US Equestrian Combined Driving Developing and Elite Driver Program 2018 Summer Highlights
Posted on Jul 16, 2018
Mary Phelps and "The Gangsters" Headed to Wellington for A Valentines Day Treat
Posted on Feb 6, 2018
Palm Tree CDE at Little Everglades
Posted on Jan 29, 2017
The Gangsters and Kimba's Second Annual Live Oak Combined Driving Event
Posted on Mar 14, 2016