July 2018 - Flying Changes
Written by CRM
Friday, 29 June 2018 19:33

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Marcia “Mousie” Williams

Marcia “Mousie” Williams began her long career in the horse world  showing hunters, jumpers, stock and trail horses. Her childhood love of horses grew into a life of dedication and service to the sport. An excellent rider, she was highly regarded by all. She was the Pacific Coast “A” Open Jumper Champion in 1961, 1964, 1965 and 1966 with her horse High Hopes and in 1963 with Hi Fi.

Following her career as a rider, she served the sport she loved as a trainer, administrator, judge and licensed official. In addition, she assisted in coaching many national and international riders. She always conducted herself as a professional and helped others to do the same.

Always willing to give of her time and talents, she impacted virtually everyone who followed her in the sport on the West Coast. A director of the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA), Williams was also on the AHSA (USEF) Zone 10 Committee and vice president of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame.

Williams served as Steward and Schooling Supervisor at the 1984 Olympic Games, 1992 and 2000 World Cup Finals and the 1995 Dressage World Cup Finals (Show Jumping Division). The AHSA Martini & Rossi Horsewoman of the Year in 1966, she was designated as a “Living Legend” some 30 years later at the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. In 1978 she received the Horsewoman of the Year Award from the California Professional Horseman’s Association (CPHA). In 1999 she won the Mark Mullen Sportsmanship Award, and in 2007, she was honored by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) as a recipient of the Federation’s Pegasus Medal of Honor. Williams was also honored with induction into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2004 and the CPHA Hall of Fame, and was a recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

This bio is taken from the Show Jumping Hall of Fame, into which Mousie was inducted in 2007.


Harry Chapman

The much-loved show jumping supporter and owner for Rich Fellers passed away in late May. While doing what he loved, cheering on his own and others’ horses, he suffered a stroke at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, British Columbia, and did not recover. Along with his wife Mollie, Harry was a cheerful, charming and generous presence everywhere from his homebase in Oregon, throughout the West Coast and well beyond. The Chapmans’ most famous horse is Flexible, Rich Fellers’ partner in winning the 2012 World Cup Finals, the first American pair to do so in 25 years, and on the 2012 Olympic show jumping team.

He will be very much missed by all who knew him, people and horses.


Pablito: 1994-2018

It is with heavy heart that I announce the loss of my stallion, Pablito (Pablo/Amsella/Arsenik), who passed away this week at the age of 24. When Pablito came to the U.S. he was the only Pablo son in North America. Pablito was found for me by Dr. Ludwig Christmann, Hanoverian Verband Deputy Breeding Director at the time. Dr. Ludwig and I thought he might be a good choice to follow in Kalypso’s footsteps with his pretty type and versatility. Pablito produced correct conformation and a lighter more elegant type with heavier mares. Pablito became a producer of many successful horses, especially eventers. Because of his nice movement and type he was chosen for many heavier dressage mares as well. Pablito produced many ‘8’ conformation scores and more premium foals than any of my other stallions.

Submitted by Edgar Schutte of EuroEquine, formerly partner in Rainbow Equus Meadows with his former wife Susan Worthington.


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