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Team #586 Ethlynne Woodford and Master Doc Leo

Team #586: Ethlynne (Lynne) Woodford and Master Doc Leo
From: Olympia, Washington
Ages: 81 & 22
Combined Age: 103
Test: Introductory Level Test A
Date: September 3, 2022

I have been a horse enthusiast since I was a child, but I was not able to purchase my first horse until I was in my mid-40s. My first horse was a lovely off-the-track Thoroughbred named “Sweet Tequila” who introduced me to trail riding and dressage. I have ridden consistently for over 35 years and paired up with my current dance partner and best friend “Leo” in 2014.

Leo is a 22-year-old bay Quarter Horse. We enjoy practicing dressage, Parelli natural horsemanship groundwork and an occasional trail ride through the neighboring berry fields. This last year, I joined my grandson in the United States Pony Club when I signed up with the Lincoln Creek Pony Club chapter in Washington State.

I have always enjoyed classical dressage and had the pleasure of riding with several talented instructors including Charles de Kunffy, and recently Elizabeth Tukey. Dressage allows me to truly connect with the horse while riding. I was very excited and still am about my Century Club ride at Summervale Prestige Dressage in Roy, Washington, last September.

I am very grateful to my friend, Julie Peterson who is an outstanding coach, show groom and support crew. I want to thank my family and my friends from the Lincoln Creek Pony Club for all the support.