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Carol D. Downs
Acworth, Georgia


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I have owned and shown horses for most of my life- Arabians, American Saddlebreds and now I have 2 Morgans that I want to show Western.  With the Arabians I showed both Saddleseat and Western and Halter. I was lucky enough to own and show a stallion named Sar El Nefous who was East Coast Champion English Pleasure. I was lucky to win many amateur English Pleasure classes on Sar. I also owned a wonderful halter mare named Mo Cobrena. She won many firsts and Championships in halter when she was shown. I bought her when she was two and owned her until she passed away 2 years ago at age 25. It was quite a partnership.

For the last 12 years I have lived in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I started with the Saddlebreds because the stable where I boarded Cobrena had Saddlebreds. A few shows and I was hooked. I have owned several Saddlbreds but currently I own a new black Saddlebred Country Pleasure Horse named Leatherwood’s Fanfare aka Rudy. He is a Reserve World Champion in that division, but he is new to me so we are working to become a team.

I also own a Chestnut Saddlebred named Harlem’s Moonstruck aka Al. Al was injured 2 years ago and lost an eye. It has been a labor of love to help him recover. He returned to show ring last year ridden by my instructor Marti Wilhelm. It is a tribute to their spirit to see him overcome his disability thanks to her talent and dedication.

Rounding out the Saddlebreds is Worthiness—Birdie to his friends. Birdie is a retired Park show horse. We use him as a leg up horse and I even put on a western saddle and jog to practice my western riding.

My Morgan at home is a bay gelding named Lets Roll. He is a Western Pleasure horse trained by Jordy Johns. I bought him about this time last year and I am working to get him ready to show this year.

The newest member of my herd is MEMC Graffiti. I think for most people she needs little introduction. I fell in love with her picture long before I got to meet her and when I finally got to see her in person I was smitten! I am excited to see Kelly show her and help me learn how to show her also.

Outside my “horse world” I work in the Human Resources field. I have a B.S. Degree in Textiles and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. I worked for many years for the DuPont Company in their Textiles business. Today I work as Vice President of Human Resources for a British Engineering Company called AMEC. My business unit has offices in the US, Canada, and South America.


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