Owner. Deb was born in Norman, Oklahoma. She is a retired US Navy officer (where she made history by being amongst the first women helicopter pilots), and is currently the program director/professor of Environmental and Occupational Management at Methodist University, as well as a competitor in the driving world. Deb was 3 years old when she began forming an appreciation for horses. Her parents said that her first word was "horse". She watched the Saturday morning TV show, "My Friend Flicka" and "Fury" (both horse programs). Her first horse was $125.00. She used the money she had been saving since she was a little kid to purchase it. She saved the money from earning an allowance for doing household chores and money given to her for birthday presents (one card had a bunch of pennies taped on it and it said, "Pennies for Ponies"). In order to keep her steeds at home she boarded another one and gave lessons to neighborhood kids starting at the age of 11. In addition, she raised laboratory rats and mice in preparation to sell them for .25 cents each. Furthermore, for the Easter holiday she raised rabbits and sold them. In conclusion, when she became 16 she started working in a stable as a trainer and rider for others. So, as you have read Deb's enjoyment for the beloved four-legged creature started when she was young and it continues to last. In 1999 she was diagnosed with cancer. In order to remove it, the surgery took a lot of muscle from one of her legs. This left her unable to ride. In 2001 she discovered the sport of "Driving" and the twinkle was back in her eyes. She's grown as a driver over the years and continues to take lessons to stay relevant with the sport. One of her favorite things about driving is going down a pathway with a happy pair of ponies while chatting with her passengers.
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Future Owner. Mary was adopted from Manila, Philippines by Deb and Dave (while they were stationed in Subic Bay) when she was almost 3 years old. She is an entertainment talent manager working in the industries of film, television, music, fashion, and sports. She's also forming her nonprofit, ENT4EDU which merges her work in the entertainment industries and passion to change the education system for the better. Mary competitively rode ponies from age 5 to 13. Now, she helps her mom with her driving and rides in a leisurely manner.