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Wendy Lofting, actress and artist, died at 70

Wendy Winslow Lofting, actress and artist, age 70 of Kennett Square, Pa., passed away Wednesday Oct. 4.

Born in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Thomas “Scudder” Winslow and the late Elizabeth Russell Winslow.

Lofting was an artist through and through.

She attended Simmons College in Boston, Mass., as an art major and continued throughout her life to explore her creative passions.

She illustrated children’s books, crafted trophies for tSteeplechases and performed at the Delaware Theatre Company.

Lofting even won an award for her one woman show where she portrayed Harriet Tubman.

She cared a great deal for the environment.

Her belief in the preservation of our natural environment, ecosystems, vegetation and wildlife led her to volunteering with various organizations such as the Blackfoot Challenge Organization, the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County, Stroud Water Research, the Brandywine Conservancy and Canine Partners for Life.

As a member and volunteer for these organizations, Lofting worked to bring awareness to issues that were near and dear to her heart.

She is survived by one son, Hugh Lofting and his wife, Sally; one daughter, Elliott Lofting; one brother, Tom Winslow and his wife, Sheila; two sisters, Betsy Wagner and her husband, Bruce, and Gail Minot; as well as her grandson, Tuff Lofting.

YoThere was a service for her on Friday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Kennett Square, Pa., followed by a reception hosted by her family.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to the Blackfoot Challenge Organization by visiting tits website,, or by mailing a donation to P.O. Box 103, Ovando, Montana 59854.

Headline in the Trainers section is incorrect - Kai Handt is chef d'equipe of para-equestrian

The headline of the story about Michel Assouline is incorrect - Assouline is joining para-equestrian to work with the chef d'equipe Kai Handt.

Handt remains a chef d'equipe of para-equestrian.

The Horse apologizes for the error.

Devon's Gold Ring renamed in honor of Sallie and Kenny Wheeler family

DEVON, Pa.— The former “Gold Ring” at the Devon Horse Show has been officially renamed as the “Wheeler Ring” in honor of Kenny Wheeler, Senior and his late wife Sallie Wheeler.

The Wheeler family of Virginia has been part of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair for many years, with generations of Wheelers having shown in a variety of divisions including Open Hunter, Hunter Breeding and American Saddlebred.

Kenny is best known for his numerous victories in the breeding classes at Devon, as well as a long career as a hunter trainer, and horses he thandled have been named the “Best Young Horse at Devon” for 34 years in a row.

In addition to being an avid competitor herself, Sallie was a great philanthropist and supporter of the horse show. and both Kenny and Sallie were very much involved in Devon over the decades. so it is only fitting that the “Gold Ring” be renamed in honor of the Wheelers.

“Sallie and Kenny Wheeler demonstrated not only the epitome of horsemanship, but they contributed to the horse show through years of participation, service, and donations," ssaid Devon Horse Show Chairman Wayne W. Grafton. "We proudly rename the “Gold Ring” to the “Wheeler Ring” in honor of their generosity and shared loved of showing horses.”

The official ceremony took place during the last Friday of the 2017 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair.

Kenny and members of the Wheeler family took part in the naming ceremony in Devon’s Dixon Oval.

Proceeding the dedication, over 50 of his family and friends gathered to celebrate Kenny’s 90th birthday with a Devon-themed cake.

A new plaque now informs all spectators and competitors that they are watching champions meet in the “Wheeler Ring.”

Started in 1896, the Devon Horse Show is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States and draws in top competitors from around the world.

The Devon Country Fair, run by more than 2,000 volunteers, offers a variety of boutique shops in miniature cottages, amusement rides and games for kids, multiple dining options and special entertainment events.

Proceeds support Bryn Mawr Hospital.

Martin's Fall Auction, Oct. 20-21, features five auction rings

Oct. 20 and 21, 2017, marks the annual Martin's Fall Auction of coaches, carriages, sleighs, classic cars, trucks, vintage tractors and appointments and antiques, held at the Lebanon Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Pa.

Carriage to be sold at Martins AuctionSelling throughout the two day event will be approximately 400 horse drawn vehicles, harness, books, framed pictures, prints, carriage lamps and carriage and wheel parts, new and used tack, English and Western saddles, bridles, agricultural items, equine and non-horse related collectibles. antiques, memorabilia and early blacksmith and farm tools.

With all these items being sold, Martin's has five auction rings going at once, so make sure to bring a friend or two.

Approximately 800 bidders from all across North America, South America and Europe attend Martin's Auction.

Make sure to check Martin' website, www.martinauctioneers,com regularly to check for updates.

So make sure to join the crowd for two days of excitement that can only be had at Martin's Annual Fall Auction.

Top horseman J. Arthur (Bucky) Reynolds died July 24

J. Arthur 'Bucky' Reynolds. Reynolds, 78, who was a leading figure in the horse world for over 50 years, died July 24 after a long illness.

Bucky Reynolds winning the GP at the National H.S on Steves oppet in 1969Bucky Reynolds winning the GP at the National H.S on Steves Poppet in 1969Born in Tryon, N. C., Reynolds was taught to ride by his father, James Arthur Sr., who was one of the top horsemen of his time.

He and his sister Betty Oare both went on to have successful careers in the show ring.

Reynolds graduated from Wofford College, he majored in English, then returned to riding professionally after graduation, starting his professional career training horses near Orange, Va.

Reynolds became a top rider in the hunter and jumper divisions with the help of professionals, including A.E. 'Gene' Cunningham.

He placed in the Maclay equitation finals in New York and won multiple championships.

He developed Gozzi, a four-time National Horse Show champion and one of the most famous show hunters of all time, as well as other Hall of Famers including Stocking Stuffer, Navy Commander and Estrella.
 He also won the Cartier Grand Prix of New York with his father's open jumper, Steve's Poppet, in Madison Square Gardens.
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