April 25, 1993
Each year the Governor's Cup is awarded to the top pony race rider in Maryland -- usually in May after the last steeplechase of the season. This year, because two race meets were postponed, the Governor's Cup will not be awarded until September.The delayed presentation of this award has neither dampened the enthusiasm nor diluted the competition.After two races in the series -- Elkridge-Harford and the Grand National -- Arabelle Knox and Elizabeth Voss are tied for first.Arabelle and her pony, Frisky Business, have won both of their races in the small pony division; Elizabeth and her large pony, Jay, have won the two races in their division.
May 10, 2008
A young male pit bull attacked several horses pastured at a northern Harford County farm Wednesday, injuring one so severely that it was put down. Another horse might not survive its injuries and a third has nearly 50 stitches on its face, officials said. Harford County animal control officials ordered the dog destroyed yesterday. "Based on information from witnesses and past history, this dog was considered potentially dangerous and had to be destroyed for the safety of this neighborhood," said Pamela Arney, Harford's animal control officer.
August 11, 1991
Recently a woman I know named Michelle came into the newspaper office with a big ugly wound on her upper arm. Realizing that she might be self-conscious about it, I said, "Michelle, what's that big ugly wound on your upper arm?" Sensitivity is the cornerstone of journalism.It turned out that Michelle had been bitten by a horse. It was her own horse, and it bit her while she was trying to feed it. This is a typical horse maneuver. Horses are the opposite of dogs, gratitudewise. You give a dog something totally wretched to eat, such as a toad part or a wad of pre-chewed Dentyne, and the dog will henceforth view you as the Supreme Being.
February 24, 1993
Not every pony can be persuaded to wear a tuxedo, complete with trousers, black tie and top hat perched at a rakish angle.And not every pony can learn to throw a flying disk.But not every pony has Hampstead 14-year-old Linda Fahnestock for its owner and trainer.Linda, an eighth-grader at Hereford Middle School, has persuaded ponies to do both of the above. And she is about to take her equitation on the road, to Australia -- if she can raise enough money to pay for the trip.She is one of six youngsters nationwide to be selected to represent the national Pony of the Americas Club at two large horse shows in Australia in April.
July 10, 2004
On July 5, 2004, CHARLES EDWARD, JR.; husband of Alison L. Asti; father of Daniel Andrew Asti Bienemann and Tracy Ann Asti Bienemann; brother of Cornelia Ellis Bienemann and James Bienemann and the late Anna Bienemann Tessaro; uncle of Kevin Crosby. Memorial Services will be held at Church of Good Shepard, Carrollton Avenue, Towson, on July 30, 2004 at 4:30 P.M. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Severn School Ice Hockey Program, 201 Water Street, Severna Park, MD 21146 or Pasadena Horse and Pony Association, 4748 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD 21122 or Annapolis Pony Club, 1462 Grandview Road, Arnold, MD 21012.
March 25, 1992
Even at the wire Saturday, Trae Reuwer did not know for sure who thevictor was.The 9-year-old Glenelg resident was racing in the small pony division of the Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds Race Meet with his bay mare, Mouse."
July 31, 2003
Howard County Fair You've got to love a fair that has a cow-milking contest, a tractor pull and a pig race. That would be the 58th annual Howard County Fair, which runs Saturday through Aug. 9 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship. Visitors can also see 4-H demonstrations, horse shows, a slow-tractor race, pie-eating contest, petting zoo, livestock shows, a farmer's market, threshing demonstrations, antique auto show and much more. There'll be live music each day of the fair, including Baltimore's Marching Ravens, as well as carnival rides and games.
May 24, 2006
Young and old turned out last weekend for the mid month family May Day festival at South River Colony in Edgewater. Food, balloon art, a farmers' market, pony rides and crafts helped ensure a joyous spring day.
January 17, 2000
Baltimore Jan. 26-30 United States Pony Clubs annual meeting, Renaissance Harborplace, Pratt and Commerce streets. Contact: Peggy Entrekin, 606-254-7669. Estimated attendance: 300 Information The Sun lists selected conventions of general interest or with exhibits open to the public from those provided by the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association. For Washington-area convention information, call 202-789-7000.
April 3, 2009
I normally choose my Derby pony based on which name comes closest to reminding me of an adult beverage. But these are not normal times. The horse that seems to be made for 2009 is I Want Revenge. (For more, go to baltimoresun.com/toydept)