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Bethany Sims

March 2015
Bethany Sims

Bethany Sims Celebrates Her Love of POAs, A Great Show Year

Hello my name is Bethany Sims, and I have always loved horses!

My mom thought I would look very cute riding a paint horse, but I had other plans and decided a POA was for me. The search for a Poa begin and the search for a paint horse came to a sudden stop.

My first POA was a little mare named Ms. Beasley. She carried me around that summer for lead line. She now has a new job of having some future show ponies.

Then came the most wonderful teacher into my life, Drift- woods Fair Fannie. I had so much fun riding Fran at shows and at home. Riding with nothing but a hay string and halter became my favorite pass time. I had much success with Fran at the shows we attended, but I wanted to learn to do more classes like western riding, reining and jumping. Fran was not really into all these new adventures especially jumping. Fran has a new job teaching another lucky little girl.

The Poczobuts had a pony in their field that loved to jump and they thought Dusty and I would get along well. So Dusty left her old job of having babies to come back to the show world and help me learn to jump. Dusty has taught me so much more than just how to jump this year. Although I did not get Dusty until April, I think this past year was great for us. We had some great rides and some not so good rides, but with every ride I learned something.

I want to say a special thank you to Elizabeth Poczobut for helping me learn to ride Dusty and for teaching me so much this year. I would not be the rider I am today without you. Thank you Dad for always making sure I have everything I need at the shows. Thank you mom for the hard work at the shows.

I am so happy to have made so many new friends this past year. I am hoping to meet up with my “new” friends and “old” friends again this year to play Breyer horses after the show or maybe for another epic water fight!!!

Your Friend,
Bethany

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