June 22, 2017--From Horse Network--
For some of the participants, however, the backstory stretches well beyond the five-year history of the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Series.
In fact, it stretches as far back as the 1920s.
That’s when Harriet Shriver Howard first began breeding Shetland Ponies at her family’s Olney Farm in Maryland. Howard bred and raised dozens of top-quality Shetland Ponies, many of which were ridden by her daughter and granddaughter, Katie Perri.