On a sadder note: Elizabeth lost her longtime spotted friend “Chablis Blanc” in the fall of 2007, due to the infirmaries of old age. Chablis was “a good fuzzy” and had also earned the nickname of “one tough old broad” due to her traveling across the country at age 26 non-stop, and arriving in good shape with a whinny of greeting for her owner. She was 31 this year and had competed through Preliminary level eventing, Training level jumpers, and 2nd level dressage.
After her retirement she taught countless kids as well as Elizabeth’s husband, John to ride. Elizabeth had owned her since Chablis was 3 years old. Margaret Rogersand Stephanie Coyle donated a red maple tree, which was planted in her honor on the hill overlooking the dressage arena. She will be remembered fondly by many.