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By JULIE E. GREENE | September 2, 2007
SHARPSBURG - Retired life is good. There are 300 acres to graze and roam, and plenty of relationship drama as new retirees sometimes shake things up at Greenbriar Farm. Greenbriar Farm, between Sharpsburg and Keedysville, is home to The Ranger Foundation, which takes care of retired service horses such as military, police and therapeutic horses, said founder Ann Corcoran. The foundation began after the Corcorans were asked to take care of Ranger, a horse in the cavalry program their son Patrick was a part of at Valley Forge Military Academy.
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by CANDICE BOSLEY | July 2, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. - With huge ears and unflinching curiosity, the young deer stared at the green SUV from behind a tangle of foliage, acting as if it never had seen such a thing before. It might not have, and if the three men developing a piece of land a couple of miles outside Shepherdstown have their way, deer, turkey and other wildlife will continue to outnumber people in the planned community, named The Crofts at Shepherdstown. Peter S. Corum, Ed Slonaker and Tim Hafer decided not to try to crunch town houses or a multitude of single-family homes on the former 169-acre dairy farm.
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By LARRY YANOS | March 16, 2008
Live thoroughbred horse racing has returned to Charles Town Races & Slots. Because of a suspected equine herpes case involving a Charles Town-based horse - a 4-year-old filly named Dancin' Bobbysox - management at the West Virginia oval decided to suspend morning training sessions and cancel the nine-race live cards Wednesday and Thursday. Morning workouts and live racing resumed on Friday, however, and Charles Town director of racing Dickie Moore said things are now back in order.
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by LARRY YANOS | February 8, 2007
Hagerstown native Cory Mongan is "jockeying" for a better position in life. The 22-year-old North Hagerstown High School and Hagerstown Community College graduate is attending the North American Riding Academy at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., and hopes that one day he will be competing as a jockey at a thoroughbred racetrack near you. It's the first jockey school in America. "I'm in my second semester now. I have four more semesters and hope to graduate in April of 2008," the 115-pound Mongan said.
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by CAILIN MCGOUGH | July 11, 2002
cailinm@herald-mail.com When Gary Owen arrived at the Ranger Foundation last September, he had earned his retirement. For years, the horse played polo and was paraded at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne, Pa. But at more than 30 years of age and blind in one eye, Gary Owen was no longer suitable for sport and show. For the Ranger Foundation, however, he was perfect. The non-profit organization located on Greenbrier Farm in Keedysville is home to 10 retired service horses.
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By ERIN JULIUS | December 5, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - A 62-year-old former Sharpsburg woman who kept malnourished, injured and worm-infested horses on her farm now lives in North Carolina, where she is supervised by that state's Department of Parole and Probation, Washington County Court records show. Officials seized 75 horses, miniature horses and donkeys from Barbara Perry Reinken's farm in December 2006. Four horses were euthanized and one died in transit, according to court records. Deputy State's Attorney Joseph Michael called Reinken's situation an "animal hoarding" case.
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By MARIE GILBERT | July 30, 2009
The sun bore down on the beach, ocean waves lapped along the shoreline and a horse kicked up sand and surf. It was one of those picture postcard kind of moments. But for Louise Horst, who was the rider of that horse, this wasn't just a fun activity during an island vacation. It was a dream come true - and it happened just shy of her 82nd birthday. Horst has loved horses since she was a girl growing up on a farm in Williamson, Pa. It started with her father's plow horses, she said, and continued when she received her first pony around the age of 12. "For as long as I can remember, horses have always been in my life," she said.
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by KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | May 22, 2007
Grazing horses enjoy a field of wildflowers Monday in a pasture along Washington Township Boulevard near Rouzerville, Pa.
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By CATHERINE SUDUE | July 23, 2007
BOONSBORO - When Jennifer Smedley was 3, she found her passion. At the same time, the mistreatment of her pony and best friend, Lacey, awakened her to the harshness of animal cruelty. "I knew her when she was ... 6 months old," said Smedley. "She went away to this place for about a year and when she came back, she was skin and bones. We started feeding her and working with her. I started training her ... then my riding instructor said that they were going to sell her. And I said, 'No I'm buying her.'" The relationship Smedley shared with Lacey turned her passion for horses into a profession that includes her family, children and young adults throughout Washington County.
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September 8, 2010
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