Priscilla Leigh  2014

Priscilla’s first encounter with Quarter Horses was when Ed Ivory brought two stallions into the US, en route to Australia, for a year.  He searched for two pure bred mares which were hard to find in the early 1970’s, and Jean Darr, and Ginger of Dunbar, aka Pampas.  Priscilla was able to ride the horses in a western saddle in the New Forest, saying that Pampas was a lovely ride, very responsive.  She  bred her TB X mare to one of the stallions, and states that the part-bred horses are very good horses indeed.  Ed stayed longer in the UK and helped to promote the breed, appearing on national television on three occasions. She says “we gave demonstrations at the Christmas Show in Long, cattle cutting and barrel racing, and at the Bath and West show, cattle cutting and a musical ride.  And also paraded at the East of England Show twice.”  Priscilla was a founder member of the team that formed the Breed Association helping it to become affiliated to the US and they invited to the US Embassy  to be graciously entertained. She remained a Council member for many years and worked hard to promote the breed on behalf of stallion owners and breeders. She now owns Pampas’ great grandaughters.  Council would like to thank Priscilla for her dedication to the breed, her help in promoting it across the country and her years working for the Association.  Her continued support of the Association and the Quarter Horse is very much appreciated.