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Equestrian girls make competition despite theft

Modified: Monday, Oct 1st, 2012

Zoe Willats pays visit to Rocky in August at Gwen Davies Horsemanship in Corralitos. Two days prior thieves reportedly stole a collection jar being used to help send Willats and other youths to an horse competition in Idaho. (File photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian).

WATSONVILLE Just weeks after thieves stole hundreds of dollars from a group of equestrian girls and possibly their hopes of going to a national competition, community donations and their own tenacity allowed them to make the trip.

The girls from Gwen Davies Horsemanship were hoping to compete in the Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show in Nampa, Idaho.

To raise money they were holding bake sales, selling horse treats and doing tail wraps, as well as placing collection boxes at locations throughout the county.

But when one of these boxes, which contained $300, was stolen from Four Corners Market in Corralitos the girls began to doubt whether they would be able to afford the road trip, food and lodging, not to mention renting a horse trailer.

For the complete article see the 10-02-2012 issue.

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