Todd Minikus and Mama Lee celebrating her 90th birthday! Lee Schiavi started spending her winters in Wellington and became a spectator fan of show jumping. One rider in particular became her favorite — “the gutsy, unstoppable Todd Minikus.” When Lee (better known as Mama Lee) was asked what she wanted for her 90th birthday, she answered,
Thursday, September 19 2013 by Editor
Wellington, FL (September 19, 2013) – Families and horse lovers, mark your calendars now for 11:00 a.m. this Saturday, September 21, when Wellington’s Barnes and Noble Booksellers at 10500 West Forest Hill Boulevard goes big over small equines with an appearance by American Miniature Horse Registry (AMHR) hooved ambassadors and namesakes, ‘Barnes’ and ‘Noble.’ The two ‘Minis’ are brothers as identical as bookends, and will be part of a family-friendly morning festival celebrating The Big Book of Small Equines, co-authored by Florida horsewomen and equine publishing professionals Johnny Robb (JRPR, Inc.) and Jan Westmark (Sidelinesmagazine). Mini horse enthusiasts will also have the chance to purchase The Big Book of Small Equines and have it signed by either Johnny Robb or the ponies, who will ‘sign’ their names with paintbrushes.
Bethany Pessler of Everglades Dressage gives a dressage lesson to Sidelines Magazine Editor in Chief Jan Westmark-Allan and staff writer Abby Westmark at her Everglades Dressage Farm in Grand Prix Village, Wellington, Florida.