Spirit Horse

Joe Gibbons jgibbons@thetelegram.com
Published on August 26, 2014
— Photo  by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram

Clovelly Stables hosted a horse show and fundraiser for its Spirit Horse therapy program at the Logy Bay Road facility on Saturday, celebrating the memory of former member Alison Walsh, who died last summer.

Shown is Alison’s horse Tinker Bell, an eight-year-old Arabian which was also used in the club’s therapy program. Shown with Tinker Bell is equestrian athlete and Clovelly member Steeley Ellis, 12,  as she uses hand paint to put her hand prints onto the coat of Tinker Bell. The day began with a flower ceremony to honour Walsh and then participants in the program placed their prints on the horse as part of the tribute to her. Ellis is the daughter of Neil Ellis and Vee Carpenter and they live in St. Catherine's, Ont., and Steeley spends a portion of her summer holidays here with her grandparents, Barbara and John Ellis, while participating in the Clovelly equestrian programs.