(Reproduced from Peruvian Digest)
These are my memories of my first encounter with the riding ability of Judith Sloane, owner and operator of Rancho de Sonrisas in Burleson, TX. As I watched the horse that had scattered us like mice in the barn aisle, I was very impressed with the petite, blond, woman riding him. Even at nineteen Oro Puro was as fiery as any five-year-old, yet Judy maintained perfect control and rode a beautiful presentation. Judy told us later, "It was Oro's night." I just went along for the ride."
And she has gone along for many rides on many different stallions, mares and geldings, since then. Riding them to championships all over the country.
Judy is among that small elite group of breeders, who produce a number of excellent horses year after year. Maintaining a small herd of exceptional broodmares, Judy carefully selects stallions that will most compliment her mares and produce outstanding foals. Her breeding program is known all over the United States.
An accomplished rider, Judy is a member of the Texas Ladies Aside drill team that performed at the national horse show in Peru and at the grand opening of the U.S. version of Equitana.