Member of the Month / February 2013 / Betty Gottberg

martini-and-betty_1 My name is Betty Gottberg,
I have loved horses since I was very small, but never owned one. I always rode family and friend’s horses.

My love for the Draft Horse was instilled in me by Lawana Smith Higgins. She introduced me to her beautiful Clydesdales and I fell in love with them. Lawana took me under her wings and let me ride Danny her Clydesdale in the Spring Show in Calhoun Ga. I rode in the Western Pleasure Amateur Class and came in 2nd in a class of ten. I was so excited I thought it was a dream at 74 years of age. I was so proud of the ribbon I put it in a shadow box.

Then God sent me my first horse September 22, 2012. It belonged to the late Pia Johansson, her husband gifted the horse to me, his name is “Martini”. Lawana made my dream come true by letting me keep him at her stables, the Double S Farm. She has taught me about harness and driving. I joined the Georgia Draft Horse Association because I wanted to be a
part of this wonderful draft horse family.

I am living happily everafter!!!!!!!…..Betty and Martini (Belgian Clydesdale cross)


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