Jean M. Ramsay
Jean M Ramsay passed away on February 14, 2015 after a lengthy illness. Born in Lancaster PA June 4, 1945 Jean began riding at a very early age. First for Holly Hill Farm and later for Windridge Farm. By the time she reached adulthood she had become an accomplished equestrian. Showing Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies Jean and her beloved “Grand Larceny” (Rufus) took home many trophies and were well known throughout the Northeast Circuit.
A graduate of a business college in Delaware Jean worked as a secretary at Lancaster General Hospital for many years to support herself and her horses. She also served as a freelance correspondent for several equestrian publications. In addition she served as President of the Pennsylvania Saddlebred Association and put together a great exhibition at an indoor mall called “The Horses Are Coming”
After surviving breast cancer and a riding accident Jean reluctantly retired from the show circuit and found a new niche in which to participate in the equestrian world. JR & Co. proved to be her second great love and accomplishment. She became known as the Corgi Lady because she always traveled with 2 Corgis.
She is survived by a cousin Molly Moyer of Lancaster, friends William (Bill) Horn of Lancaster, Leonard Matroni Alexandria VA and many friends. Memorial contributions can be made to American Saddlebred Rescue Inc. at www.saddlebredrescue.com