I feel like a good follow up to welcoming Fey to the family is sharing an article I wrote this year for the Thoroughbred Issue of the magazine.
I’ve wanted for a long time to write something about Nancy Gosch and Wood ‘N Horse Stables, but I put it off because I was concerned about conflict of interest and if I did write it, I wanted it to be good. How could I do her justice?
Once again, my unsolicited mentor Denny Emerson told me to hitch up my big girl britches and get it done… conflict of interest be damned. Okay, he didn’t use those exact words, but he convinced me. Mrs. Gosch deserved it, and I knew it.
I could not have completed this article without the help of Mrs. Gosch’s daughter, Margaret, and for her I am extremely grateful. Together we discussed the best way to go about gathering information, interviewing Mrs. Gosch, and the direction of the story.
Mrs. Gosch was an important person to many people for many reasons, but she was a pioneer of American sport horse breeding. Her program produced athletic horses that both amateurs and professionals competed with great success. My Sam came from Wood ‘N Horse, as did Camden – Fey’s daddy. It was fitting for her story to be included in the Thoroughbred issue and focus strongly on her breeding program.
While not one of the most stylish articles I’ve ever written, this story is one of the most important. It was my hope to represent Mrs. Gosch well and make her proud.
Click the image above to read the story. WordPress was grumpy about the file for some reason, so the PDF displays kind of funny. But I hope you enjoy it!