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jonquil
Mar. 15, 2012, 02:55 PM
Jim and Faye Little were my teachers in my last year of riding in Chevy Chase, Md. in 1968. I would love to know where they are and thank them, if anyone knows. They left Chevy Chase sometime after '68 for Middleburg and then I lost track. They owned Pegasus Stables from about '67 to the mid 70's or later. Anyone know anything? Thanks.

gottagrey
Mar. 15, 2012, 03:33 PM
They may have gone to Fl but am not sure. You might try contacting someone at Meadowbrook Stables. Claude's bench is firmly planted in the ground at Meadowbrook.:)

showbraidingmom
Nov. 2, 2012, 04:12 PM
I worked at Pegasus/Meadowbrook in that same time frame and would also love to know anything about the current whereabouts of Jim & Faye.

jonquil
Nov. 2, 2012, 06:27 PM
I don't know how to send private messages, which I see on here sometimes, but I bet we know each other, showbraidingmom. I'd love to be in touch with someone from the old days. My name is Lisa Young and I rode at Pegasus from 1957 to 1968.

ahf
Nov. 2, 2012, 06:49 PM
They did move to Florida. I know two people who were at that barn at that time... one is still very much in touch with the Littles. My PM box here is full, but if you all email me at autumnhillfarm(at)msn(dot)com I'll try to put you all in touch with each other.

I've been rather awestruck over the years by the strong sense of family that seemed to pervade that barn.

Imaginagent
Nov. 3, 2012, 11:02 AM
My dad is the blacksmith for Mrs. Little. Mr Little died a few years back. If you click on my name, there will be a way to send a message and my dad could give Mrs. Little your information. He says she still ponies the racehorses she trains and still jumps!

showbraidingmom
Nov. 13, 2012, 03:51 PM
So, you rode there while Fen Kollock still owned Pegasus? I did too - just for a year or two. Ginger Koehler was my name then. My favorite horses were Andy and Sun Daddy. What about you? Did you know David Bradley, too?

CHollyB
Dec. 30, 2012, 05:13 PM
Just found this string searching for Jim and Faye. They were certainly essential to my well-being once upon a time. Along with Claude. My brother, sister and I were working students at the end of the 60s, early 70s, and we kept a horse there for a while as well.

My favorite school horse was the lovely chestnut Leaflet. Anyone remember her? She wore a veil all summer for sensitive nose syndrome...

I hadn't been back in 35+ years until today when I went with husband and mother to revisit old times. According to the charming young woman having her lunch, Jim Little (son) had JUST been there looking around. Can't believe we missed him.

My google search was very unproductive re Faye. Glad to see that someone posted her doing well and continuing to ride.

It would be wonderful to read more about Meadowbrook (guess they dropped the Pegasus a long time ago). Particularly from people who are riding now.

showbraidingmom
Dec. 31, 2012, 10:32 AM
I absolutely remember Leaflet!!! I wouldn't have actually recognized the name but once you mentioned the sensitive nose syndrom, I certainly can picture her in my mind wearing that veil! Pegasus went out of business some time ago. I was saddened when I went back to the area in the early 90's to see it was overgrown and just being used for storage.

If
Jan. 16, 2013, 10:24 AM
So, you rode there while Fen Kollock still owned Pegasus? I did too - just for a year or two. Ginger Koehler was my name then. My favorite horses were Andy and Sun Daddy. What about you? Did you know David Bradley, too?

Here's a slapdash of Pegasus Stables memories from 60's (Fen Kollock) onward through Faye/Jim days.

Helen Fenwick Kollock, manager of Pegasus Stables

[Some of these boarders were at Meadowbrook]
Boarder - Goo Goo Eyes
Boarder - Spring Chaunt
Boarder - Sail Away, o. Karen Edwards (she later went to Potomac Horse Center)
Boarder - Dear Abby
Boarder - Merrilegs
Boarder - Julius Ceasar (JC), o. Lydia Funger
Boarder - Romanee, o. Sara White
Boarder - Meridian, o. Sara White
Boarder - Prufrock
Boarder - Gin and Tonic, o. Georganne Banning
Boarder - Rowser's Ford, o. Billy Wolf (Billy's now a doctor in DC area) (Billy had another horse before Rowser)
Boarder - Ibn... (?) - Arab, o. Chris (boy)
Boarder - one-eyed Arabian (?) mare
Boarder - By Golly, o. Meredith Bowman Fagg
Boarder - Playboy

Pegasus
School Horse - Candy Man (pony)
School Horse - Babysitter (pony)
School Horse - Eskimo (pony)
School Horse - Acrobat (pony)
School Horse - Dominique (pony)
School Horse - Etoile
School Horse - Rosie (pony, with basket muzzle)
School Horse - Carmen
School Horse - Dresden
School Horse - Grey Fox

Some of the "barn rats" (said affectionately - these kids hung out/worked around the horses):
David Bradley (rode Acrobat)
Jamie (blond girl who often babysat for Faye, rode Acrobat)
Kitty (rode Goo Goo Eyes)
Missy Holbrook (Horse vet Doc Holbrook's niece)
Connie White
The Anselmo girls (often babysat for Faye)

Stable's Workers:
Heywood (sp?)
Claude
James(not sure of name? wore glasses)
Later on, briefly... "Mr. Kirby", and his pony Tick Tock

When Fen left and the Littles took over:
Jim Little's horse - Georgetown
Faye Little rode a big chestnut TB, moved w. low HUS headset, don't remember its name

Anyone who has other names/info to fill in the gaps, please add

showbraidingmom
Jan. 31, 2013, 11:50 AM
Here's a slapdash of Pegasus Stables memories from 60's (Fen Kollock) onward through Faye/Jim days.

Helen Fenwick Kollock, manager of Pegasus Stables

[Some of these boarders were at Meadowbrook]
Boarder - Goo Goo Eyes
Boarder - Spring Chaunt
Boarder - Sail Away, o. Karen Edwards (she later went to Potomac Horse Center)
Boarder - Dear Abby
Boarder - Merrilegs
Boarder - Julius Ceasar (JC), o. Lydia Funger
Boarder - Romanee, o. Sara White
Boarder - Meridian, o. Sara White
Boarder - Prufrock
Boarder - Gin and Tonic, o. Georganne Banning
Boarder - Rowser's Ford, o. Billy Wolf (Billy's now a doctor in DC area) (Billy had another horse before Rowser)
Boarder - Ibn... (?) - Arab, o. Chris (boy)
Boarder - one-eyed Arabian (?) mare
Boarder - By Golly, o. Meredith Bowman Fagg
Boarder - Playboy

Pegasus
School Horse - Candy Man (pony)
School Horse - Babysitter (pony)
School Horse - Eskimo (pony)
School Horse - Acrobat (pony)
School Horse - Dominique (pony)
School Horse - Etoile
School Horse - Rosie (pony, with basket muzzle)
School Horse - Carmen
School Horse - Dresden
School Horse - Grey Fox

Some of the "barn rats" (said affectionately - these kids hung out/worked around the horses):
David Bradley (rode Acrobat)
Jamie (blond girl who often babysat for Faye, rode Acrobat)
Kitty (rode Goo Goo Eyes)
Missy Holbrook (Horse vet Doc Holbrook's niece)
Connie White
The Anselmo girls (often babysat for Faye)

Stable's Workers:
Heywood (sp?)
Claude
James(not sure of name? wore glasses)
Later on, briefly... "Mr. Kirby", and his pony Tick Tock

When Fen left and the Littles took over:
Jim Little's horse - Georgetown
Faye Little rode a big chestnut TB, moved w. low HUS headset, don't remember its name

Anyone who has other names/info to fill in the gaps, please add

David Bradley now owns The Atlantic Publishing Company - I've corresponded with him on occasion.
More School Horses - By Gosh, Down Pat, Farnley ICU, So-So, Trademark, Jupiter, Farnley Netta, I think instead of Carmen you might mean Carmina. Young horses we worked with as instructors: Glory Bee, The Elite, Rushcutter (then Kit Baker bought him), Year of Grace.

Boarder - Aida

showbraidingmom
Jan. 31, 2013, 11:51 AM
Was Blackjack a boarder or a school horse?

If
Jan. 31, 2013, 12:43 PM
Ha! The Farnley ponies, So-So, Trademark - yes indeed :-) Don't personally remember Glory Bee (was she by any chance a white App?), Year of Grace, or The Elite. Wasn't Rushcutter the big chestnut TB that Faye rode sometimes at the shows? I *think* Blackjack was a school horse. And Carmen was a very, very old toddle-along bright/red chestnut school horse - back in the mid 60's she was probably in her late 20's. She was the ultimate "beginner" horse, very happy to be ridden along in a halter and a rope! She was one of the horses that loved to swim in the deep hole in Rock Creek behind Meadowbrook barn (down from Cinder Track).

And a correction to the stable workers' names - it was "John" (not James) who wore glasses... really nice man and good groom!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane - it's been many years ago, but still happy times come to mind ;-)

jonquil
Jan. 31, 2013, 02:20 PM
Blackjack belonged to Pegasus and was retired in the care of Myfida Bell. He was easily the best pony I ever rode. I got to show him for 2 or 3 years in the sixties.
I have a list of all the Pegasus horses I got to ride which I found in one of my childhood horse books. When I can bring it to light again I'll post the names. I left in 1968 to go to college so some of the names and ownerships are different.
I got to start Acrobat- was the first to ride him. Jamie showed him in pony jumpers.
The grooms at Pegasus were Lester and Charlie.

gottagrey
Feb. 1, 2013, 12:21 AM
David Bradley is now owner of Meadowbrook Stables - well Maryland Parks and Planning owns the property but he runs the stables - he's pretty silent on it but did massive renovations to the place several years ago. WBTA still has their horse shows there

kuma
Feb. 4, 2013, 10:17 AM
Jim passed away some years ago. Faye is at present in Clinton, N.C., helping care for her brother. Her e-mail address is - faye7982@aol.com. I just had supper with Dee Chalaron who taught at P-M Stables at the same time I was there teaching. We were discussing the Peg. and Mead. Stables and what was going on in 2013. Therefore, I was looking up the stables and found the question of the Littles location. James (young) lives in Alaska and works for some air cargo company. Brooke (younger daughter) is working with an unusual breed of horse. Think she is in Fla. Faye can enlighten you. I am hunting for one instructor that was at P-M Stables at this time and then went to teach at Goucher College (sp?) in the 70's. Janet McBrian????? She had a huge chestnut horse that she did some vaulting on. Thanks.

If
Feb. 4, 2013, 11:12 AM
A couple of links that mention Janet McBrien and her Goucher/MCTA activities:
http://www.mdcta.com/index.php/our-history/80-mcta/mcta-articles/77-a-history-of-the-mcta
http://www.goucher.edu/Documents/Alumni_Development/quarterly/GoucherQuarterlySummer2007.pdf
Maybe Ruth Frey stayed in touch with Janet? You can see Ruth's contact info on the MCTA website:
http://www.mdcta.com/index.php/contact-usz

If
Feb. 4, 2013, 11:14 AM
Jonquil, did you have/save any photos from the Pegasus and Meadowbrook Stable days? Anyone else have photos?

jonquil
Feb. 4, 2013, 02:57 PM
Thank you! Someone gave me a phone number, but I felt shy about calling. I've sent her an email and I hope I'll hear back, but even if I don't, I've gotten to tell her how grateful I am. Thanks again.

jonquil
Feb. 4, 2013, 02:58 PM
I do have some pictures. I'll get them together and post them here, and I hope you and others will too.

darkhorsecj
Feb. 5, 2013, 11:52 AM
OMG this thread brings back so many great memories! I rode at Pegasus-Meadowbrook from age 9 when we moved to the area from New York, that was 1966, until I was 14 and my parents bought my first pony from the Littles. Several months after that we moved my pony closer to where we lived, to board at Wheaton Park Stables. They had such a great program at P-M, I remember going to camp there in the summers and how in the morning they'd put all the mares and then all the geldings in the arena and gallop them around. The tetherball in the circle in the center of the driveway at Pegasus and how the barn was built into the hill. I remember many of the horses and ponies already mentioned, plus Daddy Long Legs (tall chestnut), Sherman (because he was built like a tank), Sassafras (Sassy). Farnley Netta had that gray in her tail and I remember the first time I rode her, what a nice ride she was. My first horse show was a student show there, I did walk trot and won a blue ribbon. Trail riding in Rock Creek Park, and sometimes we'd go to some arena in the middle of the park and jump. So much more... I went back some years ago to see it (I don't live in the area) and where Pegasus was it was houses. I was devastated. So cool to hear about others, but I don't remember many people names.

gottagrey
Feb. 5, 2013, 04:13 PM
Of note, one must remember dear old Claude who's bench is forever in place still at Meadowbrook w/ plaque (Claud's Bench") I do think they removed his "don't even think of parking here sign" but that must've been some time after the Littles.

showbraidingmom
Feb. 12, 2013, 05:26 PM
I do have some pictures. I'll get them together and post them here, and I hope you and others will too.

Lots has been posted since I was here last. Yes, now I remember Carmen as you have described her. I have a few photos - just don't know how to post them here. I also have one of their old brochures from when I was an instructor. Thanks for reminding me of Dee's last name - I was lost on that one!

showbraidingmom
Feb. 12, 2013, 05:30 PM
Ah yes, Sherman. I was there when he was purchased and enjoyed being a part of the naming process for him. Darkhorsecj, we were there at the same time. I was a student in 1966-67 and then an instructor for a year or so.. One of the photos I have is of Claude leading the App mare I worked with some, Glory Bee. Another photo is of me with The Elite drinking some Coke out of a can, a favorite of hers.

deacon's mom
Oct. 9, 2014, 02:38 PM
Who is attending the black tie fundraiser/reunion this November?

I can't believe I found this thread. I remember quite a few of the people and many of the horses. Who can forget Claude?

shoeboxbkpg3
Oct. 10, 2014, 10:46 AM
Reading this thread is like a walk down memory lane. I was at PM Stables when Fen was on her way out and the Little's were coming in. You all that are out there need to know that Meadowbrook is celebrating their 80th year this year and there is a Gala at the Chevy Chase Women's Club on Nov 8. Go to the Meadowbrook Stables page and you can read about it and come. I'm going with a friend that I rode with in the late 60's and early 70's and my Mom who rode at Meadowbrook in the 40's. We sent plenty of pictures, which they asked for and I've been looking for folks to come. David Bradley has the lease on Meadowbrook, I believe and he should be there along with Bill Wolf and I hope some other folks from the era.

Yes I remember Leaflet, By Gosh, all the school ponies and don't forget Carmen, Sugar Plum, Sun Daddy, Rosie too! They were what got us all started.

Faye is in Fla and Mr. Little did pass away a couple of years ago. I did hear that Jamie Little did come by the barn. Brook is in Fla at Mrs. Littles farm and Mrs. Little is in NC helping with her brother who is ill.

Email me is you are interested in the Gala and I'll send a copy of the invitation. My name is Lee Marshall shoeboxbkpg3@cs.com.

myerspat
Mar. 30, 2015, 03:37 PM
I spent some of the best Saturdays of my life taking lessons at Pegasus in 1968-70, as well as just hanging around Meadowbrook. I was never much of a rider, but I loved the horses and got to know them all.

My favorite horse to ride was So-So, who'd put his big chestnut head down for a small child (I was a peanut) to put the bridle on. I also was very fond of Biscuit, whose real name I think was Farnley Biscayne. I also remember Dominique, the piebald with a beer belly, who'd go through your pockets. Carmen I remember as somewhat ill-tempered, as was Rosie. Hercules (or Herky) was a very cute little gray pony; Candyman had one blue eye; Pooh was so small that he looked kind of like a foal, but he was very clever at running away from children who were walking him to the riding ring. Boomerang (Boom) was a liver chestnut who once bit me. ICU was a roan.

I remember the one-eyed Arabian-type horse; the name began with Ch- , I seem to remember. She was at Meadowbrook. There was also a horse named Lucky, a longtime boarder, who'd learned to shake hands and would wave his leg at you. Also at Meadowbrook at that time were Aida and Gypsy Jinks, two elegant horses ridden by a distinguished-looking older man, Colonel someone.







David Bradley now owns The Atlantic Publishing Company - I've corresponded with him on occasion.
More School Horses - By Gosh, Down Pat, Farnley ICU, So-So, Trademark, Jupiter, Farnley Netta, I think instead of Carmen you might mean Carmina. Young horses we worked with as instructors: Glory Bee, The Elite, Rushcutter (then Kit Baker bought him), Year of Grace.

Boarder - Aida

deacon's mom
Mar. 30, 2015, 04:55 PM
I too was a barn rat there but a decade earlier. It's where I learned not only to ride but to take apart a bridle. My friend ended up with Biscuit. I can't believe you remember The Colonel! You must remember Claude White, too!

myerspat
Mar. 31, 2015, 03:06 AM
I too was a barn rat there but a decade earlier. It's where I learned not only to ride but to take apart a bridle. My friend ended up with Biscuit. I can't believe you remember The Colonel! You must remember Claude White, too!


Ah, here he is, Col. Rene Studler: I see that the Washington Bridle Trails Association has a trophy in his name.

https://www.meadowbrookstables.org/WBTA/

My father would leave me off at Meadowbrook when he went to play tennis in the courts behind the stable, and I would hang around the stable for hours, trying not to be in the way. I also would stay the whole day to watch class after class at the various Meadowbrook horse shows. (I was about 10 years old.) Eventually I had the chance to take lessons at Pegasus until I moved to New Jersey. I was never very good -- not surprising when you're on a horse for just a few minutes a week -- but I didn't care; I loved it anyway.

I used to keep a chart listing the horse I'd ride each Saturday morning, along with the other horses in the class. I don't remember any of the kids' or teachers' names, but I remember almost all the horses! I have a picture of me up on So-So somewhere; he was well over 20 years old when I was there, but still a beautiful big chestnut horse and very obliging.

My favorite horse in the barn was Sassafras, a blackish pony of about 14 hands, with a narrow blaze. She was just so beautiful and elegant. It was always my fantasy to ride her.

ANC James
Nov. 30, 2016, 05:08 PM
To Whom It May Concern,

My name is James Little (Jamie). I am the son of Jim and Faye Little, formerly living at Pegasus Meadowbrook Stables.

Reading through this thread made me feel like I should join COTH and it's Forums so that I may answer any questions folks have.

Faye Little is alive and well, currently living in Ocala, Florida.

Jim Little passed away in late February 2007. He lived a wonderful life and was remembered by many who attended his Memorial.

My Sister, Brooke Little, also lives in Ocala along with her mother and started a small horse business of her own called Marchadors in Motion. http://www.marchadorsinmotion.co/

If anyone wishes to contact either Faye or Brooke Little they may do so via the website above.

As for myself. I now live in Anchorage, Alaska, where I work for a Air Cargo Logistics company and airline called Lynden International. I have been here for 13 years, so far, and enjoy it very much.

If anyone has any questions beyond what I have posted please contact me. I will do my best to help.

Thank you for all the memories posted throughout this thread. I do appreciate it and I will be forwarding them on to my Mother.

James

BAC
Nov. 30, 2016, 09:14 PM
To Whom It May Concern,

My name is James Little (Jamie). I am the son of Jim and Faye Little, formerly living at Pegasus Meadowbrook Stables.

Reading through this thread made me feel like I should join COTH and it's Forums so that I may answer any questions folks have.

Faye Little is alive and well, currently living in Ocala, Florida.

Jim Little passed away in late February 2007. He lived a wonderful life and was remembered by many who attended his Memorial.

My Sister, Brooke Little, also lives in Ocala along with her mother and started a small horse business of her own called Marchadors in Motion. http://www.marchadorsinmotion.co/

If anyone wishes to contact either Faye or Brooke Little they may do so via the website above.

As for myself. I now live in Anchorage, Alaska, where I work for a Air Cargo Logistics company and airline called Lynden International. I have been here for 13 years, so far, and enjoy it very much.

If anyone has any questions beyond what I have posted please contact me. I will do my best to help.

Thank you for all the memories posted throughout this thread. I do appreciate it and I will be forwarding them on to my Mother.

James

I don't know your family but it was very nice of you to post this update. I'm sure lots of people will be happy to read it. Welcome to the forums.

m&m
Nov. 30, 2016, 10:04 PM
I'm an innocent bystander (lol) but this is a great thread. It is very heartwarming to read along and have all the folks chime in with their memories of what was obviously a special place.

And then to have James chime in - that's fabulous. No, I don't know any of you, but thanks for letting me have a peek at your childhood barn

jonquil
Dec. 1, 2016, 05:32 PM
I am so happy to see this thread revived and to have a place to write to Faye Little, who helped me survive my senior year of high school, gave me a pony for my own for that year, and sent me off to college with words that have influenced me ever since. Thank you everyone and especially Jamie, whose birth I remember!