Margaret “Maggy” Suber Price Potter, an avid horsewoman and past-president of the American Endurance Ride Conference, died Feb. 23 at her home, Kettle Creek Farms, near Stroudsburg, Pa. She was 74.
Mrs. Potter grew up in South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a master’s degree in English. She taught school in Las Vegas, Nev., and Denver, Colo. In 1958, she married Ray Price and moved to Pennsylvania. Ray died in 1981, and in 1990, she married John Potter of New York, N.Y. In 1963, as Mrs. Pennsylvania, she was first runner up in the Mrs. America contest.
Mrs. Potter raised and trained Arabians and served on the boards of the American Horse Shows Association (now U.S. Equestrian Federation) and the U.S. Equestrian Team. In 1992, she represented the United States at the World Endurance Championships in Spain where she won an individual bronze medal and team silver.
Before becoming ill with cancer, she and John enjoyed international travel, including service with Global Volunteers in China, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Ukraine. One of their most memorable trips was to Turkmenistan where Mrs. Potter, a pioneer in the sport of endurance riding, conducted clinics for local horsemen.
Mrs. Potter is survived by her husband; three children and their spouses, Meg and Mike Bruno, Armonk, N.Y., Ray and Lynn Price and Walter and Teresa Price, Stroudsburg, Pa.; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Equi-librium, P.O. Box 305, Sciota, PA 18354 or to the American Endurance Ride Conference, P.O. Box 6027, Auburn, CA 95604.