Wednesday, May. 22, 2024

MARGAROT GRAHAM MONCURE

Margot Graham Moncure, a noted horsewoman and successful junior rider, died on Feb. 15 at her home in Bedford, N.Y., after battling cancer. She was 62.

Mrs. Moncure was born in New York City, where she rode in the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden 13 times, starting in the pony hunter division. She was a graduate of the Ethel Walker School (Conn.) and Bennett College (N.C.).

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Margot Graham Moncure, a noted horsewoman and successful junior rider, died on Feb. 15 at her home in Bedford, N.Y., after battling cancer. She was 62.

Mrs. Moncure was born in New York City, where she rode in the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden 13 times, starting in the pony hunter division. She was a graduate of the Ethel Walker School (Conn.) and Bennett College (N.C.).

As a junior, she trained with Victor Hugo-Vidal and qualified often for the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Maclay Finals at the Garden. Her biggest win was the Governor’s Cup in Farmington, Conn.

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An A-rated Pony Clubber, Mrs. Moncure competed in many Pony Club rallies including the U.S. Pony Club Championships at Keeneland (Ky.). She was also a whipper-in for the Goldens Bridge Hounds (N.Y.), a dog trainer and a woman’s golf champion at the Bedford Golf and Tennis Club.

Mrs. Moncure was the beloved wife of Ashby C. Moncure and the late Jere W. Lord, Jr. She is also survived by two brothers, John C. Graham and Campbell L. Graham.   

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or the U.S. Pony Clubs, 4041 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511.

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