A.J. Pennington and wife Linda Pennington donate horse. Penningtons are an Eden Valley horse breeder.

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 - Girl gets donation of horse Sue Reisner, 14, is...
Girl gets donation of horse Sue Reisner, 14, is now a horse owner, thanks to an Eden Valley horse breeder. The horse Is a palomino quarterhorse filly bred by A.J. Pennington. The filly has a conformation which breeders reject, so the horse, despite good breeding, is not registerable Pennington and his wife Linda decided rather than sell the horse they would give it to a deserving 4-H club member. "The horse wasn't worth anything to .us to sell," said Pennington. "We thought this would be better for everybody involved." Miss Reisner, Rt. 6, Box 216, Sequim, was one of fifteen 4-H members who submitted letters describing how they would care for the horse, why they wanted it, their experience with horses and containing permission from their parents to have the horse. "We got some really cute and really nice letters," said Pennington. "It wasn't an easy thing to do. I wish I had a hundred horses and could give one to each of them." Sue's letter was chosen because she has been working at a stable for the last year and serving in a 4-H club as well as having a place to take care of the horse. Also, she has been saving to buy a horse, and she showed enough interest to go look at the horse before writing. She has never had a horse before. "I was really surprised," Sue said. "I'm really happy." The news of her winning was greeted with happy disbelief through her family. The horse was presented Saturday afternoon. Also present was Jack Waud, county extension agent, who contacted 4-H clubs throughout the county about the horse.

Clipped from The Daily News21 Nov 1976, SunPage 9

The Daily News (Port Angeles, Washington)21 Nov 1976, SunPage 9
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  • — A.J. Pennington and wife Linda Pennington donate horse. Penningtons are an Eden Valley horse breeder.

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