Thanks to Trina Maus for sending us this fun story.
There must be something in the water at Top of the Hill Farm in Coldwater Ontario….
December 17th isn’t an important date on many equestrian’s calendar. The show season in Canada is over, and for the most part the migration south to horse show hasn’t started yet. Yet that date is circled in RED at a Hunter/Jumper barn in Ontario. It all started in 2012 when a long time owner/rider at the barn, Trina Maus, gave birth to triplets on December 17th. Ashton, Taylor and J.P. have become a fixture around the stable and can be seen leading, brushing and riding their pony under the watchful eye of their mom. They have even been to a few horses shows, including the Trillium Ontario Championships, competing in the lead line class.
Fast forward to 2014 and the owner of Top of the Hill Farm, Erin Amos, got the most wonderful news ever, she was expecting twins. The boys were due in early February, but being true horse show kids they decided to come early so they would not miss the show season which starts in February. They were born December 17th, two years to the day that the triplets were born. What are the odds?!?!?! Erin now jokes, “I always have three ponies going to the shows, so when Trina wanted to do the lead line with her crew it was easy to find enough ponies, but now we need 5. Our barn alone has enough kids to run a lead line class.” Erin’s boys, MacLain and Malone, have already been out to see the horses and really enjoy watching watching their mom teach, from the comfort of the heated viewing lounge.