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Jan mar­tel’s cen­tury club story started about 25 years ago when she co-owned lily’s lupine, a Thor­ough­bred mare bred to Tax­a­teur. Jan, from Davis, cal­i­for­nia, ea­gerly awaited her bay colt, who turned out to be a chest­nut filly with lots of chrome. “at first i was dis­ap­pointed, as i re­ally wanted that bay colt,” Jan said. “but soon i couldn’t imag­ine hav­ing any­thing but a won­der­ful red-headed girlA”

The years went by, with many spe­cial mo­ments in each. Jan said that lalique H“lali”I was about 15 years old when they fig­ured out the one-tem­pis, the last piece that they needed for the Grand prix. “When we got the onetem­pis, my trainer said that we’d have to show her at Grand prix. i’ve never been much for show­ing and re­sponded, ‘i hope we means you.’ She said, ‘No, yoUA’”

Want­ing to avoid show­ing, Jan came up with what she thought was a great ex­cuse. She said, “i told my trainer that if we can still do the Grand prix when we’re 100, i’ll ride it for the cen­tury club.”

you can guess what hap­pened. at age 75, Jan rode lali in a Grand prix test to join the cen­tury club on July 8 as Team No. S50.

The Dres­sage Foun­da­tion’s Cen­tury Club rec­og­nizes horse and rider teams whose ages add up to 100 or more years. A beau­ti­ful rib­bon and plaque are given to each new team to com­mem­o­rate the oc­ca­sion. Please con­sider a gift to sup­port the Cen­tury Club. Visit dres­sage­foun­da­tion.org or call (402) 434-8585 to do­nate.

From left: Jane Bar­tle-Wilson, Chelsey Si­b­ley, Jan Mar­tel on LaliQue, Jeff MOORe aNd SuSie WReN

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