Mary Motion

Graham and Anita’s niece Mary Motion grew up in Middleburg, Virginia where she showed and foxhunted. She attended Foxcroft School and rode steeplechase races as an amateur as well as riding out for Neil Morris and Doug Fout during her four years there. During her summer breaks she would usually come visit Fair Hill for a few weeks and ride out at Herringswell. In 2008, she was given a horse named Orpington from noted owner Mrs. Gil Johnston. Graham trained Orpington during his short career on the flat before the son of Cozzene was sent to Jack Fisher to run in steeplechase races. Mary and Orpington competed together for two years in the junior field master chases at point-to-points over timber, winning all 11 of their races. When she turned 16 in 2012, she and Orpington took the step up to the foxhunter timber races and won both of the races they entered. Orpington is now retired and loving his life as a foxhunter, but he was a huge part of her riding career. Mary graduated from Foxcroft in 2013 and moved to England for a year to work for George Baker and Oliver Sherwood. Upon her return in 2014, she began studying at the University of Delaware while continuing to ride out at Herringswell.