Mary Motion

Mary Motion, Graham and Anita’s niece, grew up in Middleburg, Virginia both showing and fox-hunting. She attended Foxcroft School and rode steeplechase races as an amateur while riding out for Neil Morris and Doug Fout during her four years in high school. 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 continues to be a crucial member of the Herringswell team and can be seen each morning either galloping or ponying her fellow riders on the easily-recognizable Under Control, a former Motion trainee.