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Jumping Star to Rock Star!

Having traveled the Atlantic in 1994 in search of fame and fortune, Penny Sparkle hit the big time Stateside as a jumper.  In her teens she embraced motherhood and then took up the responsibility of teaching clients to ride and compete in jumping and eventing competitions.  After such a busy life, she could have been forgiven for embracing a quiet retirement in her 20s but - far from it - Penny has now become a rock star!

Regular Cedar Crest riders, Kazu Makino and Amedeo Pace, members of the 3-man indie rock group Blonde Redhead not only wrote a song in Penny's honor but subsequently named their latest album for the iconic silver Irish Sport Horse mare.  The band are currently touring the globe performing numbers from "Penny Sparkle" and Penny herself has settled back to the quiet life after posing for a night-time photo shoot agains the wall of the indoor school.

She still gives lessons to a few lucky riders and particularly enjoys teaching children to jump.

Posted by Cedar Crest: 10/16/2010
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