Delmarva Chapter March News


March 10 – Milton St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16 – Dover St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 25 – 6 pm dinner meeting – contact Debbie Edwards 302-535-3032 for location.

Delmarva Chapter March Events

St. Patrick’s Day, here we come! 2 upcoming parades – if you want to join in, contact Debbie Edwards at 302-535-3032 for more info:

March 10 – 2 pm step off in Milton

March 16 – 1 pm step off in Dover

Horse Illustrated Features Mustang Articles!

It started with a short blurb in the November 2018 edition about Veterans and Mustangs. But Horse Illustrated has stepped up their game! So Trot…don’t walk to get the following issues – and more articles are in the making….

February – 2019 – The Mustang Mind on page 4 and Out of the Wild on page 60.

March – 2019 – Think like a Mustang Trainer on page 48.

All are well worth the read. The March issue leads one to believe another article will be coming in April!

Delmarva Chapter shows CEO Jackie some of scenic Delaware

Yesterday the Delmarva Chapter of AMBA set out to show CEO Jackie Braun the wonders of Redden Forest.  Mustangs were provided by Alycia Hovey for Jackie and Debbie.  A great time was had by all!

L to R – Jackie Braun, Alycia Hovey, Micah Scarborough, Debbie Edwards, Zoe Shockley, member not shown but riding with the group was Bob VanVorst.

AMBA Congratulates 2015 USDF All Breed Participants

The Officers and Board of Directors of AMBA congratulate the following mustang owners for their excellent showings in the All Breeds Events with the United States Dressage Federation (USDF).
Kathleen Betzel – with “Tomorrow’s Sun” – Intermediate I (Adult Amateur)
Kathleen Betzel – with “Tomorrow’s Sun” – Intermediate I (Open)
Kathleen Betzel – with “Tomorrow’s Sun” – Intermediate I (Vintage Cup Award)
Marsha Hartford-Sapp – with “Cobra” –  Prix St. George (Open)
Zoe Roy, Marcia Riehl – with “Full Moon Rising Cuervo Gold” – Training Level (Open)

Delmarva Chapter

The Delmarva Chapter is one of the oldest AMBA Chapters in existence. It was established in 1996 at the culmination of a BLM adoption that was held in Harrington, Delaware.  Since that time the chapter has been involved in many parades, sponsored several “Fun Days”, Trail Rides, put on educational programs in school (in and out of state), and for several years sponsored the Mid-Atlantic Wild Horse & Burro Show (a 2 day event).

In January 2013 the chapter participated in the finality of Tracy Delp’s Coast to coast ride for a Cancer cure. They met Tracy as she entered Cape Henlopen State Part (Lewes, DE) and rode with her to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Other activities involved competing at the First State Coon Hunters Fun Show (March 9). The Milton, DE St. Patrick Day Parade (March 10). The Dover, DE St. Patrick Day Parade (March 16). Attended the Horse Force Hay Bank fundraiser (March 19). Attended the DE Equine Council Scholarship dinner/dance (March 23).

Below are pictures from the Milton St. Patrick Day Parade. Riders in the left picture are (left to right) Robert Van Vorst, Alycia Hovey (President), and Rebecca Adams. Jenifer Wilson (right picture).


Future Chapter Activities:

April 6 Southern Delaware Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Ride (annual beach ride fundraiser), Henlopen State Park.
April 6&7 Delaware Horse Expo.
April 19-21 First State Coon Hunters weekend ride, Redden State Forestry facility – (tentative)
April 20-21 Stuart Rybak Horsemanship Clinic, Holly Ridge Farm, Willards, MD
April 27 Holly Ridge Farm Open House
July4 Dover Parade
July Southern States Coop, Milford, DE Open House – Customer Appreciation Day and meet the mustangs.
August 2-4 Extreme Mustang Makeover, NJ
August 24 Harrington Heritage Day
September to be announced
October 27 AMBA Delmarva Chapter trail ride Redden State Forest.
November to be announced
December Annual Christmas Party.

PhotosSt. Patrick Day Parade, Dover, DE & Receiving Award at City Council meeting.


Left – right Robert Van Vorst, Hovey, Pres., Debbie Edwards, State Coordinator

Left – right Carlton Carey, Mayor, Debbie Edwards, Charlotte Grant, Marge Davis, Asha Moon, Alycia Hovey, Robert Van Vorst, Lou Colon, Dir. Downtown Dover Partnership


The chapter normally meets the 4th Monday of the month (January – November) from 6-9 (cover dish dinner 6-7, meeting 7-9). We invite interested parties to come and join us. Ownership of a mustang not required to attend or for AMBA membership.

Please contact us at for directions to the meeting place.

Come and share in the fun!

Maryann and Sage

Winner of the 2010 USDF All Breeds Award at First Level

Way to go Maryan and Sage!!

Congratulations to Maryan and Spanish Sage on their dressage achievements!

2010: 3rd place with a 63% at the Championships in Santa Barbara CA.

2010: USDF All Breeds Award at First Level

Maryan broke and trained and showed 1st level dressage. She is an Adult Amataure and art teacher by profession.

We are very proud of Maryan and Sage’s achievements!

See Sage in the April issue of Dressage Today, page 12!