On this episode we revisit an interview that was recorded in 2011 as part of a series on Equestrian Legends.
Edith Conyers has spent her life devoted to the prosperity and future of horses and the countryside of Kentucky. She has followed hounds with more than 60 packs across America and overseas, some of which as Joint Master of the Iroquois Hounds in Kentucky. She developed a reputation for turning ordinary horses into well-rounded field hunters and has also produced several sport horses including the eventer Potroon that was later ridden to international success by Torrance Watkins. Edith became well-known as the first Executive Director of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event from 1976-1985.
She has devoted a large part of her life to opening riding trails and exploring countryside around the world and advises the First Lady of Kentucky Jane Beshear on Trail Riding issues affecting the Commonwealth. Edith serves as President of the Kentucky Back Country Horseman which she founded, as Secretary & Treasurer of the Central Kentucky Back Country Horseman, a Board member of the Kentucky Horse Council and serves on its Trail Committee, a Board Member of the Masterson Station Park and on the Advisory Committee of the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Equine Initiative. Edith was married to Ewell Powell, DVM (deceased) and has two daughters; Elizabeth Harrison Conyers and Sarah Huntington Conyers.
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