Moser proud of family, horses they have raised
LaDonna Fowler Moser always had a love for horses and the desire to compete but as a youngster growing up in rural Apache, she knew that horses were used for chasing cattle and during those years not everyone had a horse trailer.
These days she's proud to admit to a very active age of 66 and she's happy enough to have the resources to make just about any event that she wishes.
But to her and an ever growing family, the Grand National Horseman's Association is their annual time to get away from the farm and have some fun.
And, like so many in the GNHA, she heard about the group through word of mouth.
"Lana Scammahorn is from Apache, too, and she's the one who first told me about it. When we went to our first district event we had a great deal of fun," she said. "It's been something our family has done ever since."
And they do it well, invading the Comanche County Fairgrounds, setting up their own campground and competing from 8 a.m. until mid-afternoon.
On Wednesday, the proud mother watched as daughters Lana K. Whitmore and Dana Patterson swept the top two positions in the women's division of the pylon. Whitmore, who was second, is a junior high science teacher at Fletcher and Patterson, who won the buckle, spent time as a dental technician at Fort Sill.
Thursday morning they were back in the arena and this time mom won the senior women's bowtie event and Lana K. won the same event in the women's division.