TODDSVILLE—Louise Ann Wayman, a long-time Cooperstown and Toddsville resident, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 24, 2023 at her home in Toddsville. She was 69.
Born June 19, 1953 in Hamilton, Lou was the second child of Hobart and Norma (Rothwell) Onyan. In her youth, Lou and her family moved to Cooperstown, where she graduated from Cooperstown Central School with the Class of 1971.
As a young girl, Lou enjoyed and won awards showing horses with her grandfather. Her love of horses continued throughout her life.
Grace Shipman of Cooperstown and Ridgefield, CT competed in Equitation Weekend of the Capital Challenge Horse Show last weekend, September 29 through October 2, at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Maryland. Shipman rode Calamanzo, a grey Holsteiner gelding, to earn champion in the 16-Year-Old Equitation Division–Section A.
She and Calamanzo went on to place ninth in the Palm Beach International Academy-sponsored North American Junior Equitation Championship, a national final in which the fences to navigate are 3’6” in height. There were 148 competitors in this North American championship. Shipman took home a seventh place in the PBIA North American Junior Equitation Flat Championship, as well, which judges the riders on the flat rather than jumping.
DEMO NIGHT – 6 – 7 p.m. Watch students of Cooperstown Equestrian Park perform a drill team, dressage, vaulting demonstrations. Ice cream included. Cooperstown Equestrian Park, 3444 Co. Hwy. 11, Hartwick. Call 585-797-7256 or visit www.facebook.com/CooperstownEquestrianProperties/
TALKING OPERA – 7 p.m. Discuss “West Side Story” with Board Member Richard Johnson and Abby Rodd, director of production. Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church, 69 Fair St., Cooperstown. Call 607-547-2255 or visit www.facebook.com/glimmerglassfestival/