Meet Sonshine

Sponsored by:

Bruce & Gloria Sexton

Pose: 

Jumper

Position:

Middle Ring

First Ride:

Opening Day, June 2nd 2001

There is a Native American belief that anyone who rides a horse displaying the markings of a "Medicine Hat" will find spiritual protection. That's why you see a distinctive splash of brown about the head and ears of this Indian paint pony - a spry young horse whose design was inspired by love for a child.

Bruce and Gloria Sexton, of Woodburn, adopted Sonshine in honor of their oldest grandson, Joshua, proving that perfect love has nothing to do with having a perfect body. Joshua was born with severe cerebral palsy. Though he'll never be able to walk and talk, he's given his family gifts of acceptance and unqualified love. Joshua's likeness is captured in a crest on Sonshine's chest.