Local equestrian team wins blue ribbon

Delaney Belle Bowman and Minx of Heathsville scored 83 points to place 37th among 107 horse and rider teams in the Battlefield Equestrian Society Fall judged pleasure ride. They won the 12 and under age division. Photo by Jesse Bowman

The team of Delaney Belle Bowman and her Quarter Horse mare, Pocos Ebony Essence—or “Minx,” as she is called around the ranch—won first place in the 12 and under age division of the Battlefield Equestrian Society Fall judged pleasure ride. 

Some 107 horses and riders competed in a course through one of the most historic battlegrounds in America: Manassas Battlefield. During the approximately 10 mile course, riders and their mounts encountered 10 natural or man-made obstacles…

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