Ruth Moore

There is a saying that “behind every good man is a good woman”.  In the Moore family, that holds extremely true.  Larry credits Ruth for getting him where he is today.  Ruth enjoyed handling all of his public appearances and schedules until she was paralyzed by a flu shot in November, 2005.  Horses have become a major part of her therapy on her long road to recovery.  Ruth’s horse passion started as a child growing up in St. Louis, but wasn’t fulfilled until after marriage and five children.  Serving on many community boards and school committees, horses provide Ruth with an escape.  A highlight was when she was a member of the Saddle and Sirloin Mounted Patrol for ten years.

Ruth was the first woman in the world named to a seminary college board when she became a board member of Conception Seminary College.  She and Larry started the seminary’s first major fundraiser, an annual dinner/auction, which is still going strong today.  For this and other community service, Ruth and Larry were knighted by the Pope.  They are a Knight and Dame of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.  She also served for eleven years on the Dream Factory board as the Fundraiser and Marketing person.  Ruth is currently on medical leave from Webster University, where she is the Community Relations Coordinator.

In June, 2009, to keep Ruth riding, Larry and Jessica surprised her with a very special mare - A Fancy Floozy.  Floozy was the 2008 Senior Amateur World Grand Champion and an all around talented mare.  It didn't take Ruth long to figure Floozy out; by August, 2009, the pair had won the Southern Classic Limited Amateur Championship as well as the Kansas City Regional Jackpot Championship.  In September of 2009, they went on to win the Ladies 4 years and older World Grand Championship - a dream come true for Ruth.  In 2010, Ruth and Floozy continued their teamwork and won the Breeder's Cup 4 years and older Specialty Championship and the Kansas City Regional Jackpot Championship (for the second year in a row).  A Fancy Floozy won the 2010 Reserve Open World Grand Champion with Mike Rutledge.  After winning two more World Grand Championships in 2012 (Ladies Mares and Amateur Specialty) with Ruth, we decided to finally retire Floozy.  We are awaiting her first foal due spring of 2014!