By Submitted Story on September 1, 2021
Ever wanted an up-close encounter with a Banker Pony? Join the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. and visit with a Banker Pony from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and participate in hands-on activities.
While visiting, meet children’s author Kelley Grinder Horton of Sebi the Colt: A New Life. A loving tribute to the short but fully lived life of a young boy and his mother, Sebastian Lopez, and Ravann Horton of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. A mustang colt was named after Sebastian when he and his mother’s untimely deaths in May of 2020 preceded his birth by just a few days. A fun short story interwoven with colorful illustrations tells the tale of a young colt and his raven mother living their next life together again. Mother and son spend their days on the beaches of Corolla as a reincarnated Wild Spanish Mustang Colt, and a beautiful Black Raven. Beautifully illustrated and well written narrative for any age to enjoy giving hope to those who are waiting to join a loved one on the other side.
At 11 a.m. the premiere of The Secret of Corolla: The Gift from the Outer Banks produced by Jerry Thompson will occur in MOA’s Gaither auditorium. Visitors will discover the story about the Wild Colonial Spanish Horses found on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and how they have made a home. Producer Jerry Thompson of Big Dog Films and Meg Puckett, Herd Manager, of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund will be available to answer questions.