Member Spotlight Elizabeth Corson from Plantation Campground in Seaville
EORGE gracefully walks toward the open air. With his golden hair, he is quite the looker, especially when he bats his large brown eyes at you. George, you see, is a palomino quarter horse. As he turns gently, his engraved nameplate comes into view. It doesn’t say “George” though as one might expect. It says “Corson.” Though he can’t say aloud except for a whinny, he seems to enjoy wearing his halter as much as he enjoys eating carrots from his owner Liz Corson’s hands. Liz doesn’t just have horses on her property in Cape May County, she breeds and shows them and is a multiple time Palomino World Champion. “I’ve always loved horses. Where I grew up (in the Princeton area) it wasn’t feasible to have them,” said
Liz. The palomino quarter horse has a rich legacy – and as it turns out, so do the Corsons. Liz’s husband Curtis Jr’s ancestors founded Cape May County along with other notable families like the Townsends. Curtis Jr is 12th generation Corson and 13th generation Townsend. The couple’s three children Katie, Curtis III, and Somers continue the family line. It was Katie and Curtis III who first began showing horses. “I took over when the kids stopped,” said Liz. During that time, they each showed the same palomino horse. Then Liz got her own and the rest, as they say, is history. Now, Liz, her horses and trainers travel the country in a big trailer going to about two shows a month from April to September. “The big trailer can hold four continued on page 54
Clockwise from left: Curtis III, Elizabeth, and Curtis Corson Jr., by their barn with one of their four horses, George. The barn leads to a fenced field for the horses to roam; Liz riding English style.
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