Ms. Malcolmson first came to Shelter Island in 1969 and decided back then that she would write a book someday about her experiences.
On Sunday, September 2, the Shelter Island Historical Society will host an art show and book signing from 4 to 6 p.m. The authors featured will be Karen Kiaer, whose book, “Ancestors Through My Eyes,” was the subject of a profile in the Reporter earlier this month (“Finding a family hidden in the past,” August 9) and Diana Malcolmson, well-known to generations of Islanders who have learned to ride at her horse farms. The art exhibit will feature Ms. Malcolmson’s equestrian paintings, which beautifully illustrate the story she unfolds in her book, “For the Love of Horses.”
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO A plowed field at Hampshire Farms.
Who owns the farm at 60 Smith Street and what are they doing with it? (more…)
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO Sign of the times for Hampshire Farms, which closed New Year’s Eve.
Drivers traversing Bowditch Road in recent weeks may have noticed something different along the stretch near Midway Road — a black sheet of plastic covering the sign marking the entrance to Hampshire Farms Equestrian Center. (more…)
Diana Malcolmson’s painting, ‘The season is over so out they went,’ 6’ x 5’6,” oil on canvas.
Diana Malcolmson is known on Shelter Island as the horse lady — and for good reason.
In 1986, she founded Hampshire Farms Equestrian Center, the first riding stable on the Island, and for the next two decades taught children and adults alike how to safely ride and care for horses. (more…)