The Old Grey Mare

Specializing in fine antiques for the friend of the horse

What's His Face and Sparkle Arend

Sparkle Arend

The Old Grey Mare was the dream of Sparkle Arend and it became a reality in 1997. Sparkle's love of horses began at age 8 while attending summer camp in Northern Michigan. She continued to ride at Howard Stables in Temperance, MI until her family moved to Boulder, CO in 1969. Also that year Sparkle went to England to take the Horsemaster's Course and received a teaching certificate from The British Horse Society. From 1971-1996 she worked in the English saddlery business, first in Boulder and then for Olson's Tack Shop in Bellevue, WA. Sparkle's love of antiques and jewelry, especially equestrian related, prompted her to create The Old Grey Mare.

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