Ginny Mayton Harding
Ginny Mayton - 1962 Ginny Mayton - 2008

From graduating Rancho, I attended Orange Coast College, and instead of utilizing a scholarship to Cal Poly, I married instead. My life was affected by that one choice, and I have no regrets. Married to a Quarter Horse Jockey, the racing industry became my new life. I groomed, ponied horses to the gates, and then I was the first woman jockey's agent in the state of California before retiring to raise my two boys in our new home of Washington State.

It wasn't until 1985 that I began a professional career at what I had always loved-- creating equine art. That has been my life now for over 2 decades. My husband and I raise running Quarter horses up here in beautiful eastern Washington, and I work right out of my home, though I travel extensively throughout the US to race tracks and horse sales to display my prints, in order to attract more original commissions. It's been a wonderful life, meeting so many great people, and seeing so much of this country, traveling always by road, since I have to carry my display. I have enjoyed a life-long long-distance relationship with another Rancho graduate, Sharon (Calhoun) Davis. I look forward to attending the '62 reunion in a few years and seeing so many faces from our youth and hearing their stories.

I invite anyone interested to visit my web-site at to see what I've been doing for the last 24 years.

Ginny and Harry Harding 2006 Mildred Vessels Achievement Award