Diane Huntington Loring, would have been a straight A student if she just could have bounced a basketball in class all day or jumped up and down non-stop. Unfortunately, at the time, traditional classroom etiquette/protocol didn’t allow for that.
Born in a time that didn’t provide much athletic opportunity, for females, Diane found many ways to gratify her athletic nature. Diane grew up in a small town with lots of surrounding agriculture, hills and fields to play in.
When Diane was 4 years old, her parents allowed one of those traveling photographers with a pony to take her picture. That was it for Diane, born to be a horsewoman!
Diane bought her very own, first horse on her 11th birthday. Her parents had agreed that she could have a horse but she would have to buy the horse and food for it.
She created a budget, mowed lawns, went throughout the neighborhood and did odd jobs and prior to that birthday she submitted her business plan and money. Those parents knew then that they were in deep but had to keep their end of the deal. Her Dad looked at her and said, “you’ll have to help me build the corral,” deal made!
Her Mom bought her Dad a horse, beautiful 5 gaited, full blown American Saddlebred, akin to a Harley Davidson.
Diane owned horses for 20 years and became a devoted fan of the American Saddlebred horse!
Diane bought her second horse a beautiful, registered American Saddlebred from one of the owners of Knotts Berry Farm when she was 17, she wasn’t really looking for a horse but was futurizing when one of the local veterinarians suggested she take a look at this mare who was injured at the time.
Diane went to the Knotts Berry Farm stable where they had the horse, took one look and fell madly in love with, Larkwood’s Moonglo.
During high school, Diane lived in Orange County, graduated from La Habra High School and frequented, Huntington, Newport, and lived in Belmont Shores and Laguna Beach.