charlotte n. sheppard
Charlotte Cassin Newton Sheppard, widow of Lawrence B. Sheppard, was chairman of the board of Hanover Shoe Farms and a breeder-owner of international renown. Raised on her father's ranch in San Antonio, she hunted and fished alongside her dad, worked cattle like a seasoned cowhand, and could "ride like a wild Indian." Her most famous home-bred was the Triple Crown winner Ayres, a result of breeding the mare Arpege to the pre-eminent stallion, Star's Pride. At the time of her death, in April 1987, Charlotte Sheppard was the only woman to have bred a Triple Crown winner. Other horses associated with Mrs. Sheppard include Cassin Hanover and the great trotting mare Elma.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals