Ruth Scherer has ridden horses all her life. When she was 15 years-old she was put on her first racing horse. And she was off. However countless injuries and other responsibilities have left Ruth unable to jockey until now- this is her first year racing. In a sport that is male-dominated, Ruth was welcomed by long time friends and jockeys, Julie Vettman and Kelly Spanabel, at the Mount Pleasant Meadows racetrack.
Ruth hugs friend and trainer, , after her first quarter-horse win Sunday, Sept. 25, Mount Pleasant Meadows