Kim Ito (or her mother Patti) is whom you will meet if you happen to come by the store. Kim started her life with horses with a pony named Pepper - who was undoubtedly the best pony that ever lived ;)
She started showing local club shows at 11 years of age, and when that proved to be too pedestrian, turned to Eventing. She made the Ontario Young Riders squad (one year, not sure when!) with a $1500 Polish Trakehner with a roached mane (he came that way!) who was VERY bouncy at sit trot but very determined cross country. I think they finished 8th at the North American Young Riders Championship that year, and got a team medal (silver or bronze) (but again, don't hold me to that as my memory is not quite what it used to be).
After it dawned on her one day that one cannot survive on ribbons and coolers, Kim turned to Quarter Horse racing. (Somewhere in between Pepper and Eventing she worked for a SB trainer and even jogged a couple! but that's still not enough cash for eventing!) As a jockey, between 1999 and 2011 she won just short of 500 races (39 Stakes) from around 1550 starts, and $2.6 Million in purses. Then she got hurt, and now shes a trainer. Much safer.