The pert and poised 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Beach of La Jolla, Calif., Luann (right) distinguished herself in the National Horse Show at New York's Madison Square Garden by winning both the Good Hands and Saddle Seat medal-class championships, a double of considerable rarity. Since she won the medal class for Stock Horse Seat two years ago, this makes her a champion in two out of three possible equitation divisions, Hunter Seat being the third. Though involved in the world of horse shows, Luann still has her work at Bishop School to worry about. A junior, she carries schoolwork on her travels.
Three blue ribbons, two reds, five yellows and one white are the latest awards to glisten brightly from an already impressive collection of prizes won by Joan. She took these honors in this year's National Horse Show in New York, riding for Owner Eleonora Sears. Daughter of Mickey Walsh, noted trainer of jumpers and flat-race horses, Joan is a veteran in the field at 25. She first competed when she was 9, became a professional horsewoman at 13. When not showing in the ring she works for her father as "exercise boy." Her day begins at 5:30 with morning workouts at Belmont Park, conveniently near her home in Queens, N.Y.