Green Valley Pecan Company hosted the National Pecan Shellers Association at a reception and dinner as part the Mid-Winter Meeting, held in Tubac, Ariz., March 22-24. More than 120 people gathered at Rancho Soñado in Amado, the home of Dick and Nan Walden, owners of Green Valley Pecan Company.
The Waldens shared their passion for horses by giving guests an Arabian horse demonstration. Nan rode her Half-Arabian pinto gelding, Stars and Stripes SF +//, an eight-time National Champion. Shayla Leacock, a trainer at Rancho Soñado, also participated in the demonstration. She rode Duns Smokey Lady+/, a Half-Arabian grey mare and a two-time National Champion.