Episode 28 of the San Gabriel Valley Master Key podcast, co-hosted by Attorney Scott Warmuth, officially released today! Episode 28 features Ada Gates, the first North American female licensed farrier of thoroughbred horses.
Ada Gates Patton became the first woman in the United States and Canada licensed to shoe Thoroughbred racehorses. In her youth in New York and Long Island, Ada competed in show jumping and fox hunting for 20 years. After universities, Ada owned a ranch in Colorado and started shoeing Western horses on ranches and racetracks. Ada moved to Southern California to work on Thoroughbreds at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar where she achieved Journeyman status. She maintained an active full time shoeing career for over 36 years. Ada owns and operates Harry Patton Horseshoeing Supplies in Monrovia, CA. She is the widow of Harry Patton, her mentor.