Memorial information for Ashley Stout, who died in a cross-country schooling accident on Thursday, has been released. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., on Monday, July 15, 2019, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 South Atherton Street, State College, Pa.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 867 Grays Woods Boulevard, State College, Pa. with the Reverend Charles M. Amershek, Jr. officiating. In honor of Ashley, all fellow riders are encouraged to wear formal competition attire (sans helmet) to the services.
The USEA Area II Young Rider program is promoting the use of the hashtag #ride4Ashley in her memory. Riders at the upcoming North American Youth Championships will be wearing lapel ribbons imprinted with #ride4Ashley and she will be remembered during the Welcome Ceremony.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Area II Young Riders Program by visiting www.usea2.net/departments/young-riders.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College, Pa. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com
Born on January 15, 2006, in State College, Ashley was the daughter of Craig and Susan D. Moscone Stout of Port Matilda.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Alex C. Stout of Port Matilda, her paternal grandparents, Cyrus (deceased) & Kathleen Stout, of Scranton, Pa; maternal grandparents, Ken & Kitty Moscone, of Sarasota, Fla. In addition, Ashley has a paternal sibling, Ty Cerino of Wilmington, N.C., and many aunts & uncles she loved dearly; Jan Moscone, Kim and Jim Kramer, Kelly and Mike Radzicki, Chris and Tammy Stout, Charlie and Sarah Stout, Karen and Joe Beveridge, Brian and Kathy Noviskis, Kenny and Sheila Moscone, and too many cousins to list.
Ashley's full obituary is available here.
More information about Ashley's riding accomplishments can be found here.
"No matter how old you are, be open to all disciplines, learn how to ride a dressage horse, a gaited horse, a show jumper. Go fox hunting and point-to-pointing and horse showing. You’ll learn from all of them and when you do decide which discipline you want to do, you’ll be better at it anyway.”
The University of Findlay’s Three-Day Eventing Team was established in 2013, the same year USEA voted and approved the USEA intercollegiate program. The UF team has over 30 members encompassing a variety of majors at the university. The team has access to two indoor arenas, a large outdoor arena, and 70 acres of on-site cross-country fences.
Bellamy, an Oldenburg/Thoroughbred gelding of unknown breeding, came to Tamra Smith’s farm in Southern California with his mane half-way down his neck and filled with burrs. Bellamy had been sitting in a field for a little over a year after unseating several riders in a row and Smith, known for being good with tricky horses, agreed to take him on.