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Obituary - Daryl Knibb Carlow


Daryl K. Carlow (pictured driving Lovely Anna)
was an avid exhibitor and supporter of many

shows and organizations throughout the East Coast.


New England and the Eastern Saddlebred Horse Breeders’ Association (ESHBA) lost one of its great supporters with the passing of Daryl K. Carlow, age 52. Carlow had been dealing with several health problems for some time.


Through all of the suffering she had experienced, Carlow always had a smile on her face, did whatever she could to be around her horses and ponies, and she always made time to promote two of her passions, the Eastern States Horse Show and ESHBA.


Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Grace (Brooks) Knibb and the late Robert Knibb. She and her mother were the mainstays of Brookmont Farm that raised and showed champion American Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies including the former Amateur Hackney Pony World’s Grand Champion Silver And Gold.


One of Carlow’s all-time favorites was Great Gatsby. Later on she would show Flamespinner, Sambuca, Manhattan Moonlight and Action Jackson. Most recently her entries included the grand mare Dance Of Love as well as Kendall Jackson and Lovely Anna.


Her trainer of many years, David Arnold has enjoyed a relationship with the family that has spanned 34 years. He has trained for Carlow and the family for the past 25.


“I’ll never forget her love for her horses and that no matter what she always did the right thing for them, “ said David Arnold. “She made my job really easy because the horses were always put first.


“She also did a lot of things for several of these associations. She was very generous working on and supporting auctions and other projects.”         

Carlow is survived by her husband, Gary, mother Grace Knibb and brother Robert Knibb. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 2348 Post Rd., Warwick, RI 02886.

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