Opening Day - June 2nd, 2001
To live in Oregon is to understand rain, to know how the state's natural beauty flourishes due to months of moisture. Raindancer offers a good-natured tribute to Oregon's famed soggy seasons, as well as a recognition of the beauty and the bounty ushered in by those unrelenting rains. Adopted by Jacquie Gossack, of Silverton, Raindancer's name was inspired by a suggestion from her granddaughter, Vanessa. In fact, family plays a central role in the symbolism of this proud pony. Jacque has six children, and each are represented in symbols scattered Raindancer's trappings.