Ashford, Victoria 001

Victoria Ashford

March 13, 1952 - September 14, 2020

Victoria Trent Ashford passed away on September 14, 2020. She lived with passion and elegance and always believed in the power of kindness. She had an incredible intellect and loved a challenge which led her to become successful at anything she put her mind to — from racing sailboats to designing jewelry to running a horse farm. She built Pondview Farm together with her late husband, Mike, and fell in love with Thoroughbreds (and any other creature that happened on to the farm). She was a natural horsewoman and had a knack for pairing bloodlines that was reflected in the worldwide success of the farm’s offspring. She was well respected by her colleagues in the Thoroughbred industry not only for her achievements but also her integrity. She loved her horses as if they were her own children and always advocated for the importance of ethics and aftercare in the racing industry.

She was caring and loyal to everyone she befriended. She loved to share her hobbies of interior design and cooking with her friends and family through beautiful dinner parties that would last long into the night. She was an affectionate, dedicated mother and wife. Above all, she was a beautiful soul that will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to LOPE, an organization that helps transition and rehome at-risk racehorses. Donations can be made either by check (LOPE, 901 Darden Hill Road, Driftwood, TX 78619) or online

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Ariel, I was so saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved mother. I am praying that God will keep and comfort you and your family as only God can. May memories of your mother be a blessing and help to sustain you in the days, months, and years ahead. With much love, Rev. Terri Hord Owens Terri Hord Owens, October 1, 2020 I first met Tori in the late 70's through her husband Mike. We kept in touch over the years. She was all as described in her obituary, and much more. She will be missed. Boyd London, September 27, 2020