Why the name Ben's Pretzels?
My husband's name is Ben, BUT that is not the original Ben. The original Ben was my grandfather's horse, Ben Nevis. It was the family horse: owned by my grandfather, Redmond Stewart, Jr., and ridden by my father, Charlie Fenwick. In 1979, he ran in the English Grand National and when he jumped the Chair, he jumped the fence and another horse, unseating the jockey! The next year, under the trainer's orders of, "keep remounting," he was the longshot who won! Ben Garner and Ben Nevis have this in common: 1980. The year he won was the year Ben was born.