Sunday, November 22, 2015

11/21/2015 Vintage Saddle & Bridle from 1937

The bound volume of Saddle & Bridle magazines from May 1937 through August of 1938 has already yielded some interesting history on Dodge Stables, Dixiana Farm and society weddings.  This post will look at other highlights and notable horses from 1937.

In the month of May, ads for stallions like King Barrymore and King's Genius were commonplace. The photographer of the day was Lester Rounds, Glamorous Dorothy Lamour modeled Kentucky Jods for Meyers Brothers of Lexington.  The Lexington Jr. League's inaugural horse show was written up.  Allie Jones was elected President of the American Saddle Horse Breeders' Association.

This full page ad for Anacacho Ranch
used a drawing of their senior sire,
Edna May's King at age 17 from 1935.
Anacacho Revel, future star of Gone With The Wind,
is pictured in the show ring.  He was owned by L.E.Davis of Texas.

During the month of June, many horse shows from all over the country were advertised.  Broadacres Farm in Shelbina, Missouri held a dispersal, but was bought by a young Welsh Greenwell.

These couples are enjoying a new luxury. .  
That's not a bar she's standing next to, it's an air conditioner. 
Jean Coventry was photographed with her young owner.
She is best know as dam of Lady Coventry
and 2nd dam of CH Kourageous Kalu.

The workers at Houghton Buggy in Marion Ohio were pictured.  
The business folded just a few years ago.

Queen of Bourbon was by Bourbon King, out of Kate Haines (BHF)
making her a 3/4 sister to Bourbon Genius, The Genius,
Leatherwood King, Leatherwood Genius and Genius of Stonyridge. 

July's issue featured Spindletop Farms on the cover and an article about their breeding success. LB "Splint" Burnett died in Mexico, MO..  Welch Greenwell purchased Broadacres Farm, which he had previously managed.  
Roxie Highland and her foal graced the cover
of the July 1937 Saddle & Bridle.
Beau Peavine was head sire at Spindletop Farm.
American Model by American Born 
was a WGC 3 gaited horse in 1936 as a 4 year old

Anglo Peavine had topped the sale
at the Broadacres dispersal in the month of June.
This grandson of Rex Peavine sold for $7800.

August featured ads for the horse shows of the Ohio, Nebraska, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee State Fairs, along with numberous other horse shows.  Show results for the very first Lexington Jr. League horse show were listed.  Bourbon Genius won the Stallion/gelding Fine Harness class.  Night Flower took the Mare class and Stake in Fine Harness.  Gold Cloud was champion of the stallion class and the stake for 5 gaited horses.  Royal Irish from Dixiana Farm was the 3 gaited champion.  They also had hunter classes, plantation classes, model classes, and produce of mare and stallion classes. Quite a different selection than today.

September's issue 
Golden Avalanche, shown by Chester Caldwell and owned by Red Top Farm.
This was his show name, his registered name to be determined.

The October issue has more great horses.

Moreland Maid by American Born
was 3 Gaited World's Grand Champion at the 
1937 Kentucky State Fair.  She was owned by 
Mrs. Victor Weil and ridden by Frank Connor.

The November issue had many repeat ads and horses.  Lupton Veazey Rainwater continued to buy up show and breeding horses to start his stable.  His dispersal sale was held 3 years later in 1940.

Lady Jane of Georgian Court
was actually CH Lady Jane of Crebilly.
Independence Chief X Katherine Grigsby (BHF)
She was 5 Gaited WGC in 1939,

was sired by Chief of Longview and owned by Mrs. Roth

, The December issue was the annual Christmas Number.  Doc Flanery was the king of the roadster drivers.  Moreland Maid was written up again.  One day she would enter the Broodmare Hall of Fame and be great grandmother to Buddy, Best Saddlbered Ever. San Juan was noted as one of Ohio's top sires.   R. S. Palmer of Columbia Missouri was noticed as a prominent young horseman.  

Midnight Star
was a 5 gaited show ring star, Frank Heathman, up. 
Peavine's Highland Chief
owned by Riverview Farm in Cynthiana Kentucky was a leading sire

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