Wednesday, August 2, 2017

8/2/17 1967 A snapshot from half a century ago.

1967,  50 years ago, half a century!.  This post will take a quick look into what was happening in the Saddlebred world through the pages of the 1967 Saddle & Bridle magazines.

Let's start with the February issue.  Every year, as a preview of the breeding season, stallion ads abound in this issue.  The stallion parade provides pictures and the sire rating provides facts supporting the success of individuals.  Heading the 35th Annual Sire Rating was CH Wing Commander for the 4th year in a row.  At #2 was a future sire rating leader, Stonewall Supreme.  Another future leader, Vanity's Sensation was #3.  Rounding out the top 10 were Valley View Supreme, future leader Stonewall Supreme, Bobby Sea, Anacacho Empire, Ridgefield's Genius, Wing Commander's full brother, Private Contract and his son, Rhythm Command.
Colonel Boyle graced the cover of the February 1967 issue

American Leader, Bandit on Parade
American Stonewall,  Blessed King
Americus Denmark, Brookwood's Firedancer

Buck and Wing, Commander's Decision
Clarma, Dancing Glory
Colonel Boyle, Flight Time

Gallant Guy, Hide A Way's Firefly Supreme
Genius Booger Boo, High Point Ace Star
Genius Bourbon King, Indiana Peavine

January's Cap'n, Mar-Nel Stonewall
Liberty Denmark, My King's X
Longview Supreme, Pat Stonewall
Ridgefield's Denmark, Skyrim's Bourbon Stonewall
Ridgefield's Genius, Society Mastermind
Rhythm Command, Stonewall Premier

Stonewall's Black Squirrel, The Rambler
Stonewall's Golden Fancy, The Red Rambler
Sunset commander, The Star Genius

Top Brass, Wing's Fleet Admiral
Valley View Supreme, Wing Rhythm
Vanity's Sensation       

The March 1967 issue of Saddle & Bridle included more stallion ads and a number of show horses.  1967 was before ASHA made the rule about showing under their registered names.  Many horses showed under a fictitious name and that makes it hard to track them down. 
Bloomtide's Fortune showed as Bloomtide's Beau 

Broadland's  Kilarney stood at Blythewood Farms
and was owned by Jolie Richardson.  

Gallant Barrymore

Grandview's Country Gal showed as Country Gal

Golden Cherry
she later produced Broodmare Hall of Fame mares
CH Cherry Rebel and Columbia's Cherry Blossom
as well as gelding CH Cherry Spritzer

January's Cap'n

Rambling Stonewall was shown as Look -A - Here

Commander's Redwing was shown as Redwing

Skyrim's Bourbon Stonewall stood at Skyrim Stables

Loveable Lou was shown as The Empress

April 1967 had the parade horse Charlemagne on it's cover.  He had a custom made crown that he wore during some competitions.  

Charlemagne wasn't his real name, but his saddle
was made by a silversmith in Hollywood, CA.

Tropical Gale was the dam of Chubasco.
He was her only foal.
Broadland's Kilarney
Not only was a he a well bred breeding stallion, 
he was RWGC in Fine Harness in 1965.

The May issue featured Anne Marie and her trainer Art Simmons.  They were an unstoppable pair.  The year was gearing up for show season and there were more show horse photos.  There was also a horse obituary of a truly great stallion.  

Our Anne Marie was shown simply as Anne Marie. 
She was a Reserve World's Champion
Anacacho's Blue Velvet was shown by George Knight, 
but once again, that wasn't his registered name.  

The passing of a legendary breeding stallion,
Genius Bourbon King had a full page obituary.

Get Around was a bay son of Vanity's Sensation and Fairy Ring

The June issue pictured a great duo of Wendy Wagner and Rebel Command on the cover.
Rebel Command was a full sibling to Chief of Greystone, Empress Wing, Wing Shot, 
Delightful Time, Lady Trigg and Princess Trigg.  

Black Emerald
described as a shiny black son of Wing Commander and My Smoke Dreams, 
this handsome stallion is registered as a chestnut.  He is shown by Claude Shiflet. 

This is Glenview Radiance showing as Ledgeview's Radiance.

Shindig was shown by Sherry Franckel, but once again, 
that wasn't the right name.

Starheart Gem under saddle with John Dawson

Starheart Gem in his stallion pose.

Witchcraft was sold at the dispersal sale when Mrs. JR Sharp died.
Don Harris bought her and showed her.  

Next post will look at the 2nd half of 1967. 

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