The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 03, 1907, SECTION FOUR, Page 6, Image 40

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Portland Hunt Club Riders and Many Out of Town En
'i tries Will Be Ready for the Opening
; Thursday Afternoon.
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Hunt Club Officers and Horses Entered for Show
MEMBERS of the Portland Hunt
Club, who are also managers 'o
the city's first horse show, an
nounced last night that everything is
in readiness for throwing open the
doors of the Oriental building. When
the hour for holding the first matinee
arrives, 2:30 o'clock Thursday . after
noon, not a detail will be left undone,
and those who will pass- through the
doors of the Oriental building will And
every precaution for their safety and
every thought, for their comfort has
been taken. . '
To give Portland its Initial horse
show and to 'make it the success that
it promises to be has been a colossal
task.. The Hunt Club is not a wealthy
organization, but what its members
lack In dollars and cents its officers
and members more than make up in
enthusiasm and determination, and
their love for the hotse. ' When the
question of giving the shdw was first
discussed among the officers of the
club, they did not lose sight of the,
fact that if the club, was to give a
horse show everyone must work, for
there was no money In the treasury
to hire it donS. With this vital point
I always in view, the initial steps were
The slogan was. everybody do the
work assigned them and how well
this has been executed, the public can
be the Judge.
The Hunt Club members have not
gone into the thing for. the purpose
of making money. The expense of .pre
paring a show that will be worthy of
the dignity of a horse show has been
something terrlfld. The show could
have been given 'perhaps at a less ex
pense had the management been willing
to have selected a smaller place and
had they been less solicitous of the com
fort of the public. Had the management
been willing to have had a few horses
Instead of a great exhibition, there would
have been no need of building a barn to
hold 200 horses and those who did come
could have been left to find their own
accommodations. The men who are be
hind the show are not. of this caliber.
They are progressive men and of a pro
gressive city, and they are to give a
horse show that wlif be in keeping with
the placeund times.
The Hunt Club, since its organization
In 1899, has done as much end perhaps
more to keep alive interest In good horses,
as any other organization. From a hand
full of men and women who met and took
rides over the hills surrounding Portland
years ago, it has grown into an institu
tion that is a part of the fity. Quietly
and without much show the club has held
its cross-country runs, Its paper chasm.
Then came the annual Thanksgiving day
cup race, an open paper chase that calls
for splendid horsemanship and a steady
nerve. The annual Spring meet, always
held at the old Irvlngton track, began to
attract public attention. It was not un
til the club gave its 6piendid exhibition at
fhe Society Circus that Portland actually
woke up to what he club really was.
In addition to the showing and Judging
of the various classes, the - management
has arranged for splendid music. Signor
A. De Caprio's band will furnish the mu
sic and he has arranged a delightful pro
gramme for each afternoon and evening.
-- The horse ehow will be launched by a'
competition drill between two mounted
battery teams from Vancouver Barracks.
The teams will be made up of 16 mules,
two guns and 31 men, one team will be
commanded by Captain Cleveland Lansing
and the other by Captain L. S. Lyons.
The battery commanded by Captain
Lansing holds the world's -record for
speed In action, and as the club is to
give a cup to the winners in the contest
between the two batteries, this will be
a feature worth seeing. The men and
their equipment will be stationed near
the grounds and will take part both after
noon and evening.
Entries of; Treat, .- Considlne and
Dobson Arrive From Xorth.
The horses of 'H. W. Treat and John
W. Considlne, and five "head belonging to
W. A.. Dobson, arrived yesterday after
noon at . 5 o'clock from Seattle. They
were met at the train by members of the
Portland Hunt Club and were taken at
once to the new stables at the Exposition
grounds. Messrs. Considlne, Treat- and
Farrell will show 14 head of fancy sad
dlers and harness horses, all of which
were blue ribbon .winners at the Seattle
"horse show. A special car, carrying the
carriages and other equipment, will ar
rive sometime today. The carload of
horses from Tacoma will arrive late
this afternoon.
Yesterday was a busy one at the Ori
ental building. Charles Bowman spent
the entire day at the 'Stables allotting
stalls. Every one of the 200 stalls origi
nally constructed have been taken and
carpenters began- work yesterday morn
ing adding 20 more to the list. In order
to accommodate all the horses. F. O.
Downing- has found it necessary to put
up. another tent, which will shelter the
mules used In the ifountain Battery. He
has also found it necessary to make use
of the fire engines-house.
Owing to the large number of horses
entered in classes 126 and 127, it has been
necessary to Judge the classes in two di
visions. T. S. McGrath, president of the
club, announced yesterday that class 126
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for women's saddlers, will be divided. . 127 wijl also be divided and horses 15-2 each division and exhibitors are specially
and horses 15-1 and under will be Judged and under will e Judged In one class and asked to have the exact measurement of
in one class and receive ribbons and horses 152 and over in another. their horses with them when they bring
those 134 and over in anotber class. Class ' Bibbons .will be given, to winners in them Into the ring. .