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THE SUXDA1V OUEUOMAX,- TOllTtAXD, NOVEMBER 10, 1907.
CLOSE OF THE PORTLAND HORSE SHOW
FIRST EVENT OF THE KIND IN THIS CITY
PROVES. SUCCESS FROM EVERY STANDPOINT
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THERE la an end to all things; so
there was an end to Portland's first
Horse Show. Under the same favor
able conditions that marked the opening
of the show Thursday afternoon the close
came last night, and when the last horee
bad left the ring and the crowd had filed
out of the big Oriental building there
passed into history one of the most suc
cessful events, botti from a business and
social viewpoint, that Portland has ever
To plan a Horse Show for Portland and
to carry out that plan was. something
the Portland Hunt Club officials accom
plished In less than four months, a record
of which, every one connected with the
club may well be proud. Such men as
W. A. Oohson. Dr. James Withycombe,
H. W. Treat. J. D. Farrell and John "W.
Consldtne, without equivocation pronounce
Portland's first attempt at giving a Horse
Show a grand success, not only in point
of large entries, but also of fine horses
shown and of management. Not only
were the out-of-town exhibitors lavish In
their praise of the manner in which the
show was conducted, but the Portland
people who responded to' the call of the
Hunt Club for entries In the various
classes, whether they were fortunate in
, getting ribbons or not, joined in com
mending the management.
There were several events on the
closing night not down on the pro
gramme Dr Withycombe, who ' had
been through three days of hard labor,
had promised the students, when he
left Corvallls, to serve as one of the
Judges at the Horse Sfrhw, that if the
OreKon Agricultural College team de
feated Oregon at football he would
toss his hat Into the air and give three
cheers for O A C The cheers were
given, and the soft, black hat of the
IMrector of the Experimental Station
at Corvallls was tossed high Into the
. air Dr. W. A. Cummins made tho
' announcement and Pr Withycombe
did the rest. The audience responded
Only three of the cups that are to be
given as trophies were awarded last
night. The splendid sliver trophy put
up by the Multnomah Amateur Athletic
Club was awarded to Campbell &
Swigert for making the largest and
best showing In the Belgian class. The
Campbell-Swigert stable of Belgians
.was made up of two stallions and four
mares, and Just to show that these
tig. faithful bread-winners could be
ridden tandem as well as the little
high-steppers, two of the stable were
exhibited In tandem.
Allss Anne Shogron wfts presented
with the cup offered for the ladles'
tandem class. Miss Shogren rodo
Julltyhla and drove Strenuous Teddy.
The cup did not go to Miss Shogren
without a struggle, for the contest for
the trophy was very keen. In tho
competition with Miss Shogren were
Mrs. F. G. Buffum. who was riding
Duchess and driving Iva J.; Mrs.
James Nlcol. who was riding Snap and
driving Laddie, and Mrs. A. il. Cronin
PRAIPE FROM &EATTXJS EXHIBI
TOR. I am plaeed with th generous
manner in which the Horn Show
hai been presented to the Portland
public; and I hve great pleasure in
statins as an exhibitor that the man
agement has extended every courtesy
to foreign as well as local exhibitors.
I also deeply appreciate the courtesy
shown by local competitors In offer
ing assistance and frequently In
conveniencing themselves in putting
their trass and harness at our dis
posal. In short, the Portland Horse
?how Is a great success and given
along lines that do the City of Port
land and the State of Oregon the
greatest credit. H. W. Treat, of
and Rock, owned by R. L. Bewly, of Me-Minnvllle.
KXCEU-Kl) OM.Y BY EW YORK.
I cannot speak too highly of the
excellent management .shown hv the
Portland Hunt Club. The Horse
8how was a big success. The exhi
bition ring is all that could be de
sired. In Seattle we had nothing to
compare with It. In this. Its first
Horse Show. Portland has demon
strated that It Is equal to'anv city
in America in the .matter of snow
horses outside of Madison Square
Garden. John W. Consldlne. Seattle.
riding Rattler and driving Antipope.
The four gave an exhibition of riding
and driving that could not have been
The cup donated by the Riverside Driv
ing Club was captured by Dr. A. C.
Froom. Dr. Froom had no easy task in
carrying off the trophy, for there were
entered acrainst him some smashing good
light harness horses.
Samuel Elmore, of Astoria, won the
blue ribbon in the light harness class with
Crystal and Curruca. There were ten en
tries in the class and the contest was
close. The red ribbon was captured by
Robert Smith's Wanda and Evelyn, driven
by Collins, and the yellow went to Prince
Juvenile Riders Arouse Enthusiasm
'at Horse Show Matinee.
A record-breaking crowd attended
the afternoon matinee and they saw a
sight in the ring that .will live as long
as memory lasts. Without question.
there Is no city in this or any other
country that can boast of as many
children riders as Portland, and it Is
not saying too mucn when the state
ment Is made that I o city has such a
class of good riders. The little men.
and women followed the Mountain
Battery drill Into the show ring, anJ
the vast auditorium rang with the
cheers and applause. For once the au
dience lay aside Its prim and sedate
manners, society forgot its cold stor
age and perfunctory applause. For
once the audience displayed real en
thusiasm, and what was being done in
the ring was worthy of all the atten
tion that was given. .
Think of seeing 16 little folks, all
mounted on well-mannered ponies, and
each a perfect little horsewoman or
horseman. Is it to be wondered at that
the heart thrilled and that from the
lips of the thousands present there was
thundrous applause? Hardly. Think
of these little people passing in parade.
and among the lot a tiny mite of a girl
dressed in white, a pair of silver spurs
on her heels, riding a pony with the
case and abandon that older and more
experienced riders might well envy.
When the tot of 5 years rode Into
the ring there was a murmur that was
half applause and half of fear. It was
not until Miss Hele.- Thorsen for It
was she who rode Nellie and won the
red ribbon had ridden half around the
ring that the fear of a possible Beel-
dent to the child passed away. The
little rider and the pony knew their
lesson, and the confidence of the child
and the ease with which she clung to
her scat as she put her pony through
his paces soon permeated the audience,
and it was then the cheering began.
The blue ribbon in this class went to
Miss Helen Low Mills. The prize war
well deserved, for the little rider and
the pony made a splendid combination.
The yellow ribbon went to Miss Mabel
Linden, whose lltle white pony, Snow
ball, made a pretty showing. Master
Richard Wllmot was given the white
In the special class for ponies the
blue ribbon was carried off by Master
B. Hutchinson and the second ribbon
went to Raymond K. Delahunt.
There were three entries In the class