Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Vintage Virginia Horse Show Photos

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a treasure trove of old photos, a Chronicle of the Horse magazine from the 1940's and a prize list from the Deep Run Horse Show (near Richmond, VA) from 1946.  Things were so different back then.  This is an advertisement from Brooks Brothers that appeared in the Deep Run prize list.

This photo is from the 20's or 30's and is in Culpepper, VA.  The van supposedly belonged to Hope Scott, who was a Du Pont and owned near-by Montpelier, the homeplace of President James Madison.

These photos are from various shows, some we were able to recognize. Upperville for sure below....


The photo above could be from Culpepper or Warrenton or maybe some other show in Virginia. Not sure. Ideas?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE seeing old horse show photos! It always strikes me that although the clothes, tack and (Lord knows) the equitation sure have changed, the beautiful, beautiful horses have not. They are still the big-jumping, knee-folding, ears-up gorgeous creatures that they are today and that makes me very happy. Maybe mostly chunkier WBs, but you know what I mean. Thanks for sharing these - fun!


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