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  • I need YOUR help on choosing famous hunters...

    please help me with a project...i am writing a paper on famous pony/horse hunters...could you list famous horses or ponies that have been successful in the hunters. some from a while ago and some from now. could you also list their major wins??? or even a picture would be great!! thanks a ton!!!!

    "It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you."

    G.A. Barnes
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    please help me with a project...i am writing a paper on famous pony/horse hunters...could you list famous horses or ponies that have been successful in the hunters. some from a while ago and some from now. could you also list their major wins??? or even a picture would be great!! thanks a ton!!!!

    "It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you."

    G.A. Barnes


    • #3
      From awhile ago:
      San Felipe
      Riot Free
      Touch the Sun
      Terra Cotta
      Henry the Hawk
      Circuit Breaker

      I have no pictures, or their winnings, but each was one of the top regular working hunters of their time.

      Not so up on ponies, but some top winners were:
      Southern Gray
      Snow Goose
      Farnley Blue Chip



      • #4
        For ponies what about pony dot com?? And there are definitly pictures of him everywhere!!!

        Holsteiner Clique!
        Holsteiner Clique!!


        • #5
          I can chime in with some old timers.

          Pikes Peak, Not Always, Cap and Gown, Old Dominion, Duke of Paeone (I have butchered the spelling. Perhaps some other old timers can help me out on this one -- He was my dream horse when I was a little kid), Vim, anything ridden by Dave Kelly -- Royal Reveler comes to mind but there are many more.

          I have no old pictures, but if you find some, don't be surprised if these wonderful horses are not using their front ends like the hunters of today do. They galloped on and jumped much more across the jump, as opposed to getting deep and curling around it. So they look flat and their front ends are only marginal by today's criteria.

          Then, more recently there were the wonderful horses like Stocking Stuffer, Weather Permitting, Super Flash, Sutton Place, Madison Avenue, Spindletop Showdown, Captain Flash and anything owned by Cismont Manor.

          I will let the younger generation list the more modern ones.

          There is at leat one old thread on ponies of the past which will list many, many names.

          When life gives you crap, make crapenade.
          "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

          Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


          • #6
            I can't believe no one mentioned Rox Dene or Strapless!!

            No Jumps, No Glory
            Know Jumps, Know Glory



            • #7
              Sam, LHU and I were speaking of "yesteryear." I'm sure the young folks will bring those names up.

              Pam, it is Duke of Paeonian! I knew you would come through with the ones from a few years before mine!

              Also, I only listed working horses, not conformation. Another would be Balalaika.


              [This message was edited by lauriep on Oct. 10, 2003 at 10:10 AM.]


              • #8
                fOR a pony i would definetly say Pony Dot Com, im in Canada so im not too sure about the ponys and horses there but Dot seems to be EVERYWHERE and also have heard alot about Strapless.


                • #9
                  (Spindletop) Showdown (was shown both with and without the Spindletop prefix), listed by LH, is the one that immediately came to my mind.

                  "Sign the Card" and "Valhalla" are two others that come to mind that have not yet been named.

                  LH- was Royal Reveler a Tanrakin horse? The name seems to ring THAT bell for me.

                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle, and Brain

                  chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


                  • #10
                    Rox Dene, Pony dot com, Strapless, Newsworthy, Red Panda (I love this horse), Skky

                    *Believe In Me*
                    *Look No Further*


                    • #11
                      classy 80s gal...Centerfold


                      • #12
                        For ponies:
                        Devil's River
                        Pillow Talk
                        Captain Hook


                        • #13
                          If you decide to write about Snow Goose, I can get pictures for you or ask his owner questions for you if you would like.


                          *New pictures!*
                          http://community.webshots.com/user/stainlesssteal ~ My babys!
                          http://community.webshots.com/user/undersuspicion ~ Devon 2003
                          No hugging dear. I'm British, we only show affection to dogs and horses.


                          • #14
                            how about Baby Seal
                            OMGIH, I loff my mares clique


                            • #15
                              Snowgoose, Heirloom, Rox Dene, Kiss Me Not, Hillcrest Better Than Blue...

                              .Boomerang.Major Trouble.Irish Echo.Irresistible.Rainman.Capitol Scene.

                              ..No Guts, no glory. No brains, no headaches..
                              \"You must stand for something or you will fall for anything\"


                              • #16
                                Gabby- if you need pictures, I have a lot of pictures of older horses and ponies, including Pillow Talk, Captain Hook... ones like that.



                                • #17
                                  Shenandoah Opal for ponies and Murmansk and Gozzi for hunters.


                                  • #18
                                    Gozzi, January's Best, Ozcar, Hollywood, Celebrity, of course my all time favorite Rox Dene.


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