Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:
Two photographs of horses for comparison - the top image is of the Thoroughbred Arab horse, "Nimr" of the Hunington Stud and directly descended from the desert Arab "Kismet"; and the bottom image is of the type of lightly built Thoroughbred horse, "Pretty Polly" which is an extreme example of the racing type.
Photograph of the Thoroughbred stallion, "Hanover", who ran in fifty races and won thirty-two securing $120,912 in prize money. He sired the prize winners of 1896-1898 and is in stud at McGranthia, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America in the early 20th century.
Photograph of the three-fourths Arab and one-fourth Thoroughbred stallion, "Kingfisher" that finished second in the long distance test in 1919. He completed the test in 53 hours and 21 minutes and received the condition mark of 48 and 88.8% for total merit. Col. Tompkins of the U.S. Army rode this horse into Mexico for the expedition of 1916covering 575 miles over desert and cold mountains.
Photograph of the Thoroughbred stallion, "King's Courtship" that was the winner of the King's Champion Cup for the best Thouroughbred stallion at the Hunter Show at Islington in 1912.
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby, 9th Baron Middleton, 05 March 1911
Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', provides details about his hunting and steeplechase horses and the differences between half-bred and throroughbred horses.
Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby, 9th Baron Middleton, 25 September 1915
Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', writes concerning his Highland ponies which went from him last year for the War. He reports that the ponies, now based in the Dardanelles, are all faring well, except the pony by Ewart's stallion, which has been killed by a shell. Willoughby is now breeding hunters from Highland ponies, using a thoroughbred horse 'Red Eagle'.
Willoughby, who signs himself 'Middleton', thanks Ewart for the photograph he sent and provides one of his pony (not present). He reports that the daughter of the white-maned mare at Applecross has just foaled to a thoroughbred horse and writes that he will consider the prospect of Ewart's pony going to Applecross.
Lort-Phillips criticises the conduct of the Board of Agriculture for their collaboration with the Hunters Improvement Society in the army horse breeding scheme. He disparages the emphasis that has been placed on the Premium Thoroughbred horse, 'the wretched brutes that have done more harm to Light Horse Breeding than anything else.'
There are also two typed copies of the letter, presumably made at a later date.
Wrench explains that at his stud farm they have 15 Connemara pony mares (nine of which are in foal to an Arab and two to a Connemara stallion) and two Erris ponies (in foal to a thoroughbred). This season they plan to mix the pairings and the results of the couplings will be carefully monitored. He believes that the Arab is an exceptional horse, bettered only by the winner at the Paris Exhibition. He adds that Wilfred Blunt's pony that competed against it looked quite plain in comparison.