Gene Autry and Champion I (bought from Tom Mix, who had used the Tennessee Walker as a stunt double for his horse Tony II) begin their career in the movies together.
He is a chestnut with a blaze and four white feet. Mirage 790 wins the National Arabian Show at Nashville, Tennessee. Horsemen on 15 Akhal-Tekes and Iomuds ride from Ashkhabad to Moscow, 2,580 miles, including 600 miles of desert, in 84 days, to save the breed from Stalin’s order to do away with their stud. Russian Kabardins, also being tested by Stalin through 1936, follow a route around the Caucasian Ridge and cover 1,860 miles in 37 days. Bahram becomes the last English Triple Crown winner for many years. 9,025 ponies of a unique breed are found living in Newfoundland. 1936 Jenny Camp, a U.S.
Army remount horse, wins the individual silver medal at the Berlin Olympics. (She had done the same at the 1932 Olympics.) Only 15 out 45 horses were able to make it over the fourth fence, a tricky water jump.
She was Col.
Thompson’s cavalry horse. A Hackney horse named Tosca wins the gold medal for the German team.
The German riders sweep the Olympics. Takehners are the horses to beat at this Olympics. A Lipizzan places third in dressage, ridden by Col.
Podhajsky, the director of the Vienna Riding Academy. The last Olympic polo game is played. The U.S.
Remount Service names Frank Hopkins one of the greatest long-distance riders in U.S.
History, stating that he entered and won over 400 races. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys’ Association is formed. Mrs.
Joan Dunning of White Post, Virginia, imports pure Dartmoor ponies to her Farnley Farm and becomes a leading advocate for the breed. The Yorkshire Coach Horse studbook is closed.
This type of handsome trotter is now extinct. 159 Beverley Davis, “Timeline of the Development of the Horse,” Sino-Platonic Papers No. 177 (August, 2007) 1937 Dr.
Francis Haines writes an article for Western Horseman entitled “The Appaloosa or Palouse,” exciting interest in preserving the spotted horse. Count von Lehndorf notes that all warm-blooded stallions in Prussia can be traced back to 74 foundation sires, including 62 English Thoroughbreds, seven Arabians, and two half-breeds. Cal and Ruth Thompson form the American Albino Horse Club to preserve the progeny of Old King. War Admiral, son of Man O’War, becomes the fourth American Triple Crown winner. Golden Cloud appears in his first movie, The Adventures of Robin Hood. The studbook for the French Trotter is closed. (There is a section for French Trotter– American Standardbred crosses.) 1938 A match race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral, the grandson and son of Man O’War, is held.
Seabiscuit wins. Battleship, another son of Man O’War, wins the English Grand National at Aintree as an 11-year-old carrying 160 pounds. Witez II, legendary Arabian stallion, is foaled in Poland; he is descended from the desert mare Sahara. The Standardbred trotter Greyhound sets a world record at 1:55¼ at Lexington, Kentucky. Roy Rogers purchases Golden Cloud for $2,500.
He will eventually have a $5,000 saddle made for the horse. Anacacho Revel, a champion three-gaited American Saddlebred, appears in the movie Gone with the Wind.
He carries Ashley Wilkes off to war. 160 Beverley Davis, “Timeline of the Development of the Horse,” Sino-Platonic Papers No. 177 (August, 2007) The great trotter Greyhound 1939 The Appaloosa Horse Club is founded by Claude Thompson.
The color is associated with the Nez Perce Indians, but old photos show that the Nez Perce kept loud overos and every other color of Spanish horse as well. Hitler invades Poland.
The Suwalki Cavalry is ordered on September 9 to relieve the pressure on Warsaw.
Armed with swords and lances, and backed by heavy machine gun squadrons, the cavalry launches a successful attack.
Germans are taken prisoner with a loss of 30 to 40 horses.
Unfortunately, the Poles are unable to continue their success. Russia captures the Janow Podlaski Stud.
The valuable Arabian stallion, Ofir, is sent to Tersk.
His son, Witez II, is hidden for a time.
One of his daughters, a newborn filly named Mammona, survives the 1,000-mile trek to Tersk and then another 2,000mile march into Asia to escape the Germans.
Thoroughbreds and Polish warmbloods die along the way, but she survives to become an ancestress of the great Polish– Russian stallion Muscat. The Pomeranian Cavalry Brigade loses 2,000 out of 3,000 horses to German divebombers. Russia has 30 cavalry divisions along with 800,000 draft horses. Almost two million horses are serving in the Russian armed forces. Twenty wild mustangs are released on Chincoteague Island. 161
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