International Jumping Contests, Daily Racing Form, 1913-11-13


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. 1 1 1 INTERNATIONAL JUMPING CONTESTS. New York. November 12. Thirteen officers and twenty-fivp horses are coming here to represent the United States in the international jumping contests next week. Tlie horses have been regularly entered for some time, but it was only two days ago that the War Department detailed the oliicers who are to represent this country against the foreigii visitors. These contests this year promise to be closely fought, as each of the seven countries is well mounted and will be represented by daring and clever riders. These international jumping contests have grown to be one of the most attractive features of the National Horse Show. This show will open in Madison Square Garden next Saturday afternoon and last until the evening of the following Saturday. Six officers and fourteen horses are coming from tlie Mounted Service School, Fort Riley. These are Capt. L. R. Bell, Sixth Cavalry; Lieut. Le Roy P. Collins, Fourth Field Artillery: Lieut. J. F. Taul-bee. Second Cavalry: Lieut. Stanley Koch, Sixth Cavalry; Lieut. Waldo C. Potter. First Field Artillery, and Lieut. Sloan Doak. Fifth Cavalry. From West Point five oiliters and eight horses have been detailed. The oliicers are Capt. J. R. Lindsey. Capt. George Vidniar and Lieut. Arthur H. Wilson, cavalry; Lieut. R. . Alexander. Engineer Corps, and Lieut. Hugh II. McGee, Second Cavalry. From Fort Myer, Virginia, two oliicers and three horses are coming. The oliicers are Lieut. R. C. Burleson and Lieut. W. II. Shepard of the field artillery. Lieutenant Shepard, with ills horse Marshal Ney, last year won a leg on tlie Beresford cup and he hopes to gaiu permanent possession of this prize by winning again this year. This cup was offered by Col. Lord Decies and is for American army officers only. Five international events arc on the program and the total number of entries ranges from thirty-live to seventy-three. Great Britain, France, Russia, Norway, Belgium, Canada and this country will be represented. Col. P. A. Kenna, Maj. M. F. McTaggart and Capt. R. M. Stewart-Richardson, British army ofll. cers who. will ride at the Horse Show have arrived, as did Lieuts. Auguste de Laissardiere. Baron TlerrQ Marie de Meslon and Marquis Francois de Thonet dOrgeix. French cavalrymen. The Canadians have entered a strong string of horses. Eleven are from the powerful stable of Colonel the Hon. Clifford SIfton, and six are owned by Captain Rodden. Colonel Siftons sons will ride in the internationals. The two big events are for the Canada and America cups. Tlie Canada cup, presented by the Hon. Adam Beck, of London, Out., was won last year by the British, and the America cup is a new trophy presented by C. K. G. Billings. The former prize of this name was won outright by the Dutch oliicers last year. It is a team prize and three officers represent each country. In addition to these events the oliicers will appear in the classes for oliicers chargers and in the regular hunting and jumping events.

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