Buffalo to Have New Hunt Club: Polo Hunting and Horse Shows to be Boomed on Lake Erie Shore, Daily Racing Form, 1919-09-19


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BUFFALO TO HAVE NEW HUNT CLUB Polo, Hunting and Horse Shows to Be Boomed on Lake Erie Shore. For many years no city in the United Stales took keener interest in out-door sports of all kinds than Buffalo and the present-day popularity of the horse has brought into being an organization which promises to revive the former glories of that region. The fact that polo and hunting are to be among the chief activities of the newly-formed Lake Shore Hunt Club will be pleasing to the devotees of these sports. Buffalo had a polo team in 1S72 and it is claimed by some that tnis marked the introduction of the game into this country. At any rate, the game had been played there more or less continuously until the war. Hunting had an ardent following thereabouts also for many years, but recently there has been no opportunity to indulge in this exhilarating pastime nearer than the Genesee Valley, where the Wadsworth pack has been available. The Lake Shore Club has in mind to establish a pack hunt and an order has already been dispatched south for the hounds. A site for a suitable clubhouse, stabling, kennels, polo field, show ring and golf grounds has been chosen on a beautiful plateau near Derby overlooking Lake Erie. The Derby Horse Show, which for several years has been a feature of the country life on the Lake Shore will be given in the future under the auspices of the Lake Shore Club. It is planned to make it rival the big out-door shows held in the region of Philadelphia. There are quite a number of half-bred horses in the vicinity of Derby suitable to become hunters. The Breeding Bureau of the Jockey Club sent the thoroughbred sires Accountant and Fashion Plate to stand at Derby seme years ago and a number of smashing young horses will be ccming to hand about the time the hunt is established. The following committee is working on the details out of which it is expected a permanent organization will be effected: Goss L. Stryker, chairman; Hans Schmidt, treasurer; Duncan H. Pierce, secretary; William H. Barr. Column Curtis. Howard Kellogg. George E. Lattimer, Stuart It. Mann and Dexter P. Bumsey. The Derby Horse Show for the current year is scheduled for September 13.

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