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Exciting Scene at a Horse Show. —The Birmingham Midland Counties Horse and Hound Show was brought to a close on August 15th, when there was a large attendance to witness the jumping competitions. During a contest Erin, a remarkably bold fencer, after cleverly clearing the water jump, took the fencing at the end of the ground, clearing the spectators, who were standing five or six deep at the spot. No one was seriously injured by this somewhat astonishing leap, although one gentleman received a slight kick on the back part of his head. The rider, a young lad, was quite unable to control his horse, which subsequently manifested an inclination to repeat the performance. It is estimated that the animal must have cleared a distance of about 37 feet. i

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 15, 30 October 1879

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