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The annual Horse Parade under the auspices of the A. and P. Association was held to-day m the wileyardw. m most delightful weather, which doubtless had the effect of bringing out a good number of visitors. The bright spring morning— a morning m sa superb a spring as we have enjoyed for many years—made old men feel young again, and brushed away all cobwebs From the spirit of both man and beast. Th c horses were looking their very best, and no effort had been spared on the part of the grooms to bring out every good point. Boch draughts and thoroughbreds gave evidence of careful, preparation for the ring, and the result was that those m search of sires for their future stock had every chance of seeing what those available for the season m this district were like. The Committee of management comprised Messrs M. Stitt, J. C. N. Grigg, R. Miller, D, McKenilry, C. Reid, and T. Langley. With his usual energy and enthusiasm Mr Miller was visible early on this ground to assist the Secretary m his ■duties, but no complaint can be made this year of any remissness on the part of the Committee, as plenty of them for the "Work to be done were on the ground m good time. There were sixteen horses m all on the ground—nine of which wera draughts, four were thoroughbreds, and three roadsters.

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HORSE PARADE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890

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HORSE PARADE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2535, 4 October 1890

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