PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION.
At tbe annual Show of tbe Peninsula Horse Show and Pastoral Asso ciation, held at Duvauohelle last Thursday, Mr G. Armstrong piesented tbe handsome cup given for
fkirmishing, in connection with the Show, by Mr J, R Thacker, of j Okain's Bay. Corporal Theining's of the Peninsula Coast Defence Company won tho cup, and Lieutenant L. Priest, officer commanding the company, accepted the trophy. The skirmishing was held on the Show ground some months previous to tbe Show. The cup is a very handsome trophy indeed, mounted on a block mahogany stand,
The ladies of Duvauchelle had a tea stall on the Show ground on Thursday, the takings at which are to go towards the funds for the erection of a new hall at Duvauchelle. The ladies provided a very nice tea, and the stall was patronised well throughout the day. The gross proceeds were £14 6s, and at a social beld in the school on Show night £2 17s was taken at the door for the same object, the total amount to go tbe ball fund being £11 3s.
A review of the prize winners at the Show, which we were unable to in elude in our report, owing to lack of space on Friday last, is given below. In tbe hackney yearling class
Messrs Mould Bro3. gg, by Dauntless, was chosen out of an entry of four.
though six had been entered for the class. The Becond prizo was won by Mr S. Lelievre's br f, by Lord Wal
lace. In the 11 stone and 12 stone, hack classes, twenty three out of
twenty eight horses entered put in an appearance, and in the 12 stone class the first prize went to Mr P. Waghorn's eh g Violock, by Lord Loch, Mr A. Barker's b g Charlie, by Victor, which won the 12 stone class last year, taking second honours. A Victor colt, belonging to Mr S, Wells, won the 11 stone class, Mr E. Lyall's b m Faith, by Black Arrow, being second. The two classes included some very fine hacks indeed, horses for which the Peninsula is justly famous, for tbey are sturdy mounts i full of stamina, and most serviceable for use in this district. The cob class was well represented; though strictly speaking, as the judge remarked, there were very few entered in the class which were cobs. The first prize-winner Mapiri, by Zulu, a black mare belonging to Mr J. 0. Coop was representative of his class and stood out from the rest, Miss E. Masefield's Dusk, a sturdy littlo cob of a good stamp, taking second prize, The very fine grey gelding Sonny, by Victor, owned by Mr T, Ware, of Okain's, won. the 15 stone class, his manners being excellent, and bis heavy bone and sturdy frame representative of bis class, The second prize winner was a b g belonging to Mr J. Jamieson, of Kaituna, and winner of first priz9 and champion at the Timaru Show. This horse won the dog cart class, and was much admired during the day. Thirteen horses of a good class appeared, before tbe judge in the lady's hack class, and Mr S. Wells's Billy, by Centenarian, taking first honours, and Mrs T. Masefield'. Laddie, by Victor, winner of the dogcart class last year, taking second place. In the 13 stone class, Mr A. Ware's Tatlow gelding, Colonel, won first prize, and Messrs Knudgen Bros' Victor gelding second. In the hunter class, Miss Ware's b g Romeo, by Lord Loch, the second prize winner in the class last year, won first place, and he was in good company. The well known Merry Bachelor gelding, Starlight, that has competed in this class for many years now, and which won last year, taking second place. Mr H. Bailey's Mottle, by Washington, was the winner of the maiden backs, while Mr J. Lelievre's Nabook lish mare, Colleen, was second. There was a better class for dairy-cart turnout this year, and a good entry, The turn outs were well got up and in excellent condition, and tbe class of horses of very good quality. Mr C. J. Richfield took first place with 20 points, and MrT. E. McKenzie second with 18 points. Mr R. Latter won both prizes in the draught class with two sturdy beasts of a very useful class. The hack brood mare class j was also won by Mr Latter, Mr J,, Chapman being second. This class, | as well as the previous one, was better represented in numbers tban usual. Tbe judge made special comment of the two-year-old class, and said the exhibits were of extra good quality. There was a good entry in this class. Mr D. Hunt's General Symons gelding, Dick, taking first prize, and Mr L. Priest's Rangi second. There was no competition in the daisy cart and buggy classes, Mr Coop's fine black mare, Mapiri, by Zulu, being the only exhibit in the former. Mr T, Wakelin's Prince, by Good Times, won the 152 hands or over class for horse or mare Buitable for all round work, being second last
year in the same class. Mr C, J
Richfield'a Dolly was second. The judge was of opinion that tbe class wa3 a fair one, but rather a mixed lot of horses. Tbe pony class drew a larger entry than usual, and there Vi as good competition. They were an extra good lot, and the judge found it difficult to Choose the winners, Mr li. Fahey's Nobby, by Victor, won this class, and Mr G, 0. T. Armstrong's Niobe, a fine little black mare, was second. The horse suitable for allround work, under 15.2 was
won by Mr J. J. Brocherie's b m Dolly, Mr W. C. Giddens's b m Dolly being second. They were all useful,
sturdy sorts in this class, and tbeir actions and -Tanners were especially good. The gig horse or mare class was won by an old favourite in Mr A, Barker's Charlie, by Victory Mr L. Kearney's Starlight being second. Tbe horses shown in this class were well up to the best standard, and the judge s&id it was a really good class. In the dog cart class, the judge said there was only one dog cart horse shown, and that was the winner's, Mr J. Jamieson, handsome b g, the winner at the Timaru Show and champion there. Mrs T.Masefield'sLaddie was awarded second prize.
Owing to minor injuries, a number of borseß entered were unable to be shown. Among these was Mr E. Latter's Maßher, which won the 11 stone hack class last year, and which has been one of the best known prizowinners at the Show. Mr T. Mase* field's well known grey Paddy, by Victor, also tbe winner of many prizes did not appear. Owing to the enlistment of special constables, there were a number of good mounts absent from the Show.