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THE HOUSE SHOW AT ISLINGTON.

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THE HOUSE SHOW AT ISLINGTON. The annual show of light and sporting horses held under the auspices of the Royal Agricultural Hall Company — the 22nd on record—commenced on Saturday at the Agricultural Hall, Islington. The number of entries was very large, 609 in all, and the general excellence of the show is about equal to that recorded on former occasions. This show has not very much in common with agricultural pur- suits pure and simple, the hordes exhibited being for the most part the property of noblemen, gentlemen, and dealers, who may or may not breed them; but Mr. Walter Gilbey this year suc- ceeded in introducing a classification for three-year- old horses likely to make hunters, with the view to affording greater facilities for the sale of the raw material." The idea was undoubtedly a good one, and may lead to useful results, although the entries in this particular class were not, as a whole, very meritorious. At the same time some were very meri- torious, and as simply raw material," Mr. Dunn's bay mare Atalanta, bred by Mr. Hart, Dunnington Lodge, York, winner of first prize, was apparently equal in promise to any young horse in the hall. The judges of hunters—the Earl of Coventry, Lord Combermere, and Mr. P. A. Muntz, M.P., took praise- worthy trouble to find the best horses, riding them in addition to the mere on-looking. In the competition for the champion prize the award fell to Major T. H. Thwaites's magnificent grey gelding, Pioneer. This horse, although entered as being up to only 13 stone -against a classification of 15 stone in the preceding class-was all over a hunter, and looked like carrying more than 15 stone across any reasonable country. Mr. A. J. Brown's Daybreak, bred by Mr. Thompson, of Wetherby, winner of first prize in the class for hunters up to, and not less than 15 stone," was a great favourite. There was a large show of hacks and light horses of all descriptions. The show remained open all the week, being visited by the Prince and Princess of Wales and their children on Wednesday.

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