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CARMAKTHB N. ANXUAL EXHIBITION OF HUNTERS AT CAR- MART HEN. The annual exhibition of hunters and colts in con- nection with tbe United Counties Society was held at Carmarthen on Friday. The show was held in Mr Norton's field at the back of the Cattle Market, which was railed off so as to distinguish the different classes. The horses put in competition were very numerous, and altogether the exhibition, was as good as in any previous year. Upwards of £ 200 was given in prizes. There was a large numbsr of spectators present, including the leading ladies and gentlemen in the neighbourhood. Amongst these we observed Mr David Pugh, M.P., Mr Scourfield, M.P., Mr J. B. Bowen, M.P., Mr H. L. Puxlev, Colonel Stepney, Mr Edward Vaughan, Mr John Jones, Blaenos, Mr W. O. Brigetocke, &o. The judges were Mr Edward Bradley, Cowbridge, Mr H. Leonard, Downing Farm, Cowbridgo. Too much praise cannot be given to the indefatigable secretary of the society for the perfection of the arrangements. Mr Allison, veterinary surgeon, accompanied the judges in their inspection of the horses. Class 1. consisted of a purse of jE20 for the best hunter, up to or not less that 14 stones, 6 years or aged. About a dozen good horses were exhibited in this class, includ- ing several gay and really handsome hunters. One of these, Mr H. S. Allen's or g, Victor (by Topthorn), was of beautiful proportions, and evidently a very useful horse. The prize was given to Baron F. do. Rutzen a b g Langton (be Langton, dam by Chesterfield), bred by Mr A. de Rutzjn. In Class II, a prize of JE20 was offered for the best hunter, up to or not less than 12 stones, 6 years or aged. After iaspcctlus the hordes seat in for competition, the judges ordered four of the horses to be taken out of the enclosure, and put through a canter in the open field, and these were Mr .W. Hi;T,ewi8's (of Clynliew) b m Magic (by Touchwood), bt by, the exhibitor; Mr Robert. Watera's b g The T Red, Heart, dam Elvas), bred by Mr Curtis, cf 'ford;' Mr R. R. Cg rver's br m Lvdia (by Confer-, br"*bv the exhibitor and Mr W. R. H. Poweirs"c'h,R jJJie '0o::htv(.b,"KZouave), bred by Uapt'Mas.sey. Mr W. ?l. H.^Po.V.yVs Ibr h Primrose (bv Sir Hercules, dam by L ivi'd)'. brtvl hy ,Mr Annesley, qt>aer' mention as a very hTri'dsome horse. The prize was taken by Mr Powell's Count. In class III. there was a first prizeofjESO, and a second prize of £ 15 offered .for the best hunter, 5 years old, bred in the county of Carmarthen, Pembroke,, or Cardigan, In this class the following deserve mention: Mr W. H. Lewis's ch g Cuckoo, by Pontifex, bred by the exhibitor; Mr W. H. Lewis's br m Mouse, by The Trapper, bred by the exhibitor; Mr John Ormond's (o) Pembroke) b g Gamekeeper, by The Trapper, bred by Mr Jenkins, Cas- tlemartin; and Mr Thomas Griffiths'^ (of Llawhaden) ch g SoutMeid, by Porto-IMlo, dam by Young Chester- field, bred by Mr Phillips, of Southfield. The three first were taken out for a canter, after which the judges awarded the first pme to Cuckoo, and the second to Gamekeeper. In Class IV., two prizes, one of X25 and another of £ 10, were offered for the best hunter, 4 years old, bred in the county of Carmarthen, Pembroke, or Cardigan. The best horses in this class were Mr W. H. Lewis's Hotspur, by Hospodar. bred by the exhibitor Mr W. R. H. Powell's br g The Professor, by Confessor, dam by Fitzambo, bred by the exhibitor; Mr W. R. H. Powell's br g The Hart, by Confessor, dam by The Deer, by Harkaway, bred by the exhibitor; and The Priest, by Confessor, dam Jessi, by The Prior, bred by the ex- hibitor. The first priza was taken by Mr A. Saunders DavWs The Priest, and the- second by Mr Lewis's Hotspur. Class V. was for the best three-year-old hunter colt, bred in the county of Carmarthen, Pembroke, or Car- digan first prize, £ 20 second ditto, £10. The horses most admired in this class were — Mr D. H. Thomas's D c Iiuby, by Longton, bred by Mr Burnhill, Llanelly Mr W. R. H. Powell's b g The Prior, by The Confessor, i dam by Fitzambo, bred by the exhibitor; Mr W. G. Ormond's (of Caerdeeth) ch c Golden Branch, by Cash- box, dam by Pharaoh, bred bv the exhibitor; Mr J. B. Bowen's (Llwyngwair) br c King Lear, by Lancewood, dam b} Young Toby, bred by Mr Williams, Penrallt Du and Lord Langton, the property of Mr Jones, of Llw]>n- I drysi, near Whitiand. The first prize was awarded to Lord Langton, and the second t,) The Pri ir. 1,\ Class VI., a fit-at prize of £ Ii). ond a second prize; 'if £ 5, were offered for the best two-year-old hunter colt., bred in the county of Carmarthen. Pembroke, or Cardi- gan. The first prize was given to Mr B. B even's ch c Cymbeltne, by Compromise, dam by Y -ung Toby, bred by Mr Williams, Penrallt Du; and the second by Mr II. S. Carver's (of Blaencors) ch c Fender, by Frederick, dam by Ramping Billy, bred by the exhibitor. Class VII. was devoted to the best harness horses (mars or gelding), not less than 15 hands 2 inches, 4 years old or upwards, bred in the county of Carmarthen, Pembroke, or Cardigan, sho wn in harness. First prize, iEta; second ditto, 4.5. Given by the Earl of Cawdor. There were few horses exhibited in this class. The first prize was given to Capt Grass's blk g, no name, by Ling- ton, bred by the exhibitor; and the second to Mr W. R. H. Powell's ch g The Lamb, by The Confessor, bred by Mr John Rees. In Class VIII. a prize of £10 was given by the Earl of Cawdor for the best hack, 4 years old or upwards, not exceeding IS hands ] inch, bred in the county of Car- marthen, Pembroke, or Cardigan. The first prize was given to Mr C. W. R. Stokes's b m Polly, by The Trap- per, bred by Mr Hayes, of East Hook, (5 years old); and Mr Lloyd Price's b g Toby (5 years old) was highly commended. There a good number of hacks exhibited. In Class IX. a prize of Y,20 was given for the best hunter (mare), 4years old or upwards. The contest was very close between Mr W. H. Lewis's Magic, by Touch- wood, and Mr C. W. R. Stokes's b m Polly, by The Trapper. Ths prize was given to Magic, a really hand- I some mure, and Polly was highly commended.

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