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CARDIFF AND SOUTH WALES HORSE SHOW. IBY OUR SIM B'AL CORRESPONDENT. I In those liveiy, and it. may be added rather loose, memoirs of Madame D'Epinay, she describes the people who were accustomed in the morning to lounge about the levee of her husband. Among the persons 80 tabulated may be Cest un maquignon qui a des ckevaux uniques A vendre. We are not aware whether the supply of first-class horseflesh is as plentiful in France as it was then, but we can safely avow that there is an astonishing dearth of equine excellence in England at the present moment. Very few dealers could boast ot possessing one unioue animal in their stables, much less a plurality. There is evidently a scarcity of the best specimens, and the Cardiff Show on Wednesday emphasised this lack. But among the exhibits were two animals which, if you were to search the wide world through, you could scarcely come across their superiors. Mr J. T. Cross's cart mare Kate and Mr J. Goodwin's chesuut mare are, like Grains of gold in tbe mine's refuse, Few and bright. The entries were, if anything, more than those of preceding years, but there was nothing like the quality. This absence of merit was not due to any parsimony, for the prizes were many and hand- some. With few exceptions, the celebrities of the hippie arena were catalogued, but they were not the memories of days. "Comparisons are odious," George Herbert tells us. But to demonstrate that no fault can be attached to the management, we may furnish figures which determine that of the hunters there are 150 exhibits in the Sophia Gardens this autumn, against 95 last year; that hacks and ponies are about equal, vie., a little over 80 exhibits, single harness horses being in about the same position or slightly in excess of 100 entries, and that the cart horses remain practically unaltered. Local talent has been encouraged, and there is a sign that in the future the show will become somewhat more utihtarian. The class for thoroughbred stallions has been knocked out, and is probably no losi. However, if the executive would insist upon the agricultural stallions travelling this district, and add some inducement in the shape of an increased award, it would be doing a noble service to the cause of breeding, and would not throw its money clean away, AS was.tbe case yestetday. The Cardiff Horse Show has ample attraction without the entires, and it would be-preferable either to give tha £35 to some of the young stock, or to add something to this amount and make an attempt to benefit the neighbourhood. We have to speak in high terms of the management. A courteous secretary, efficient stewards, and a workable stllff are what are required, and th y were there on Wednesday, and, moreover, each and all knew their business and did it. Class succeeded class with charming regularity, the telegraph boards were not left to take care of themselves, and thus a catalogue was a guide, not a puzzle to which the clue bad not been supplied, as at some of our local attempts. The hunters were not as they should be, and this deficiency was accentuated with every fresh batch. It would have been difficult out of the whole total to have pointed out one which was out of the common. There were ten competitors in the heavy weight class, and their calibre was not high. None of them had any lustre, or shone with the brilliance which you would expect such an award as J340 would induce. Yet there were horses which are by no means undistinguished. Mr E, C. Brown's Sir Garnet, Mr Thomas Crutcber's Hard to Find, and Mr Joseph Horton's Grafton have all been decorated in rings quite as exalted as that of Cardiff, but none of them possess those characteristics which are re- garded as necessary for the outline of a hunter. The standard by which we gauge this type of mount is that of Leicestershire. There is much in common between this stamp of a horse and an ocean steamer. Both must have leugth,botb must carry their passengers amidships where tbe least motion will be felt, both must be fast, both must have beam, narrow in front and broad behind, and both must cross the sea—the one possibly the blue waves of the Atlantic, the other a sea of grass, whose heaving billows are ridge and furrow. The term heaving is used advisedly. The ship steered by a bridle, unless it possesses sufficient scope, will be like a cock boat, con- tinuaily up and down, instead of striding aoross the oatenary, and cutting as it were tbe crests. Beauty of mould and correctness of symmetry should be present to complete the ideal. How- ever, there is even more than this. A Cunarder, by the aid of steam gear, can be gnided by a touch of the iiugers, and a hunter should b. turned and stopped with a similar facility. The horse which approached nearest to these attributes was Mr Keevii's Conundrum, an ammal of fashion, but the vet." exercised his veto, and there was an end to the matter. The bay gelding Grafton was fast, and could get his hind logs well under him, and,moreover,exhibited some quality. He might not have beeu up to fifteen stone, but there is no doubt that his manners were not on a par with Lord Chester- field. To this reason he is indebted for third honours, for we fancy he would have been higher had it not been for his boring. The winner, Sir Garnet, is superior behind the saddle. He carries his head badly and points his toes. On the contrary, Hard to Find, another chestnut, is better in front than it is in the rear, for the 6,nk is rather slack. It gallops high, but is fast. To it went the second prize. Seventeen came out to do battle in the twelve stone olass. The bast looking borse undoubtedly was Tommy Giles, the property of Mr G. Richardson, Leeds. The brown gelding was built in the form of a horse intended for the chase. But it had no freedom of front action, and was, as hunting men would term it, sticky." Tommy Giles has been successful over a country and in a sbowyard. In view ofitsmould, the prize could not welibehauded elsewhere, and Tommy Giles secured the coveted distinction. We do not agree with the judges when they placed Lord Tredegar's grey mare Whitebait second. Pratty enough, no doubt, but a long way off the right shape of a hunter. Mr J. H. Stoker Successor is a bandy horse, and deserved the yellow ribbon which it received. It was temperate and speedy, but nothing much more than a whip's mouut. Mr J. Goodwin had the reserve for a horse of some character, but leggy, thick in the shoulder, and its hocks were outside its body. Mr Lort Phillips sent a nice horse in Landlord, but it was not looked at. The four-year-olds were headed by Mr Crutcber's Hard to Find. The second went to a fair chestnut, but more a charger than a hunter, belonging to Mr E. C. Browne. The local hunten were not as good all their more cosmopolitan com- rades. Mr H. E. Watson's bay, Storm, seemed likely to grow into something, and he is temperate. He is straggliug now, and we question whether he S up to the weight. Colonel Morgan was the recipient of the blue ribbon. horse Rambler has seen its best day, and should have yielded to younger animals. Second was Messrs Gattwaltz and Bowring, with Bismarck. The light class was responsible for the presence of two hunters which bad some pretentions, Mr Homfray's Frigate and Lord Tredegar's Horoscope, which were second and third respectively, were built on the right lines. For almost the first time one could observe what a hunter should be like. We consider it an error to have elevated Lord Tredegar's Whitebait above these two, but such was the judges' verdiet. However, in the class for three-year-old hunters we are totally at variance with the opinion of those in authority. The Stand Stud Company's Pilgrim stood out from the rest as a king does from commoners. Not a monarch in these degenerate times, but when they were chosen by their physique. Had they dismissed Pilgrim altogether without a card of commendation, we could have understood it, for bis fetlocks and feet were decidedly against him. First or nowhere he should have been. Again, we are inclined to thmk that Mr Viltat's Early Bird was easily second to Pilgrim. Early Bird exhi. bited a considerable amount of fashion, and was merely inferior to Pilgrim in size and scope. But, however, to Mr J >hn Thomas went the first prize for a gelding a trifle plain and coarse, but with ample bone. We will admit that the more you looked at this youngster, the moreitimprEIBsed the spectator. It is a gelding which grows upon one, and to capital legs it combines a rare carcase. The six two-year old hunters had nothing much to recommend them. Mr H. S. Watson's Waverley was a. useful, short-backed colt, with plenty of timber, but no fashion. Lord Londonderry was second with Turf, a colt of immense substance and size, but somewhat carty, Mr John Goodwin's bay moved like a hunter, and looked like a hunter, and if it had been first instead of third there wonld not have been much mistake. But tbe biggest blunder the judges committed was in the yearling class. Wher we spoke of Major Heygate's chestnut yearli at Newport, we allowed that it was one of the most bsautiful yearlings we bad ever encountered. It was not seen to such advantage at Cardiff as at Newport, but what reason there could be for ignoriag it altogether is difficult to account for. After this piece of work we were not surprised to find that a small colt with carriagey quartets and crooked forelegs was invested with the premier ribbon. Why, the two which eND, after it might without impropriety have beaten it, and the reserve colt was very leggy, and his hocks were in one parish and his quarters in another. The harness horses were better than the saddle. The Stand Stud Company's King of Fashion bends bis knees very gracefully, though he is not very fast. Nevertheless, he is a horse in tba front rank. He was first for animals over 15.2. There wa a close fight for second prize. It lay between Mr John Goodwin and Messrs Gottwaltz and Bowring. The latter's Countess bad the better fore action, while the former's bay gelding could move his bmd legs. We believe, though, that Cardiff would have defeated Cheltenham if the local cbampioness would have settled down, but she was a little excited, and spoilt her chance. In Mr Robert T. S. Lucas's Denmark was witnessed both speed and action, and it was rightly ornamented witn the blue ribbon for those under 15.2. The well-known Elegance, also the property of the same OWNER, was second. A day or RO previously the positions were reversed. It is quite true that Elegance is, as her name signifies, most graceful. She may have the more flashy movements. The Prince de Ligne said of the Vienna Congresi, Le congrls danse, et ne marche pas. This will apply to Elegance. She can prance, but she cannot progress. Even with the knees knocking out the teeth does not compensate for a rate of five miles an hour. An animal which is unable to draw a vehicle faster than this is fit for nothing but a glass case. If the judges' vagaries had been apparent in this class, and they had passed over Elegance for Mr W. M. Thomas's Surprise, which had the reserve, we should have been only too glad to have thanked them for breaking through a. false tradi- tion. Elegance has for the last four years been taking prizes in harness, and beyond high stepping and shape, we will admit, has no qualifi- cations for tbe job. We contend that her slow- ness is a fatal bar. To get over the ground should .be the first consideration. That study of light and shadow, that perfection of the chiar- oscuro, the evergreen piebald Magpie, added another triumph to an existence of ovations. But Mr Pope's picture in white and black is not the Magpie of two years since. Anno Domini spares no one and nothing. The gor- geous paces, the fluency of movement, the magni- ficence of outline are gradually fading, the vivacity is departing, and the fire is burning low, but Magpie has enough left to tackle such oppouents as she encountered yesterday. Not that these rivals were inlllnificant-far from it. Mr Clifton's The Don is a trifle plain, buc-ho can throw his forelegs into space, and follow them up smartly with those in the rear. The Stand Stud Company's Shooting Star is another pouy which has struggled where the mighty in horseflesh wrestle, and has held its own. But the same remarks which we have written about Elegance appiy to Shooting Star. Here the judges, ever wayward, rightly passed over the Stand Stun Company's exhibit, and gave the reserve to Mr Henry Butler for hill grey Sir Thomas. Mrs Powson, of Crwys Bychau, deserved this for a smart pony CALLED Jim Crow. The above was for ponies under 14.2. There was a capital class of fifteen for ponies under 13 2. The ten hunter brood mares were undeniably good. Mr John Good win headed the class with a chestnut mare which has no equals. The second, belonging to Mr T. Forsyth Forrest, Cireucester, was a long way above the average, and so were one or two more. The cob stallions were fair. Mr J. A. N. Booker's roan was an excellent mover, but rather light in the middle. Mrs James Brogden'a Furioso bad nice paces, but was not typical, and light in the quarters. In those exceeding 15 hands, the downfall of the celebrated Lord Bang, which is owned by Mr L. Shirley, was unexpected, as Lord Bang is quite at the top of the tree. The agricultural, upon the whole, were poor. The stallions were not a brilliant lot. Lord Egerton's Corunet, which was third, is splendidly bred, and is own brother to the glorious Czarina -a mara with few equals, and scarcely any superiors. However, age and size had to yield to youth, and Mr John Powell's Briton Yet was first, a two-year-old colt with plenty of feather and bone. Lord Tredegar's Pope was second. But when wecometothemares, adifferenttale must B* told. Take,for instance, Mr J. P. Cross's Kate. Such substance, such a carcase, such leg, such sloping pasterns, and hard feet, such quarters, fit to pull a town down, such hair, ana, with all this massiveness, the paces of a pony, there is room for admiration. With the exception of Chance and Lady Lincoln, there are, we question, none to beat her, and she is beaten by those mares in outline alone. They have a gayer and more fashionable exterior. The Marquis of London- derry sent his Clydesdales, for which he is renowned, but neither Star nor Jeannie Darnley, gorgeous as they are, could lower the colours of the shire.. Mr Joseph Hill's pair of shi-ies, Gil- bert and Smiler, were a noble couple, of animals, and were good enough to beat the Clydesdales of Lord Cawdor, though the eminent Snowdrop, which wou at Newport, was a rival. The local men here had an opportunity of reckoning up the proper value ot their stock, Two- yaar-olds were a poor lot. The only two worth anything would not satisfy the vet. The yearlings were but little in advance. The second was a colt with plenty of bone, but no breadth of shoulder, yet with depth, but the pasterns were SO straight behind that it seemed to be deformed. The jumping was commenced about 4 p.m., and by this time the ring was lined by a deep shadow. "To witch the:, world with noble horsemanship is not the saion of the rider of Mr C. E. Price's Secret. Every fence the horse jumped off came the jockey, and there was certainly no luck when he tumbled off clear of the water jump. A thorough good soaking would have delighted the people. As it was. one of the stewards, with a blandishment that was sublime, tried to allure him to enter the arena a second time, encouraging him with the seduction that the prize was likely to fall to him. But the aspirant did not want to expose any more secrets, and wisely declined. The events call for no detailed notice. Judging commenced promptly at 10 o'clock, and thenceforth thA stream of visitors to the show ground was tolerably constant until about four p.m. Still the numbers on the ground did not come quite up to expectations, but we are unable to give the exact figures as the registration of the turnstiles had not been computei at the close of the show. Many of the leading gentry of the locality put in an appearance, and the summer costumes of the ladies gave an air of brilliance and harmony to the scene, which, under less favourable climatic conditions, would have been sadly wanting. For the comfort of the thousands of people who occupy the grand stand and cluster around the prize-ring, the committee should seriously consider the advisability of adopting a better system of numbering the exhibits. As the ticket is generally somewhat small, and slung about the horse's neck, it is often impossible to decipher it. Otherwise the arrangements are most satisfactory, and the show ground itself is not to be surpassed in the kingdom for conveni- ence of access, general detail, and quality of soil. The stewards were as follow" hacks, and harness horses—M^S^RS O. H *Villiamis, R. T. Bassett, G. 0. Williams, Henry Lewis, and Lewis J. Shirley. Cart horses and ponies—Messrs J. A. Ware, Francis Wride, and R. Wain. The following gentlemen officiated as judges :-Hiinters- Colonel Rivers Bulkeley, O ik Cottage, Whitcburch, Salop; Messrs W. H. P. Jenkins, Upton House, Banbury; and H. Boden, The Friary, Derby. Hacks and harness horses—Messrs J Hill, Felhampton Court, S'dop; and H. Moore, Burn Butts, CransW'ck, Yorks. CaM horses and poriies-imeimrs T. A. Spencer, Clavering Hall, Essex; and R. Pell, Chester. Messrs Bourne Brothers, of Dudley, are the contractors for refreshments, and they have provided excellent accommodation for all possible demands. The sheds and others fittings have been supplied by Mr Randall, contractor, of Taunton, these being of the moat suitable deicriDtion. THE PRIZE LIST. HUNTERS OPEN. Class I.-Heavy-wei-h,,hu aitt-ers calculated to carry not le-s than 15 stone to • hounds—1st Prize, £ 40, E C Brown, North Elmsall Hall, Poute- fract, Sir Garnet; 2nd prize, £ 15, Thomas Crutcher, Ivy-street, Salisbury, Hard to Find; 3rd prize, B5. Joseph Horton, The Woodlands, Moseley, Birmingham, Grafton; h < Gottwaltz and Bowring, Horse Exchange. Cariliff. Bismarck; r, W C Keeping, Beading, Berks, Lormonite. Cl-im- 2—Ught vteirlit hunters calculated to carry not less than 12 scone to hounds—1st, £ 40, G JRichardson, st James's Mews, Woouhouse-lane. Leeds, Tommy Giles 2nd, £ 15, the Right Hon. Lord Tredegar, Trede. gar Park, Newport, Whitebait-, 3rd. £ 5, J H HtokegjGreat Bowden House, Market Harborough Successor h c, E (-! Brown, North Elmsall Hall, Pontefract, ches'nuc gelding r, John Goodwin, Priory Court, Cheltenham, — rhrstnut gelding, s Youn« Hermit. Class 3—Frur-year-old hunters—1st prize. £ 20, Thorns Cruncher. Ivy-street, Salisbury, Hard ts Find 2nd prize, £10, E C Brown, North Elmsall Hall, Ponte. In fr;.Ct-chei;iiur goet. g; 3rd prize, £ 5, John Goodwin, Priory Court. Cheltenham lirown gelding, a Toma. hawk: c, Hon E B Gilford, Actree House, Berkeley, Mills Jummy r, F C Morgan, Ruperra. Castle, New. port, Mon., Joseph. Class 4.-Local-heavy-weight hunters, the property of residents in South Wales or Monmouthshire, calcu- lated to carry not les-i than 14 stone to hounds—1st piize, £ ib, F C Morgan, Ruperra Castle, Newport, Mon., Ran-bbt,!r; 2nd, B5. Gottwaltz and Bowring, Horse Exchange, Cardiff, Bismarck; c, J G Matthews, Glan Ely, St Fagah's, Referee-, r, H E Wa.son, Croesonen. Llangibby, Newport, Storm. LOCAL. Class 5-Light weight hunters, the property of resi- dents in South Wales or Monmonthshire. calculated to carry not less than 12 stone to hounds -1st prize, £15. Lord Tredegar, rrdegarPark, Newport, Whitebait 2nd prize, B5, J G B Horn ray, Penllyn Castle, Cow- bridge, Fritjate; c, Lord Tredegar, Tredegar Park, Newport, Horoscope-, c, Walter R Shirley, Fernbank, PeniLrth, Paddy; r. The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Memory. Class 6—Hunters, three-year-old (mare or gelding)- 1st prize £10, John Thomas, Carn, Begelly, R.S.O.. Peui., Cetewayo; 2n priz £5, W AVillar, New Court, Cheltenham, -tiarlyBCrd r. Henry Davies, Typicca, Golden Grove, Carmarthen Charley. Class 7-Two-year-old hl1ntPr-1st prize, £ 10—H S Watson, The Lodge, Llaudaff, Waverley 2nd, £ 5— Marquis of Londonderry, Se;),ham Harbour, Turf; c. David John, Caerca, i y, near Cowbridge, Kate; r, John Goodwin, Priory Court, Cheltenham, h c, Tudor V H Thomas, Lampeter House, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Sultan c, Mrs James Broaden, Porth- cawl, Fancy. Class 8-0ne.year.old hunters-1st prize, £10, Lewis J Shirley, Caira Stud Farm. Cardiff, brown colt; 2nd, £2, Wm Till, Treworgan, itoss, Marksmn c, A Jepson, Mwyndy, Llantrissant, bay IJlly r, F J Coleridge Boles, Coytraheu House, Bridgend, Laughing Girl CHAMPION PRIZE. Champion prize of £ 20 for best hunter in first six classes—G Richardson, Woodhouse-lane, Leeds, Tommy Gila. JUMPING. Class 2est jumper in classes 1, 2,3, 4, b, and 6— 1st prize, £ 10, J H Clifton, Upland House, Keynshaai, Bristol, Game Chicken; 2nd prize, £ 5, J K Mead Cheltenham, Successor. Class 25.—Best jumper (classes 1. 2, 3, 4, 5, aud 6 excepted), exceeding 14.2 hands, considered by the judges to be tbe best fencer—No prize awardod owing to the poor performance of the three competitors. ShlGLg HARNESS HORSES. Class 14.—Single harness horses, above 15.2 hands— 1st prize £ 10, Stand Stud Co., Whitefleld, Manchester, King of Fashion; 2nd, 26, John Goodwin, Priory Court, Cheltenham, bay gelding; r, Gottwalts and fiQwripg, Home Exchange, Cardiff, Countest, I Class 15.-Single harness horses, exceeding 14.2 I hands, and not exceeding 15-2—1st prize £10, Kobert T S Lucas, Sneyd Park, Bristol, Denmark: 2nd £ 5, ditto. Elegance; r. W M Thomas, Morley Houss, Tudor. road, Cardiff, Surprise. Class 16.—Single harness horses, exceeding 13,2 hands and not exceeding 14.2 hands—1st prize £10, William Pope, Cannou Hout!, Downham Market, Magpie 2nd B5. J H Clifton, Upland House. Keyns. ham, Bristol, The Don; h c, Stanti Stud Co., White- field, Manchesrer. Shooting Star; r, Henry Butler, 23, Union-street, Bath, Sir Thomas. Class 17-Siiigle harness pony (mai-e or gelding), not exceeding 13-1 —1st. prize, £ 10, W Pope, Cannon Hou e, Downham Market Fanny 2nd prize, £ 3, J H Clifton, Upland House, Keynsuain, Bristol, he Prince; 3rd prize, B2. R T S Lucas. Sneyd Park, Bristol, I Adonis c,W J Peters. Ki"srsrlown, Kristnl. Dandy. STALLIONS. Class 30-Cart stalijoi-lst prize, £20, John Powell Upper Wick, Worcester, Briton Yet 2nd, I prize, 5;10. Lord Tredegar, Tredegar Park, Newport, Pope; 3rd prize, £5, Lord Egerton, Tatton Park, Cheshire, Coronet; r, D J Jenkins, Great Frampton, r Cowbridge-bay, s Fi,,1ci Marshal. Class 31—hackney st dlion, exceediug 15 hands high —1st prize, £ 10, Lord Tredegar, Tredegar Park, New- port, M011., Young Gentleman; 2nd prize £ 5. Lewis J Shirley, Ciira Stud Farm, Cardiff. Lord Bant; r, J H Thomas, Scyborwen. Aberdare, Welsh Perfection. C'w 32-ClJb stallion, not exceeding 10 hands—1st prize £10, J A N Booker, Wessington Court, Hereford, Trustful: 2nd prize JE6, Mrs James Brogden, orth- cawl, Furioso: r, T Forsyth Korrest, Ashcroft, Ciren- cester. John Gilp n. CART HORSES. Class 33-Pairs cart horse not under 15 2 hands, suitable for general work—1st prize, • 10, Joseph Hill. Smethwick Hall, Congleton, Cheshire, Gilbert, Smiler 2nd prize, £ 5, Marquis of Londonderry, Seaham 5arhour. Stir, Jeannie Darnley; r, The Right Hon the Earl of Cawdor, -tai kpole Court, Pembroke, Maid of I the West, Snowdrop. Class 34-Dray or cart horses, suitable for town work. To be exhibited with ge ir on.—1st prize, F,7, H 'pkin Williams, Stormy Farm, Pyle, Bridgend, I Farmer; 2nd prize, 23, Joseph Hanson, Bottom Hall Farm. Long wood, Huddersfleld, Bowler; 3rd prize, £ 2, The Right Hon. the Karl of Cawdor, Stackpoie Court, Pembioke, Maid of the West; r, Bland and Company, I timber merchants, Cardiff, Boxer lass 35-Cart horses ef any age or height—1st prize, £10. J P Cro-s, Esq., Catthorpe Towers, Rugby, Kate 2 d prize. 5. M'irquis of L ind nderry, Seaham Har- bour, Jennie Darnley; r. Joseph Hill, Smethwick Hall, Congleton, Cheshire, Gilbert. Class 36.-Two-year-old cart horses—1st prize, £10, withheld through lack of quality 2nd, S5. John Llewellyn Lawrence, Co-meston Farm, Ptmarth, Duke. Class 37—Yearling cart colts, geldings, or fillies—1st prize. £ 7— W Tell, Jinss, — black colt, s 'Viggonell Wonder; 2nd, £ 3—Hewel field stud, Hewelsfield, Gloucestershire, Blaadon General: r, S Sharp, Thorn- well, Chepstow —bay colt, s Field Marshall. BROOD MARES. Class 38.—Brood mares, calculated to produce hunters, in foal or with foal at foot—1st prize, £ 10, John Goodwin, Priory Court, Cheltenham, — chestnut mare, s Grand Mas: er; 2iid £ 5, T Forsyth Forrest, Ashcroft, Cirencester, Promotion h c, A Jepson, Mwyndy.LiantrMsant.—da.rk brown mare, s D'Estronel; r. Capt. W H Fife, Sandley House, Gillingham, Dorset Paget. CART MARES. Class 39—Cart mares, in foal or with foal at foot-1s,. prize, £ 10, J P Cross, Catthorpe owers. Rugby, Kate', 2nd, £ 5, the High- Hon Earl of Cawdor,Stackpo.eC urt, Pembroke, Maid of the West; h c, J P Cross, Catthorpe Towers, Rugby, Blossom; r. Marquis of Londonderry, Seaham Harbour, S'ar. HACKS. Class 40-Cob mares, under 15 hands, in foal, or with foal at foot —1st prize, £ 10, T Forsyth Forrest, Ciren- cester, Kitty; 2nd prize, £ 5, J Howell, Cardiff, Alii on- r, Lord Tredegar, Newport, Mary nn., There will ",9 judged to-iiay classes 9, 10, 11 12, 13, 18, 19, 20. 21, 26, 27, 28, 29, 22, aud 23, 1 consisting for the most part of hacks, cobs, trotters, aud jumpers. THE EXHIBITS. The exhibitors' stands are placed as usual near the entrance gates to the showyard, and if not numerous, are at least attractive. Prominent among the several shows of carriage builders is that of Mr John Norman, of the Canton Carriage Works, who exhibits upwards of 40 vehicles, varying in description from the opulent-looking brougham to the lowly delivery cart. Among the specialities will be noticed a very handsome rustic cart. This is hung on Cee springs, and fitted with Warner wheels, the drawbar having direct action on the axle. The body is in walnut, and the interior luxuriously aud tastefully uphol- stered. A smart-looking Malvern cart, mounted high, and with shafts adjustable to suit horses of different heights, is also worthy of mention, as are Rome very neat and serviceable looking Bafctlesden and Alexandra carts. A "safety cart especially adapted for children, or aged aud infirm folk, constitutes yet another speciality, while the more useful class of vehicles, among which are included trolleys, brewers' and butchers' carts, milk delivery carts, bakers' vans, and so on, are all constructed on the most approved designs. Mr Norman has exhibited yearly at this show since its inauguration, but nsvei before has he placed on the ground so varied and attractive a display. Hotel keepers and publicans visiting the show will act advisedly in examining the stand of Mr W. 1. Vaughan, of Great Frederick-street, Cardiff, who exhibits well-nigh every requisite for a well-appointed bar. His patent acme cork drawer and acme filter should find a place on every bar. One great advantage possessed by this latter filter is that it can be attached to the water pipes of a house, and the water be drawn, freed from all impurities, as fast as it would run through an ordiuary tap. A remarkaoly handsome and ingenious muller aptly named "The King of Bar Stoves" will doubt- less command an extensive sale, supplying, as it does, an unlimited How of hot water, while at the same time it mulls beer or porter, and heats the succulent and toothsome sausage dear to the hearts of those who like to take their luncheon standing at a counter. Mr Vaughan also exhibits beer and spirit drawing apparatus, and spring taps of the best designs, together with an attractive display of spirit barrels and other requisites of the botal and innkeeper. The marquees, tents, and canvas in connection with the horse show were supplied by Messrs Morgan and Coles.