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Dufferin Parade Girl


Dufferin Parade Girl was bred by Dufferin Stock Farm, Montreal, Quebec, and foaled in 1954.  A beautiful bay with four white feet, Monty Jones was first to work with her and develop her into a top show horse.  At the same time, Monty also was working with Dufferin Gladiator, a full brother, who also would be a sensation in harness. Monty said they were the greatest pair of horses he ever started. Parade Girl made her first Royal Winter Fair appearance in 1958 for the Dufferin Stock Farm under the direction of Bill Robinson. She was judged Champion in harness as well as grand Champion Mare in the breeding Division. This feat was repeated in 1960, with Billy Pinch doing the showing. Following the dispersal of the Dufferin Stock Farm in late 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ryan from Ottawa took ownership of Parade Girl. The Ryan's showed her until 1963, when she was retired for breeding.  Her only recorded foal arrived in 1964, and she lived out her days at the Ryan's Kilreen Farm near Ottawa. (2009 INDUCTEE)

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