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Netherhalls Pride

Netherhalls Pride

Netherhalls Pride could be considered one of the winningest hackney horses of all times, although he never was shown in harness in Canada.

Netherhall's Pride was the result of a stallion and mare shipped to breeders in Edmonton, Alberta, by Senator Robert Beith, Bowmanville, Ont. Sired by Netherhall, imported in 1905 from England by Mr. Beith , the dam was Yapham Lily, imported in 1906 by Mr. Beith. The resulting offspring, bred by Roberts Brothers, Vegreville, Alberta was foaled in 1912. Developing into an outstanding young prospect, Netherhalls Pride won classes at Calgary and Edmonton shows in 1914, and again in Edmonton in 1915 under the ownership of C. J. Deady, Edmonton. Loaded on a railcar with an eastern destination, Netherhall's Pride was shown to a second place finish in the three year old stallion class at the 1915 National Horse Show at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Here, he caught the attention of Willam H. Wannamaker, Woodroyd Farm, Philadelphia, and Mr. Wanamaker's trainer, Billy Pinch. Purchased as a mate for Eve in pairs and tandems, the duo was virtually undefeated for a number of seasons. In 1924, Mrs. William P. Roth, San Mateo, California purchased Netherhalls Pride, and shipped him to the west coast, and was shown in singles, pairs, tandems and four-in-hands. During the summer of 1925, Lane and Reed Bridgford, Joy, Illinois bought him for their stable. A change of ownership occured again early in the fall circuit of 1925. Otto Lehman, Chicago took possession of Netheralls Pride, and reunited him with his former trainer, Billy Pinch. Mr. Pinch had been hired to manage the Lehman show string in 1924, and continued to exhibit the horse until 1929.

Netheralls Pride can be considered one of Canada's greatest exports of a Canadian bred hackney horse to the US.

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