Walter a native of Ottawa, grew up with horses and developed
a special love for the Hackney, which would become his lifelong passion.
He established Alta Vista Acres where he bred, raised, and trained Hackneys,
showing them in both Canada and the United States. A few of the Hackneys
he owned are Aldane Prince, Little Wonder, Mr. J, So Rare, Alta Vista's Gladiator,
Fashion's Miss Angie, Apollo Symbol, Dufferin Tycoon, Wild Mustard and many
more. Walter was not only a true competitor, but a dedicated sportsman
and above all, a good sport. He showed the best, but if someone else
had the best on a certain day, then he was the first to offer congratulations.
He gave generously of his time and knowledge to others, In order to promote
and improve the breed, Walter served as President and long time director of
the Canadian Hackney Society. He was a silent benefactor to many programs
such as publishing the Society's Constitution and numerous Stud Books.
In addition, he assisted many young people involved with Hackneys over the
years and he is also remembered for his meticulous restoration of horse-drawn
vehicles. Walter never lost sight of his lifelong goal - to further
develop and improve the Hackney in Canada. (Inducted March 2001)