CANADIAN HACKNEY SOCIETY
HACKNEY HALL OF FAME
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This section of our web site is dedicated to the greatest horses, ponies,
exhibitors, breeders and trainers that have made an impact on the Hackney
Mrs. Frank (Kathleen) Ryan began showing Hackneys in 1944 with her husband
Frank, from their Kilreen Farm near
On the pony side, they had the World Champion ponies King’s Gaiety and Kilreen Debonaire Lady and a notable string including: Hawthorn Camelot, Yankee Doodle Rambler, Wesridge Charmaine, Lover Girl, Little Darlin, Fernwick’s Sir Echo, Kilreen’s Maureen, Destiny’s Sparky and Bomber’s Bridget.
A list of the who’s who of the Hackney World trainers were employed at Kilreen Farm including: Tom Ryder, Monty Jones, Neil McCaughey, Lawrence Carss, Roger Puddy, Alf Jones, Billy Pinch and John Henderson.
Always perfectly presented representing the Kilreen green, the Ryan entries demonstrated the versatility of the hackney in pairs, tandems, gigs, and phaetons.
Mrs. Ryan was also a great promoter of the breed
with her husband Frank through their radio station CFRA in
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