National Geographic : 1954 Nov
© National Geographic Society 714 4 Scarlet Coats Brighten the National's Audience Before the Horse Show Ball About 550 horse lovers went from Madison Square Garden tothe grand ballroom ofthe Hotel Waldorf-Astoria for the 1953 party. Gentlemen's collar and lapel color combinations identify their hunt clubs. - Ceremonies last year included presentation byMrs. Whitney Stone of theInternational Military Special Challenge Trophy to Lt. Col. Charles Baker, Jr., of theCanadian Eques trian Team (left). Colonel Baker alsowon theWest Point Challenge Trophy. OnMrs. Stone's left is Brig. Gen. Alfred G. Tuckerman, president oftheNational Horse Show from 1948 through 1953. + Beribboned Mane and Flowing Tail Add Beauty tothe Fancy Gait of a Fine Harness Horse Parading Lady, owned and driven byMrs. Josephine E.Abercrombie, took first-place honors and the $1,000 prize in the 1953 Fine Harness Horse Champion Stake. The 8-year-old chestnut mare pulls a 4-wheeled show wagon. Insuch events horses wear heavy shoes to make them lift hoofs high.