Horses and horsemen took over at the Westchester Country Club as members pooled energies, talents and time to stage their first show in 15 years (above). At Far Hills, N. J. it was steeplechasing as the followers of the Essex Fox Hounds held their annual race meeting
Head man at the Westchester Country Club show was Bernard (Ben) Duffy. Duffy, shown with wife, watched daughter Miriam ride five horses in the show.
Sheltered guests at Essex meeting are M. A. Jones (left) of San Mateo, Calif. and Fentress Kuhn of Boise, Idaho. With umbrella is hostess, Mrs. R. Stuyvesant Pierrepont of Far Hills.
Clearing barrier, a jumper gets expert assistance from rider in the Westchester show. The winning jumper, Royal Guard, a chestnut gelding, was presented to the U.S. equestrian team by his owners, Mrs. Robert Schmid and Gordon Wright of Saxon Woods Farm in nearby White Plains, N.Y.
Hurdle race for the Wilmerding Memorial Cup provides scene worthy of an Aiken print. Leading is the winner, Basilia, ridden by A. P. (Paddy) Smithwick and trained by M. G. Walsh, the top steeplechase trainer for 1955. The Essex race meeting was held at Dhu Varren, the estate of E. H. (Dutch) Ellis, and the proceeds were given to the Somerset, N.J. hospital.
Top trainer of hunters and jumpers, Gordon Wright perches on shooting stick. He was once asked to teach the King and Queen of Greece and family how to ride.
Top horsemen are Bill Steinkraus, U.S. equestrian team captain, Steeplechaser Dooley Adams (center), ex-Captain Arthur McCashin.
Owner-rider Charles Cann receives Fowler Memorial Cup from Mrs. A. Fowler for guiding his 7-year-old gelding, Galant Ship, to victory in big race of meet, New Jersey Hunt Cup, four miles over timber.
ROAD RALLY IN THE ROCKIES
For two days and 954 twisting miles more than 100 sports car enthusiasts crisscrossed the backbone of the U.S. seven times in the third annual Continental Divide Rally over one of the most beautiful routes of them all