1951. Item #14925
Official Horse Show Publishing Company, comp. (copyright Katharine Kay Horst). Official Record of Show Horse Sires and Dams 1949-1950 [vol. 1, complete in itself]. Lexington, KY: Official Horse Show Publishing Company 1951. 175p, several photos. Good hardcover (shelfwear) with mounted photo of Society Rex 15454 on front cover. Endpapers stained from binding glue. Uncredited title page vignette is probably by Milton Menasco. ** This book was intended as an annual supplement to the Official Horse Show Blue Book, but to the best of our knowledge only a few years were published. It aims to list all the "official and authentic" sires and dams of show horse winners, with their winning progeny. Although, like the Blue Book, it includes Arabians, Hackneys, Tennesee Walking Horses, and Thoroughbreds, the emphasis is on the American Saddle Horse. All the featured horses with write-ups and photos (paid for by their owners or breeders?) are Saddlebreds, including golden Saddlebreds. Hundreds of sires and dams are listed. Only a handful of U.S. libraries hold copies; scarce.