We're delighted to announce that we'll be taking part in the Attingham Trust Study Programme, "The Horse and the Country House," in England in September. We have in stock some of the books on the program's suggested reading list. A selection of them, plus others that may be of interest, are included in "Featured Books" at the bottom of this page. Quantities are very limited. For other titles related to the program's theme, search by the keyword Attingham, or go to "Browse Horses" and then look through the topics Art, Driving (especially other World on Wheels volumes), Farming, Horses in Society & History, and Hunting. We're happy to ship postpaid to Attingham participants within the United States.

A sporting tour through Ireland, England, Wales and France
Smith, Harry Worcester

Smith, Harry Worcester. A Sporting Tour through Ireland, England, Wales and France, in the Years 1912-1913: Including a concise description of the packs of foxhounds, mode of hunting, types of horses and the crack riders [etc.]. Columbia, SC: State Co. 1925. 2 vols., totaling 437p + 70 pls. (photos and old ills.). Good clean sturdy hardcover (light shelfsoil); no d.j. The regular edition. ** Account of the famous American "invasion" of Britain. When Smith accepted the mastership of the Westmeath Hunt for a season, he took with him American horses and hounds in order to prove their ability over Irish banks and ditches. He describes hunting on horses just off the track as "the sublimest test of all...I `met the ground' some thirty-eight times in seven short months." (Item ID: 15515)


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