Very Wet at 1970 Rye Horse Show
The 1970 Rye Horse show, held at Gateborough Farm on Saturday 22nd August, was hit by monsoon weather.
Very soft going made it difficult for horses to find a grip on take-off and resulted in many refusals and several falls.
Torrential rain for three solid hours all but washed out the event, but the enthusiasm of the organisers and a break in the weather at 2 p.m. saved the day. The greater part of the scheduled events were held.
Mrs. Clive Hacking riding Dark Fable to second Place in the Working Hunter Class.
Guy Johnson on Arctic Style is presented with the Romney Marsh Challenge cup by The Mayor of Rye, Councillor Mrs. E. Philpott after winning the Local Jumping Stakes.
From the September 1970 issue of “Rye’s Own”.
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