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OCTOBER 8, 1903.
Some Famous Horsewomen Among Omaha's Younger Society Set
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Matrons and Maids Who Find Pleasure in the Handling of Horses
and Who Are Skilled in Both Riding and Driving Some Notable
Achievements Which Are Accounted as but Ordinary Affairs by
the Fair Eiders and Drivers Who Have Taken Part in Them
How the Show Ring Has Been Conquered by the Girls Daily
Seen with Their Ponies in the Parks and on the Boulevards
Blue Ribbon Riders of Last Year's Horse Show Who Will Again
Take Part in the Display and Compete for the Honors to Be
Awarded by the Judges Who Pick the Lucky Prize Winners
OMAHA boasts of its horsewomen who know all about a horse. This la
especially true of Its younger society set, and Omaha horsewomen handle
a horse Just as well as Its horsemen and are Just as good Judges of
horses. Large parties of young people are to be seen dally in the parks and on
the boulevards on horseback, and the majority of these are girls. Horseback
riding Is viewed among the most henlthful forms of exercise that theso young
sters can indulge in and the remarks often heard as they pass are highly com
plimentary to the parents who encourage this form of exercise for their children.
When the women take up riding one of the first things they must learn is
that a few lessons will not make them proficient riders, but that riding must be
considered an art as well as a sport, and that although it looks easy, it is in
reality a very difficult thing to lenrn. Of course any woman blessed with a mod-'
erate amount of courage has every chance of becoming a good horsewoman, but
nevertheless, it is an axiom that good horsewomen are born and not made.
One of the Coming Riders
One of the best riders of Omaha is Miss Ruth Braudeis, oldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Brandcls. She began to ride at the age of 5, and has
been a constant and persistent lover of the game ever since. She is a splendid
horsewoman and her father does not feur to entrust her with any of his
steeds. Last year at the Horse show Miss Brandets entered to ride in the pony
class, with a pony which had no chance for the prise, but she decided to ride
nevertheless. Just as the horses were entering the rink a youth appeared with
a fiery pony which he was afraid to ride because of the manner in which It
plunged and reared at the sight of so many people and so much noise. The boy
refused to mount the vicious steed, aud Miss Brandcls volunteered to ride the
horse In the event By the aid of grooms she mounted and the horse was turned
into the ring, plunging and rearing, but Miss Ruth was nothing daunted, and
after riding around the arena for a few times she had the pony under complete
control. After the horse had become quiet and the Judges bad set to work the
decision dwindled between Miss Brandels and another for first place. It was about
a tossnp and Miss Brandels was given second place. This year she will ride Gee
Whiz, a blue ribbon winner from Missouri, for which her uncle, EmU Brandels.
paid 1 1,000, Alter the bora waft puree taed by Mx. Brandeia ha was entered la
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den, daughter of Joseph Hayden, has not tackled and accomplished. It seems
to make little difference with Miss Haydeu whether it is a single horse to her
neat phaeton, a pair coupled to a heavier rig, or on the back of a saddle horse,
lie is st home and enjoying herself to the limit
Mrs. R. B. II. Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. reck, is also an ardent
admirer of the horse. Mrs. Brl has always ridden considerable and has control
of her mount at all times. Formerly a member of the riding club of this city,
alie has spent many an hour on the pretty drives which surround Omaha.
Miss Agnes Weller is about as versatile as Miss Hayden. Apparently she
en res for the horse because this feeling is natural with her. Every morning she
drives her father, Charles F. Weller, from their home in Kountze Flace to his
AtBce In the wholesale district
Miss Bessie Brady created a furore in the Horse Show arena last year. She
Is another girl who drives her pater to his business place every day in the week.
Bo matter how Inclement the weather. She owns a bang-tailed roan and hitches
fclm to a neat runabout and handles the reins with consummate skill.
Mrs. Charless E. Black has a pietty runabout with a canopy fringed top
Ivhlch she drives and takes a great deal of pleasure in so doing.
One of the young matrons who has not permitted home cares to interfere
with the recreation and pleasure to bo got out of horses is Mrs. Joseph Barker,
who is a daughter of President Teok of the Horse Show association. Sho drovo
Hal McCord's "Little Bob" In the arena last year and attracted much favorable
attention. In skill with the ribbons and pure nerve to go with it Mrs. Barker
has no equal in Omaha. She owns a variety of turnout and horses and some
times drives her father's animals as well.
Case of Inherited Horsemanship
Two society women who come by their horsemanship by right of birth are
Mrs. F. A. Nash and Mrs. O. C Allison, daughters of John D. CrcJghton, for
years the owner of magnificent stables in 'Omaha, and with breeding farms in
Kebraska and the blue grass parts of Kentucky. It is little wonder that these
women have inherited love for the horse. . Mrs. Allison has one of the smartest
new turnouts of the season, with her new pair and "tiger." Mrs. Nash fre
Quently drives ber husband's thoroughbreds and does not fear la the least la
MISS FLORENCE CUTAHT.
the show at Suilihvllle, Mo., and won four blue ribbons. He is a beauty
aud hH five gaits.
Leola Brandels, another daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Bran
dies, is a daring horsewoman for a girl of 11 years. Havingfa pony of
tier own at the age of 3, she has had a pony for ber playmate ever since,
and at the Horse Show will ride the new pony, Orphan Boy. At their
summer home at Calhoun Leola is in the saddle from morning to night
Hot only is she at home in the saddle, but she also can handle the'rlbbons
over the backs of any of the Braudeis thoroughbreds. Ofttliues she has
made the drive from Omaha to Calhoun without arousing the slightest
fear to the other occupants of the carriage.
At last season's show one of the proudest riders in the arena was
Miss Marjorle McCord, who rode a beautiful black pony belonging to Asu
brooke of Kansas City. She easily carried off the honor as a rider, but
was disqualified beforehand because the rode a orrowed pony from out of
the city. This fact did not bother Miss Marjorle, as she much preferred
to ride the new horse to capturing all of the silver cups offered at the
Horse Show. Although she had one of the most, beautiful ponies in the
city, a snow white polo pony, she enjoyed the novelty of a new horse,
especially as he was us frisky as beautiful. Mr. McCord was asked why
he did not purchase the horse for Miss Marjorie when she had her heart
so set on him, but his reply .was that It was not a safe pony for one so
small as Marjorle to ride on the streets. This year she will rldfther new
pony, which Just reached Omaha during the last week, called "Who'd-a-Thought-It."
Miss Marjorle was easily the hit of the show In the pony
classes last year, as she led the procession of twenty or more riders of
beautiful ponies around the ring.
Another good horsewoman is little Miss Ruth Hitchcock, who rode ber
pony in the children events. The novelty of appearing in the arena be
fore the gare of thousands was enough to frighten many au older rider,
, but these youngsters were not to be frightened so easily, and their horses
wire bandied Just as safely and ofttimes with as good Judgment as were
those of sonieof their pareuts Miss nitchcock had.herown pony to
which she was" accustomed and rode with all of the eclat of au ex-
. perienced horsewoman. ' r
Picturesque as a Driver
No more attractive plctur was seen at tne Horse Show last 'all
than Miss Florence Lewis, driving C. H. Crelghton's beautiful piebald
horse, in the women's class. nr erect figure wm displayed to the great
est advantage in a t-lro fitting suit, with hst to match, setting off ex
quisitely ber delicate beauty. Bursts of applause greeted her as she drove
around the ring. Ml us Lewis has her own runabout snd horse "SI" this
year, which, while he may not be much for looks, is able to show a clean
pair of heels to most snythlng that gets tn . the way on the boulevards.
.When in California last wlnte.- Miss Lewis did considerable riding.
MIS8 RUTH BRANDE1S AND HER FAVORITE MOUNT.
Mrs. Luther Kountze and Mrs. Charles Kountze drive their own horses,
being enthusiastic horsewomen, with thorough knowledge of the animals. Mrs.
Luther Kountze is often seen in the parks driving with her father, Mr. Andree
sen, and always has been an ardent lover of the horse.
The handsome black trotting horse of Mrs. Will Yetter, who does not believe
' in docking, requires no small skill and lots of nerve to handle. That Mrs. Yet
ter has these qualifications is proven to the park habitues every now and then
when she drives him out under the trees to a stylish runabout. The whole com
bination Is in accord and very effective.
Schooled in a Hunt Club
Among the most finished equestriennes, and the word is Judiciously used
5n this instance. Is Mrs. Joseph Cudahj, formerly Miss Jean Morton. Her mount
is a large hunter with no end of strength and endurance. At all times Mrs.
Cudahy has the animal under control. She belongs to the Nebraska City Hunt
club, and no hazard has yet proven too great for the hunter to surmount
Miss Carira Curtis has ridden som' during the last summer and has decided
to buy a horse of her own this winter.
Miss Jane Orcutt has had many compliments paid her on the quality of her
horsemanship. It is not to be denied that she rides like one born to it
There are few things in the way of driving or riding that Miss Mary nay-
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MISS ALICE CUDAHT.
take the most mettlesome on the boulevards.
Mrs. F. S. Cowglll, winner In the women's driving class at the Horse
Show last year, presents a striking picture when she appears with ber per
fectly matched blacks, either lr. the parks or Inside the ring at the show.
As the wife of the secretary of the show association, she takes much In
terest in affairs of the kind the country over.
Mrs. E. V. Lewis used to be one of Omaha's premier horsewomen,
but for the last year has not maintained a stable. She expects again to
be seen on the driveways when her new home and stable on West Harney
Street are completed.
Mrs. Taul Hoagland Is one of the young matrons wbo Is often seen la
tier runabout driving through the crowded street without fear.
Riding for Exercise and Recreation
The daughters of Henry W. Yates have always ridden or drove.
Last fall Mrs. Jt-utle Smith cunie up from St. Joseph and took the first
prize In the side saddle class. Miss Bessie Yates, the daughter, wbo still
remains at home, has not neglected family traditions and knows how to
both ride and drive.
Those present at the 1!X1 show on the particular night In question
will remember with a great deal of pleasure the spectacle presented by
Miss Louise Feck when she won firnt as the best woman rider, mounted
on a big chestnut hunter from the Crow &. Murray stables. The ap
plause given her put all previous attempts at enthusiasm to shame. Dur
ing the show her father, E. I. Peck, ltought for her "Commodore," a beau
tiful gray, which she will ride this year In the areua. ,
Miss Ethel Robertson, during the last year has fallen a victim to the
riding fad, although she has not Indulged lu It as much as some of the
Another of the younger set who likes to glide through the parks
astride her steed Is MIms Caroline C'ongdon, who, with Miss Jean Cudahy
snd Miss Marion Patterson and others of that set take great delljrht in
taking their exercise skimming" over the hills of Douglas couuty on their
All of the Cudahy girls appear to be lMrn horsewomen, although Mrs.
Cudahy Is seldom seen to drive. Two of the girls rode In the Horse Show
last fall and all will ride this season. Miss Jean rides with the Young
Lades' Driving club, aud Helen, Florence and Alice are often seen In the
parks and are not afraid to rid anywhere.
Miss Bessie Buuin hind" takes kindly to the lmrse and drives and rides
wfth equal grace. She Is a persistent rider and is seen dally with her
companions on her drives.
Miss Esther Byrne is a fearless horsewoman and baiT ridden since she
was old enough to be entrusted alone. At last year's Horse Show she rode
'Rex Squirrel," Dr. Stelners beautiful black-galted horse, and with but a
ilngie day for practice she put him through nearly aU of his gaits.
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