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New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, November 13, 1904, Image 54

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:<ew house snoir feat.
Something Never Before Shown
at Madison Square Garden.
A feature of the coming- horse show in Madi-
ton Square Garden will be the "in and out"
contest, open to qualified hunters, for a "huu
ters 1 cup" valued at $100.
Though the "in and out," or "pigpen," has
Leen a recognized feat of horsemanship for
: me time, it is only recently that it has taken
:; decided hold on the fancy of the horse loving
I iiblte. As a test of horsemanship and animal
i. telliger.ee under exacting conditions it has,
lowrever, been steadily growing in favor, and
Js year.it was decided to give it a prominent
'ace in the horse show programme.
I.i'-: "Finnigan," famed in song and story, the
• • r<- winning laurels in this feat must have
i I the real true "off agin, on agin, gone agin"
i ;;,!ifications. The "in and out" is really a
i .-! of equine "pigs in clover," and both horse
i < : i iik>r participating in it must have their wits
.'cut thejn. The feat consists of four jumps,
t llowing one another in rapid succession, into
; : <i out of a square inclosure or "pigpen." This
inciosuie, which is eighteen feet square, is sur
ro-jr.ded by a fence four feet six inches high.
1 iie horse must jump in at one side of the
fjunre and instantly out at the opposite side,
having no chance to pause for a better footing.
Nor can the animal pause when out on the op-
i f Me, for the hardest part of the perform
;>;<■ is j t to come. Turning eharply, the rider
Fends ii h mount back again at the Bide just
<;<.",, i. Again the horse lands within th" iu
c!"-ui., ami then .om.s the supreme effort, for,
'■ ;. i oi being alloy ed to :• < .i ra Itrhi ah .'1
a.. iii. opi ositi i .■;•• ai at :n t. the In rse Is
relned sharply either to one silt* or the other,
usually to the left. The Jump from the outside
has landed the horse well into the centre of the
narrow inclosure. There is little if any chance
to gather headway. The momentum of the
jump from the outside amounts to nothing, for
this last jump is at a right angle. Nothing- but
a sharp turn on the hind feet and a sudden
I spring backed up by plenty of reserve energy
j will help the hi rse in this Jump.
'■■M"'i '■ i icrs rr.en say the feat, calling
for tin-.- four Juir.is under sicn rapidly chang
'"■' ' '■•' :i - :;< '•"• ■ ' a hunter as no oth< r
" : ■ ' .' ■" : " • ' ■ ;: =■ ■ •!:... Pi < ii. ally . \ r> dif
11 '- l: :;:I' •• '■■ ' ' ■ Ill: !y to n..- t in the
field Is, they say. Incorporated In the "In an<l
out." Training- in high jumps is not so much
aimed at in this feat as in difficult jumps, and
experienced riders of hunters say it would be
difficult to conceive of a series of four harder
jumps than those included in the "in and out."
To add to the difficulties of the contest in the
coming show, horses entered must, after the
last jump out of the inclosure, be ridden to a
post and rail fence a short distance away,
where the rider, without dismounting, must
slip out the top rail and send his mount over
tin- remaining rails, making, altogether, live
<ii!li< all jumps in tin- contest.
Tli.- "pen." ;i» th.- eighteen-foot inclosure i>
called, win he so placed fn th» Oarden that one
side of the square will be against a side wall
of the arena fence. It will probably be on the
Twenty-sixth-st. side. Each horse is entitled
to three trials, and the award is to be made
on the manners and performances of the ani
mals entered. Or.!y bona fide hunters will be
allowed to participate, all trick jumpers being
An owner of whose string much is aayeetsi
in this contest is Thomas If it< hcock, jr., of
Westbury, N. Y. Mr. Hitchcock's string of
hunters includes some of the best to be found
in this neighborhood. He makos a - ;
hunters, and every animal in hi
trained on his own grounds at Broad I
Farm, on Long Island. His Tanwr, J
Kingsman, Black Friar, Sir I'at, I^uiy »;<>
lightly and Confederate Grey have been win
ners time and again.
The "in and out" is part of the education of
Mr. Hitchcock's jumpers, and all of them go
at the intricate jumps of the ff at on the train
ing grounds near the staM ■ as willingly as
they do at a simple hurdle jump.
Experienced horsemen say that when a hor?-^
once learns the "i:i and out" the animal
actually to delight in it and in his a'ility to
go through it without a mishap. It si i
ly an interesting sight to watch a thoroughbred
perform the feat, and the feature cannot f.ul
of adding interest to the rmnliu; Horse Show,
II(j:c Thousands of Persons Defied
the Wemtker to See Game.
New-Haven, Conn., Nov. 12
day probably thirty thousand per s m>- s . young
men and old, women younger or older, wfll jour
nt y to this New-England college town to see the
final football contest for the Yale and Harvard
annual championship. They will come fj
parts of the country, from as far wi I
redo and as far north as Montreal, and prob
ably three thousand of them wi.l
New-York City alone. Trai: i
clubs and societies, special cars ri;!- 1 with I
ers and railroad presidents arid th- •■•• |
crowds of enthusiastic Harvard at: 1 ]
porters — girls and men alike— will deposit 1
football lovers at the diniry. Bam* \
station, to swarm up over town
automobile, trolley or ride in g
and hacks, in a three hours'
to Yale Field.
From the picturesque p. int si \
ball crowd is more Interesting than tt
game itself. A small proportion
the play. But the great majority i •
for three hours in crowded, towering ■
stands, in the crisp November air.
in the magnificent spectacle itself, ■
crowded stands form not the least
part. Thirty thousand persons, in fn
college colors, cheering and stagii -
flags and rising to their feet with a i
this or that happens on the checkei
below, form a sight that i
year, and that is worth the railwaj I
the price of admission t..
The local stores do a Mg busi: ■■<>>-'
big game days, selling fronting, riW • -
cushions, megaphorn s. novelties for the
etc. But it is when a sudden change
weather comes, ami a prasaising warm f;
turns suddenly into a streaming don i
rain, that they get busy. People who wen
a Harvard game a few >•
will never forgot the si^ht. 'it -
among the picturesque histories of 1
On that morning it was at first cool and i tear.
By 9 o'clock clouds came up. By 10 oYlook it
was warm and muggy. By I- oYlock. wh»-n the
great number of out of town people bad ap
peared on the scene, it was raining. l= y l..<>V!.»-k.
an hour before the gam*, it mi i uropical
downpour. Thirty thousand nun. wunim and
Kirls were in New-Haven, bound for a i!>rce
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