Show ribbon, Royal Champion Trotting Mare 1929; Unknown maker; 1928-1929; RI.W20...

Name/Title

Show ribbon, Royal Champion Trotting Mare 1929

About this object

The Muirhead family came to Waimatuku in the early 1920s, from the Nokomai/Garston area where they were farming and gold mining. They took up land near where the Waimatuku River joined with the Tunama Stream. This was Harbour Board Endowment land and very wet. Leonard and his father began farming in partnership in 1941.

Leo and his wife Hilda (neé Somerville) were dairy farmers and had a very successful Ayrshire stud (started by his father) and they exhibited in the local A&P shows. Ivanhoe Phar lap was a frequent champion bull. The Muirhead family won many livestock awards, including this Royal Champion Trotting Mare prize ribbon in 1929.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1928-1929

Period

1920s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, animal product, silk
inorganic, processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

'Royal Champion 1929' at left end, Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom to left of this text.
'Trotting Mare' at right end.

Measurements

h 2400 mm x w 95 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Agriculture

Object Type

awards

Object number

RI.W2014.3576.7

Rights

Attribution - Non-commercial (cc) Attribution - Non-commercial (cc)

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