The End of an EraFifty three years ago, what might seem like a different era, The Chester Springs Skeet Club which was originally made up of WWII Veterans approached the LCHSA about operating a gun club on the Horse Show Grounds. That was the beginning of a long and friendly relationship between the two entities. Over the years, names and faces in both organizations may have changed but LCHSA could always count on the “Gun Club” and their family members to volunteer for the Labor Day Horse Show, as well as monetary support.Regrettably, as the neighborhood grew up around the grounds, and after much debate, LCHSA decided to give the contractually required 12 month termination notice. The Gun Club decided it “was in the best interest of the Horse Show to end shooting as soon as possible”. They reported that they would end their use of the Horse Show Grounds on Sunday, February 12, 2012.LCHSA will forever be grateful to the members of the club and their families for their help with the Horse Show.
I hope the McMansion set will now be blissfully happy in their Tyvec wrapped Barbie’s Dream Houses. The irony is I bet those who have kids who play video games deal with more noise than skeet shooting will ever produce. But now when Buffys jet off in their GIANT SUVs chatting on cellies to pick up that one lettuce leaf they will be able to do it in quiet. Well except for the fact that skeet shooting will no longer drown out the inanity of their conversations taking place on said aforementioned cell phones (cellies) …
Sorry was that sarcastic? It was meant to be. People who move to relatively rural areas need to get real. Next horse, goat, and cow manure will be too stinky for their Febreeze Set and Refreshes to handle….and chickens will be too loud some day and tofurkies will then take up residence in chicken coops all over Chester County because they are more quiet…and what is left of rolling lawns and fields will continue to be replaced by AstroTurf because nothing says natural like plastic grass. Eyes rolling. (Sorry I feel better now.)
(And for those of you looking for a new home to skeet shoot, consider the West Chester Gun Club: http://westchestergunclub.com/ )
Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show also included in their update how they came to be:
How the Horse Show came to be.
In recent months, we have been asked by many about the history of the “Horse Show”. With great thanks to Woody Zook, who has been involved with the Horse Show throughout most of it’s history, we have been able to review documents and programs from almost every Horse Show. It is my intent to share a piece of history with every e-mail I send. If any of this information rings a bell with you, or you can add further information, or perhaps photos, please respond to this e-mail, as we’d like to talk to you. The Horse Show is a significant piece of the history of our township that should be shared.It started like this…..“In 1944 a group of people living around Ludwig’s Coner banded together to give a horse show at Ludwig’s Corner. The group consisted of Mrs. E. C. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dare, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamilton, Mr. A. L. Coffman, Mr. Richard Coffman, Mr. Guy Richards, Mrs. Henry Biddle, Jr., Mr and Mrs. Edwin Bruner, Mr. Scott Rice, Mr. A. Chapin Rogers and Mr. Joseph Myers. They were all very fond of horses and enjoyed fox hunting in the territory of the Eagle and Kimberton Hunts. Around the opening of the fox hunting season on Labor Day, it seemed to them, (it) would be a good opportunity to get together to put their hunters through their paces. It would also be a means of bringing the whole community together for a day of fun and visiting. The proceeds of the days entertainment would go to the local Boy and Girl Scout Troops to help maintain their activity.”page 1, official records of the Ludwigs Corner Horse Show.
And oh yes, they seem to think West Vincent residents need to pay even MORE attention to the doings in West Vincent….
Would you like to support the horse show?
Send a donation to:
Ludwigs Corner Horse Show PO Box 754 Uwchland,, Pennsylvania 19480
Check out their website: http://www.ludwigshorseshow.org/