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Martin's Fall Auction, Oct. 20-21, features five auction rings

Oct. 20 and 21, 2017, marks the annual Martin's Fall Auction of coaches, carriages, sleighs, classic cars, trucks, vintage tractors and appointments and antiques, held at the Lebanon Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Pa.

Carriage to be sold at Martins AuctionSelling throughout the two day event will be approximately 400 horse drawn vehicles, harness, books, framed pictures, prints, carriage lamps and carriage and wheel parts, new and used tack, English and Western saddles, bridles, agricultural items, equine and non-horse related collectibles. antiques, memorabilia and early blacksmith and farm tools.

With all these items being sold, Martin's has five auction rings going at once, so make sure to bring a friend or two.

Approximately 800 bidders from all across North America, South America and Europe attend Martin's Auction.

Make sure to check Martin' website, www.martinauctioneers,com regularly to check for updates.

So make sure to join the crowd for two days of excitement that can only be had at Martin's Annual Fall Auction.

Top horseman J. Arthur (Bucky) Reynolds died July 24

J. Arthur 'Bucky' Reynolds. Reynolds, 78, who was a leading figure in the horse world for over 50 years, died July 24 after a long illness.

Bucky Reynolds winning the GP at the National H.S on Steves oppet in 1969Bucky Reynolds winning the GP at the National H.S on Steves Poppet in 1969Born in Tryon, N. C., Reynolds was taught to ride by his father, James Arthur Sr., who was one of the top horsemen of his time.

He and his sister Betty Oare both went on to have successful careers in the show ring.

Reynolds graduated from Wofford College, he majored in English, then returned to riding professionally after graduation, starting his professional career training horses near Orange, Va.

Reynolds became a top rider in the hunter and jumper divisions with the help of professionals, including A.E. 'Gene' Cunningham.

He placed in the Maclay equitation finals in New York and won multiple championships.

He developed Gozzi, a four-time National Horse Show champion and one of the most famous show hunters of all time, as well as other Hall of Famers including Stocking Stuffer, Navy Commander and Estrella.
 He also won the Cartier Grand Prix of New York with his father's open jumper, Steve's Poppet, in Madison Square Gardens.

Elizabeth (Binnie) Houghton, TB breeder and animal lover, died Aug. 7

Elizabeth (Binnie) Houghton, 79 of Chestertown, Md., died Aug. 7 of COPD, a respiratory ailment, at home at her Buckingham Farm.

BinnieHoughtonEddie and Binnie Houghton in the winner's circle circa 2002. (photo by Double J)She bred and raised thoroughbred racehorses horses annually, a number of which were stakes winners.

She foaled her mares at Buckingham until her husband of 48 years, Edward, died in 2008, and after that she foaled her mares at the nearby Thornmar Farm owned by her close friend, Cynthia McGinnes and her husband Charles.

Her latest stakes winner was her homebred Crabcakes, by Great Notion out of Aunt Elaine, by Charismatic, who won the Maryland Juvenile Filly Stakes at Laurel Park on Dec. 10, 2016 and then placed second in three stakes, in the Wide Country Stakes on Feb. 18 at Laurel, in the Austintown Filly Sprint Stakes at Mahoning Vally Race Course on April 15, and in the Alma North Stakes at Laurel on June 17.

Among her other best known winners were Castelets, Gallorette, He Loves Me, Laplander, Timely Warning, Master Speaker, Forry Cow How, Top of the News, Kalli and Roaring Lion.

Ross Pedicord, director of the Maryland Horse Industry Board and a longtime friend, was quoted in Houghton's obituary in the Baltimore Sun.

“One of the horses raised on their farm, Green Alligator, finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby and the Derby winner, Barbaro, descended from generations of horses bred and raised by the Houghtons and Binnie’s father, Anderson Fowler,” he said.

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Thom Brede, longtime Orefield, Pa. resident, a thoroughbred breeder and top horse show judge, died April 20 at age 78

Thom Brede, 78, who lived with his wife Wissie, nee Ann Mumma, in Orefield Pa., for 20 years, where the couple bred thoroughbreds, died April 20 in Stamping Ground, Ky.

After graduating from Rutgers University in New Jersey, Brede briefly pursued a career with Humble Oil and Esso.

He competed successfully as a junior, but it was judging later on in life that made him famous throughout the industry.

Brede held  his USEF "R" license in hunters, jumpers, hunter breeding and equitation, and, for over 50 years, he judged at all the major shows throughout the United States and Canada.

His first marriage to Karen Janssen ended in 1969, and in 1971 Brede married Wissie, and they lived at her family farm near Orefield where the couple bred and trained horse, held clinics, managed horse shows  and trained young riders as well as judging.

But suburban sprawl began to threaten the farm, and in 2001 they moved to Stamping Ground, Ky., where they established their new farm.

In 1998 Brede became chairman of the American Horse Shows Association (now USEF) Licensed Officials Committee, and from 2002 to 2012 he served on the U.S Hunter Jumper Association's Hunter Breeding Task Force,

He was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pennsylvania Horse Shows Association and in 2010 was awarded the Daniel P. Lenehan Perpetual Trophy at the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Maryland for his service as a judge.

He founded The Taterland Foundation, which helps provide underprivileged children with winter clothes, fuel and food and sponsors educational programs in Scott County, Ky.

Brede was predeceased by his wife Wissie and is survived by his sister, Marlene Hylbert of Rochester, N.Y., his daughter Jessica and her husband Larry Eisenberg of Gaithersburg, Md., and two grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Taterland Foundation, 122 Treehaven St., Gaithersburg, Md., 20878, The Thoroughbred Retirement Fund ( or to Old Friends Rescue (

Ginny Jenkins returns as Ad Director, themed ad months return with Real Estate in Sept.

Ginny Jenkins, who served as the Advertising Director of The Horse of Delaware Valley during its first 10 years from 1980 to 1990, returned as Ad Director beginning June 14.

Ginny JenkinsGinny JenkinsOne of her first improvements is to resume themed months for advertisers, beginning with Real Estate in the September issue.

Jenkins served as Advertising Director of Natural Horse Magazine for three years, is an equine photographer and created the Horses of Chester County calendar.

The Horse of Delaware Valley is now up on Facebook, and its readership grows daily, with some ads now having been read as many as 40,000 times.

Now above each story on the website on The Horse are two icons, and when a reader hovers his mouse over them, each story can be shared or shared on Facebook.

For advertisers in themed months, every advertiser will receive a story, not longer than 150 words, that the advertiser must write.

For the Real Estate issue, each advertiser can submit a photograph of one property and a story about that property. If realtors want to feature more tha one property, they can submit additional ads for each property.

The Horse reserves the right to edit all stories.

Stories will appear in the Real Estate section on the Horse's website, with the stories of the advertisers with the largest ads going first, and after that stories will appear in the order in which they are received.

Deadline for advertising in the Real Estate issue is Aug. 15.

The theme for October is Trainers, and each trainer that advertises will receive a photograph and a story.

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Monthly Advertising Themes

Monthly Themes Are Back!

  • September - Real Estate
  • October - Trainers
  • November - Gift Guide
  • December - Breeding
  • January - Breeding
  • February - Barns & Equipment
  • March - Spring & Summer Competitions
  • April - All Natural Products for pets
  • May - Devon Horse Show
  • June - Pets & Pet Supplies
  • July - Horse & Rider Apparel
  • August - Real Estate

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