About the Film
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show is the oldest and one of the most prestigious horse shows in America. Established in 1853 by Colonel Richard Henry Dulany, who also founded the Piedmont Fox Hounds, the show was originally designed to encourage better treatment of young horses and improve the local breeding stock. This film was shot in 1969 when the show was a rural event and much smaller than the modern show. Tom Davenport has a collection of B&W 120mm negative still photos from that year.