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Firefly Walkers. We let the Walkin do the Talkin.

Firefly Walkers. We let the Walkin do the Talkin.


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Hill's Perfection
A Hidden Horse with a Great Future
"A horse without a physical flaw, " six-year-old 
HILL'S PERFECTION, made his debut at the 1963 National Celebration by seizing the trophy in the Four-Years and Older Gelding Class to become the World's Champion Gelding, and he promises to be contender for the World's Grand Championship battle this year--chosen by the judges for the three-horse workout with 
SUN'S DELIGHT, Sam Pashal up, and 
TRIPLE THREAT
, ridden by Harold Kennedy.

HILL'S PERFECTION had been a "hidden horse" since his foaling in Iowa-until the day Steve Hill bought the animal as a stallion, aged four years, six months.  he had been running in North Dakota with mares, engaged in "pasture breeding". 

Steve had a man-sized job in breaking the strong stallion; and he gelded the stalwart son of 
MIDNIGHT SUN out of BABY RAY by MERRY BOY in the process of developing the great gelding within a period of eighteen months.

HILL'S PERFECTION swept the blue ribbon in his class at the Chicago International last fall, first of this major show victories.  Then the horse campaigned in Middle Tennessee to win at the spring show in Nashville, at Manchester, at Huntsville, and at Murfreesboro.

Steve says that the horse has no physical flaw that he has been able to detect.  He has a natural lick; he possessed a rare rhythm, hard to find in most horses; he executes  the gaits separately and distinctly; he has speed to cope with any other animal of the breed; and he also shows the natural head motion that identifies perfectly the Tennessee Walking Horse.

Oldest Active Trainer In Show

The veteran trainer-rider, oldest in years of service among all the active trainers showing at the Celebration of 1963, believes this gelding will "last for years" as a contender for top honors.  And Steve should know.  He sat on the back of 
TALK OF THE TOWN, a gelding who won the Grand Championship of the World in 1951-52-53--and set the record no other horse has equaled.

HILL'S PERFECTION won this class with a judge-referee vote for first place and was a unanimous choice for third place in the Grand Championship Stake in which fifteen horses competed.

Steve Hill won four blue ribbons and a third place to lead all professional riders at the 1963 Big Show.  He was ridden in every one of the 25 Celebrations--and rode STROLLING MARY to the Two-Year Championship in the 1939 Celebration that started the historic show on its march to great glory.  He also owned his victorious horse that year.

HILL'S PERFECTION was sold in 1962 to Mrs. Dwain Clark of Beverly Hills, California.

Above article taken from the "Voice" magazine.





1975 World Champion 
HILL'S PERFECTION 
and 
Ross Perot, Jr.

Good ol' family fun.




A sensation throughout his remarkable show career, HILL'S PERFECTION proved his right to be known as a true, three-gaited Walking Horse by winning his class on Wednesday night, thus becoming a World's Champion, and then returning to finish a strong third in the big stake on Saturday night.  His performances in the National Celebration have won for 
HILL'S PERFECTION new followers 
among those who appreciate true TWH.......

As taken from an email from Franne Brandon: "You are asking me to go back many years to remember Hill's Perfection.  He was, of course, a padded show horse, and I do not remember if this Juvenile Championship was before or after the horses began showing with chains-excuse me, action devices.  At the time, I believe the old guy was 20 years old, but stamina abounded, and he demonstrated all the front action, overstride, nod, and timing of a champion.  Back then, the show horses were often natural enough, and if they showed enough on pads, once they were taken down to flat, they still walked.  What I remember noticing the most, besides being awed that a 20 year old was able to make such a show, was the muscling on his haunches.  I wondered how athletic he might have been if kept flat shod and worked at normal horse activities."

Franne Brandon




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