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Matt & Myrtle MacDougall



Matt and Myrtle began to show ponies in 1942, and continued to compete across Ontario for over 45 years.  The MacDougalls had a small farm near Erin, Matt drove truck, and Myrtle worked with the ponies. On weekends they would take in the local shows.  In the 1950s they started to show some Road horses.  This weekend hobby soon turned into a full time endeavor.  Many good horses and ponies came to the MacDougalls from the Kennedy, Heyl, and the Longview Farm, as well as showing for a long list of customer owned ponies.  Matt and Myrtle would often buy or trade for a talented pony that might need some added time to bring out their best.   Their great ponies included King's Bandolier, King's Bonfire, King's Madonna, King's Confidante, Russ Glo Sensation, Cambridge Wally's Pride, Why Worry Cavalier, Times Square, and Ring of Fire.  Application was the top Hackney horse of the early 1960s and was shown by Matt and Myrtle.   Over the years, entries from their stable were champion in the Hackney Horse, Hackney Pony and Road Horse Stakes at the Royal Winter Fair.  The MacDougalls top entries added greatly to many horse shows and fairs in Ontario over a long period of time. (Inducted April 2016)

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