Just judging from the attendant frills (champagne dinner, dulcet ensemble music), the opening of a "Sport and the Horse" exhibit in Richmond's Museum of Fine Arts was an august occasion. On hand were some of Virginia's first families and a sampling of English nobility, and the best European horse paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries were on the walls. Small wonder, then, that when three patrician matrons—including Mrs. Fletcher Harper (with lorgnette), who last week at 78 won a 100-mile ride over the Homestead trails at Hot Springs, Va.—paused before George Stubbs's famed life-size Hambletonian, Rubbing Down, Stubbs's stable boy and his trainer seemed more in awe of the ladies than they of his art.
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April 25, 1960
- EDITORIAL 11
Future officers compete in an average of nine team sports apiece under the Air Academy's fitness program
'Since the sixth grade'