Tuesday, March 22, 2011
1st Book Signing from Alex Browns - Greatness & Goodness: Barbaro & His Legacy
Puddle Duck Creek Tack & Apparel - hosted the VERY FIRST BOOK SIGNING of Alex Brown's fantastic new book Greatness & Goodness: BARBARO & His Legacy in Quarryville, PA on March 20th, 2011
$5.00 of every book purchased at the book signing went to the benefit of the River Hills Foxhounds for the efforts in rescuing off the track thoroughbreds and helping them start new careers as fox hunters, show horses, or pleasure riding horses.
Thoroughbreds are the preferred horse to the River Hills Staff. These horses are fast enough to keep up with the hounds, quick thinking, smart and careful enough to handle the hilly rocky terrain of some of the hunting country, and have the stamina to handle a hunt lasting several hours.
Above Picture: River Hills 'Eden' reading about the hound name Barbaro from Greatness & Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy!
Above Picture: several OTTB that River Hills helped to 're-start'
Above Picture: River Hills Lynden Godsoe signing her illustrations from the book!
Above Picture: River Hills very own Karen Kennedy & Alex Brown
Above Picture: Lynden Godsoe (illustrator) sitting with the 'left overs' of the 5000 first edition books in Alex's garage!
Above Picture: Alex Brown signing one of the 80 books signed and sold at the first book signing!!!
Above Picture: Full house outside the tack shop!
Above Picture: One of the four River Hills Penn Marydel Foxhounds that came to the book signing to help kick off their support for Alex Brown! 'Diva' ... she was quite the crowd pleaser and of course - A DIVA!!!
We were very lucky to have Alex take a 'break' from writing his book (note the iphone in hand) to come out to the kennels to play with puppies and also enjoy fox hunting and riding with us!
In addition to Alex's great depiction of Barbaro's life and legacy, our sweet 16 year old Lynden Godsoe did the illustrations for the entire book.
And last but not least River Hills Whipper-In Priscilla Godsoe were apart of the wonderful addition that Alex added to his book called the photo essay (picture 136)- Priscilla's horse Judge Beautiful was showcased as an OTTB that had a very unsuccessful time at the racetrack but was 're-started' and shown in the book in her career as a show horse/fox hunter.
From all of us at River Hills - We wish Alex the very best!
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