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The Hoboken Riding Club celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with public displays of horsemanship

Riding Display, Hoboken Riding Club, March 24, 1866, artist's impression
03/24/1866
The largely German-American Hoboken Riding Club celebrated its fifteenth anniversary with its annual horse riding display at the Hexamer and Walter Riding School in Hoboken.  A main attraction was an exhibition, reportedly for the first time in the United States, of "Jeu de Barre," a contest in which riders attempt to strip ribbons from their opponent's shoulders without losing their own. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Riding the "Jeu de Barre," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, April 21, 1866, p. 68.

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