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Chapman Foal

Chapman Foal

Chapman the Foal, was born 1960 out of Cholderton Legend and Princess Primrose. He went to the Queen as a 3 year old Stallion. He was photographed here in Lumpsey Fields at Brotton 1960. I handled him many times and rode him to the transporter to be shipped to the Queens Stables in London. He was a quite a handful, as he was so fit and raring to go.

(thanks to Derick Pearson for photo and information)

Chapman 1960

Chapman 1960

This is Chapman the stallion out of Cholderton Legend and Princess Primrose, just prior to going to London. He was named as one of the most famous stallions in the country. He is named in dozens of the Cleveland Bay magazines of that period.

(thanks to Derick Pearson for photo and information)

Dutchman & Chapman at Fryup Hall, August 1961

Dutchman & Chapman at Fryup Hall, August 1961

This is Dutchman and Chapman at Fryup Hall in August 1961. He ”Chapman” went to many Cleveland Bay owners as stud prior going to London. Miss Ruth Kitching, The Duals, Sunleys, America Jack to name but a few of the famed Cleveland Bay owners in this area.

(infornation and photo courtesy of Derick Pearson )

Earl Primrose

Earl Primrose

Earl Primrose born 1st May 1957. Here with my Grandfather training him. Photo taken looking from Lumpsey fields toward Broadbent Street at Brotton. Earl Primrose was sold to Gurney’s in Hemel Hempstead, another renowned Cleveland Bay breeder at that time. He was a beautiful natured horse and a pleasure to work with.

Thanks again to Derick Pearson for the photo and information)

Stanley Chapman Jnr Prizewinner Danby 1960

Stanley Chapman Jnr Prizewinner Danby 1960

Stanley Chapman Junior, Stanley’s son, here at Danby Show August 19th, 1960. This little colt was a real beauty.

 (photo and information courtesy of Derick Pearson)

Fair Lad & Granddad

Fair Lad & Granddad

Fair Lad here taken with my grandfather in Lumpsey Fields again looking toward the top of Kilton Lane Brotton. Just above the horses muzzle is where the new Brotton Hospital now stands. This Horse went to Miss Kitching’s at Dale House, another famous Cleveland Bay owner.

(photo and information courtesy of Derick Pearson)

Granddad and Prince

Granddad & Prince

This one is Prince a youngster on his first outing to a show. This was Stokesley show in 1958. He won second prize, first time out. My grandfather was pleased with him. Although he could be quite a handful.

(photo and information courtesy of Derick Pearson)

Granddad on the Cart, Lumpsey Pastures,

Granddad on the Cart, Lumpsey Pastures,

My grandfather on the old cart in Lumpsey fields. Looking toward North Skelton on extreme left and with Skelton Town Clock dead center on horizon. This was Lady Dolly in the shafts, she was a pleasure to work with. Cleveland Bays were multi purpose horses, the could hunt, do point to point and were tremendous workers. Size for size, they took some beating. My grandfather in this photo was about 78 years old and had spent a lifetime with horses. He finally achieved his dream when his champion (Chapman) was purchased by the Queen, who’s buyers came to see them at Brotton. He won a Professorship and Title with the Berry School of Horsemanship in Ohio USA in 1912. The certificate is still in the family. He was one of only 2 people in England to ever win it by correspondence and was booked to go to Ohio on the Titanic from Southampton in 1912. Circumstances prevented him from going. How fortunate, I may never have been here to tell the tale had he gone at that time. Another thing worthy of mention is that the original Cleveland Bay was called a Chapman. It was a Tinkers or Pot, Pan and Knife sharpeners horse. Those travelling people were called Chapman’s in times of old, hence the name which was attached to the breed. Grandad was always proud of this, saying these horses were named especially for him and that is why he named his champion ”Chapman”
(thanks again to Derrick Pearson for the photo and information)

Noddy Readman, Granddad, Horses and a Mate

Noddy Readman, Granddad, Horses and a Mate

Derick Pearson tell us: ”This is a photo of Noddy Readman left (a local horseman), my grandfather (center) and with two more entries for Stokesley show – one named ’Fair Escort’.” David Twigg tells us: ”The gentleman on the right of the photograph , is Thomas Wilson ( my father in law ) living at East Pastures at the time of this photo . Thomas later moved to No 8 Liverton Village , then Easington where he and his wife ( Mary ) are buried.”

Image and primary information courtesy of Derick Pearson; also thanks to David Twigg for the update.

Noddy with the Champion

Noddy with the Champion

A newspaper cutting of Noddy Readman again with my grandfathers Cleveland Bay foal at another show 11th August 1960. This foal topped the show.

(phot and infromation courtesy of Derick Pearson)