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River Breeze

River Breeze

Welsh Strawbridge was a noted equestrian and his favorite horse was named River Breeze, they are shown here together.

photo of Welsh Strawbridge and his champion steeplechaser Riverbreeze

River Breeze won sixteen Steeplechase races in the 1920’s. He died in 1941 and was buried on the grounds along with his companion, a dog named Pip.

"Uncle Welsh owned and rode racehorses....He had a fabulous horse named River Breeze who generally won, so the betting was always in his favor...." 66 p217

The burial site is marked with a head stone and a statue of a thoroughbred at full gallop that was donated to HPHA by Joe and Marie Dillon.

photo of River Breeze Grave Stone

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Welsh and River Breeze
Welsh Strawbridge and his champion steeplechaser Riverbreeze. This photo shows the 1839 Barn before it burned down and was rebuilt in the 1950s. The well room had not been built at this time
photo of Welsh Strawbridge and his champion steeplechaser Riverbreeze
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River Breeze Grave Stone
River Breeze won sixteen Steeple Chase races in the 20’s and was Mr. Strawbridge’s favorite horse. The horse’s companion, a dog named Pip, was buried next to him.
photo of River Breeze Grave Stone
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