In a memoir about my grandmother Kathleen (1908 – 2013), her son, my father, wrote that she remarked in an interview that when she was young she would often play golf in the morning and go riding in the afternoon – or go riding in the morning and play golf in the afternoon.
She rode from the stables owned and run by Miss Roach at Prospect, in an interview . Miss Roach was a good friend and Kathleen gave lessons for her to less experienced riders. Kathleen’s favourite horse was a hack named Black Opal. In 1929, when she was twenty-one, Kathleen won a blue ribbon at the Royal Adelaide Show riding Black Opal.
This picture, from the Adelaide Mail of 14 September 1929, is of Kathleen and Black Opal just before the show.
|The Woman’s Realm. (1929, September 14). The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), p. 21. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63432788|
Hack pairs ridden by a lady and a gentleman was won by Misses K. C. Cudmore and E.C.D. Scott’s Black Opal and Lorraine. (RECORD CROWDS SEE RING EVENTS. (1929, September 28). Observer (Adelaide, SA : 1905 – 1931), p. 8. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165609905)