Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Vintage Gainesville Community Circus

If the colors are accurate on this linen post card, the white leg markings indicate this act was 3 chestnuts and 3 grey's. Does anyone know who's act is was and who is presenting it in this photo?


johnny tanglefoot said...

This is local horseman at the time, Vern Brewer. Not circus but he did a good job training this liberty act for Gainsville. Later years he would become on e of the top breeders of miniature horses in the country. A protogee in the Gainsville years was Portis Simms. Brewer would marry ex-wife of Harold Ward, Bette and they would be lifelong gainsville citizens. johnny

Wade G. Burck said...

John Milton Tang,
Thank you for the information. I am familiar with the Brewer breeding program and had no idea that Vern had "circus roots."