Saturday, November 12, 2016

GOODBYE: Final issue of Horse of DelVal

Well, this is a bummer: "The Horse of Delaware Valley" has published its final issue. The equestrian tabloid's December issue says "Thanks for the Memories" on page 1, along with thumbnails of 15 covers from the past. Its website says, "We wish you the best" but gives no reason for the abrupt closing. 
It was always funny to watch people pulling the newspaper out of their post office box at Unionville and immediately opening to page 2 to see if their photograph was there. Page 2 was reserved for shots of spectators and participants at horse events (bonus points if you were blonde, wearing a smart hat, carrying a cute dog or kissing your pony).
There were pages of full-color real estate ads featured gorgeous bucolic farms. Sometimes the locations were described using an insular shorthand like "Tuesday country" (translation for baffled outsiders: the areas where Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds hunt on Tuesdays).
Sorry to see another publication go by the wayside.

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