Mountjoys inducted into Horse Show Hall of Fame

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By The Staff

The late William David “Billy” Mountjoy II and William “David” Mountjoy III were inducted Aug. 24 into the World’s Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame during the Kentucky State Fair
According to a news release, the Mountjoy Farm, located on Fox Creek Road in Lawrenceburg since 1897, has been home to one of the largest and oldest saddlebred breeding farms.
“It started with W.D. “Cordy” Mountjoy, who collected 4,000 horses for use in World War I by the U.S. military.
 “William David ‘Cordy’ was inducted into the Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Hall of Fame at its induction in 1962.
“In 1950 Cordy Mountjoy was joined in the operation of the farm by his son, William D. ‘Fuzzy’ Mountjoy and his wife Rhetta. Here they raised four children, Rita, Michael, David and Candy.
“When Cordy died, Billy and his son David operated the farm until Billy’s death in 1983. Since then David has operated Mountjoy Farm and Stable. Billy raised WC Bluegrass Lady, A Perfect Mate to A Perfect Jewel (BHF) dam of WC Set The Style and WC Stonewall’s Sound of Music. He raised Beau James, Mickey Finn, Rex Winsome and Hayfield’s Fairy. He was the only trainer ever to win the first three places in the Kentucky Weanling Futurity the same night; they were Kilarney’s Debbie, Park Acres Kilarney’s Debutante and Our Wild Child.”