Interview with H. T. Derickson, October 27, 2006

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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H. T. Derickson is the owner of Van Bert Farm in Stanton, Kentucky where he raises and trains Mountain Horses, also known as Rocky Mountain Horses. Derickson, who previously trained Tennessee Walking Horses, was one of the first in to raise registered Mountain Horses. The farm has been in the family for five generations and Derickson shares family stories of growing up in Stanton, tells how the farm changed over the years, and explains why he chose to focus on the Mountain Horse. He reflects on the characteristics of the breed, its economic potential, particularly in eastern Kentucky, and talks of the challenges facing horse breeders and trainers. Also discussed are show experiences and the involvement of three generations of the family in the business.

Interview Accession

2006oh165_hik006

Interviewee Name

H. T. Derickson

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2006-10-27

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Derickson, H. T. Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 27 Oct. 2006. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Derickson, H.T. (2006, October 27). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Derickson, H. T., interview by Kim Lady Smith. October 27, 2006, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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