Interview with David Mountjoy, February 7, 2007

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

David Mountjoy is a third generation Saddlebred breeder and farmer from Lawrenceburg in Anderson County, Kentucky. He shares stories of his grandfather "Corduroy" Mountjoy and father Billy Mountjoy and discusses many owners and trainers he has worked with, including Walter Murphy, Frank Bradshaw, and Earl Teater. Mountjoy discusses working on the farm, showing colts, and selling horses. Horses discussed include Night Prowler, Mountjoy's Premier Starheart, Kentucky Moonshine, Royal Rex Sea, and Perfect Mate to a Perfect Jewel. Mountjoy also talks of barn fires, labor issues, and working at High Point Farm.

Interview Accession

2007oh054_hik015

Interviewee Name

David Mountjoy

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-02-07

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Mountjoy, David Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 07 Feb. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Mountjoy, D. (2007, February 07). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Mountjoy, David, interview by Kim Lady Smith. February 07, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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