Farley Mount

Farley Mount from Lewis and Irene.

Inspired by a ride through the Hampshire countryside, near where Lewis and Irene are based, to a monument that stands to remember a magnificent 18th century thoroughbred…. Farley Mount.

The inscription on the monument reads the following:

“Underneath lies buried a horse, the property of Paulet St. John Esq, that in the month of September 1733 leaped into a chalk pit twenty-five feet deep a foxhunting with his master on his back and in October 1734 he won the Hunters Plate on Worthy Downs and was rode by his owner and was entered in the name of Beware Chalk Pit”.

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