Two Notable Saddlebred Supporters, Betty E. Brockman and Dinwiddie Lampton, Jr., Mourned
RELEASE: October 7, 2008
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Jessica Fisher
Two American Saddlebred supporters recognizable to many in the Saddlebred community have died: Betty E. Brockman, and Dinwiddie Lampton, Jr.
On Friday, September 26, 2008, Betty Elaine (Hilgendorf) Brockman, died peacefully at age 84. She was born February 19, 1924, in Beloit, WI, the daughter of the late Ada (Bussewitz) and Bernhard Hilgendorf.
Betty and her husband Donald O. Brockman built and ran Brockman Stables in Neenah, WI. For many years they were deeply involved in the training and showing of American Saddlebred horses. Don preceded Betty in death on January 21, 2004.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.muehlboettcher.com
Dinwiddie Lampton, Jr., a longtime Louisville insurance executive and enthusiast of steeplechase racing and horse-drawn carriages, died Thursday, October 2, at his home in Lexington, KY. He was 94.
As reported on September 27, 2008, in the Louisville (Kentucky) Courier-Journal
, Lampton focused on horse-related activities at his Hardscuffle farm in Oldham County. He played host to the Hardscuffle Steeplechase, which began in the mid-1970s because he and his son Mason admired the sport.
Lampton was also known for his extensive collection of horse-drawn carriages, buggies and coaches. He was a familiar face around the city who was seen frequently in TV commercials saying, "Be wise, be insured," while he sat atop one of his many elaborately designed carriages.
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