Loula Long Combs
Loula Long Combs

Loula Long Combs

Hi my name is Loula Long Combs and I am famous for training and showing horses.  I was born in Columbus, Kansas. When I was 4 years old I would climb over the stall door and started to ride horses. We moved to Kansas City at the age of 10. I loved showing horses. I dressed in my full-length gowns and feathered hats to show them. I won many awards in London, Canada, and in the United States. As I got older, I married Robert Pryor Combs, also a horse lover. We lived at Longview Farm where I kept and trained my horses. I drove my horse, King, as the only woman in the open roadster class and won first place at the Olympian horse show. I won again in 1913 in Madison Square Garden. Before I died in 1971, my sister and I gave 146 acres of Longview Farm to start Longview College. People still remember me for my family’s charity, my independent mind, and my 60 years of showing horses at the American Royal Horse Show.

by Serenity

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