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PortraitW.H. Scotty Bryce

W. H. Bryce of Arcola, Saskatchewan, a leading draught horse breeder in an era when horses were the principal source of farm power, was born near Stirling, Scotland. He obtained his early education there and, coming from a farm background, he went on to obtain a diploma in agriculture.

In 1882 when Captain E. M. Pierce brought a group of wealthy young Englishmen to settle on farms in the Cannington Manor district, Scotty Bryce was hired to teach the young men how to farm. While the greenhorns gave it a try the experiment was not a success and Scotty remarked: ìI was glad when the young gentlemen took up tennis so I could get on with the work.î Scotty himself was able to get established on a homestead near Arcola.

Initially the Bryces lived in a log cabin but later built a magnificent stone house and equally impressive stone horse barn. They called their farmstead Doune Lodge Stock Farm.

Clydesdale horses became their chief interest and in 1905 Scotty began importing breeding stock from Scotland. Included in his first shipment of two stallions and eight mares was the mare Rosadora, judged the best mare at the Highland Show in Glasgow, and the stallion Perpetual Motion, one of Scotty's best show horses. Scotty became widely renowned for his show horses and breeding stock.

A founding father of the Saskatchewan Horse Breeders Association, Scotty Bryce served as vice-president in 1909 and 1910 and president from 1911 to 1913.

He died in 1915 but his widow carried on with the breeding farm, winning many championships, including some at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, with Clydesdale blood lines that Scotty Bryce introduced to his adopted country.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Arcola Agricultural Society, 1977."

 

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