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Helen Preece

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Helen Preece circa 1913

Helen Preece (1897-?) was a British Olympic equestrian who also rode in America.[1][2]

Biography

She was the daughter of Ambrose Preese, of Fulham road, London.[3]

References

  1. "Helen Preece To Ride Here. 14-Year-Old Girl, Honored by Queen Alexandra, Coming to Horse Show.". New York Times. November 5, 1911. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=980DEFDF1E31E233A25756C0A9679D946096D6CF. Retrieved 2008-12-23. "Among the passengers in the Minnewaska, which sailed to-day, is Helen Preece, a 14 year-old girl who as an equestrienne has no equal in this country. ..." 
  2. "Girl to enter Olympic Games". Louisville Courier-Journal. July 7, 1912. http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/summer/1912/MOP/mens-individual.html. Retrieved 2008-12-23. "Englishwomen are expecting Miss Helen Preece, a 15-year-old horsewoman, to accomplish great things at the Olympic games at Stockholm this month. Miss Preece, who will be the only female representative at the games, has won fame here as an expert horsewoman and athlete generally, and her abilities are not [un]known in the United States. At New York in November last, at the Madison Square Garden Horse Show, Miss Preece won outright the $1,000 gold cup, open to the world for riding, in addition to many other “blues.”" 
  3. "Fifteen year old prodigy at Olympiad". The Evening Independent. July 9, 1912. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cYwLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=_VMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2698,1784890&dq=helen-preece. Retrieved 2008-12-23. "She is Helen Preece, a daughter of Mr. Ambrose Preese, of Fulham road, London." 




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