Exhibition - Women of the Turf
The historic Hays-Heighe House was the headquarters for Prospect Hill Farm, where Robert and Anne Heighe bred, raised, and trained thoroughbred horses. Now surrounded by the campus of Harford Community College, the house is a public history site that showcases Harford County’s diverse social and cultural history through exhibits, inclusive programming, and strategic partnerships. To honor the important equestrian history of the property, we instituted the Robert and Anne Heighe Award for Excellence in Equestrian Journalism, presented every other fall in conjunction with a related exhibit and reception. This year, our equestrian exhibit, Women of the Turf, honors women in Maryland and beyond who have excelled in all aspects of equestrian sport, including as thoroughbred farm owners, trainers, jockeys and journalists. This year’s award will be presented to photojournalists Cappy Jackson and Lydia Williams at the exhibit opening event on Friday, October 4, 2019. Previous award recipients include Joseph Kelly, William Boniface, Humphrey Finney, Peb, and Jim McKay.