Any journalist, historian or author will tell you—get your information from the most direct source possible. Get the story from the people who were there. Well, with limited resrouces and time, that isnt always possible.
But in researching my next manuscript, I decided it couldn’t hurt to ask. And this is what I got:
Copies of the original 1942 and 1945 American Horse Show rulebook. This relates directly to my needs, as my next manuscript will involve horse jumping competitions during the 40s. (more on my new novel coming soon!)
Many, many thanks to the folks at the United States Equestrian Federation. They were quick to answer my questions and send these fabulous scans!
To writers, never underestimate the power of asking for something you think might be out there!