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Western Lecture Series: Fred Klink
April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horses of the Old West: Their Origins, Their Uses, and What Became of Them
Fred was born in Ohio and moved to Illinois at the age of four. Fred received his undergraduate education at Northwestern University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois. He is a biochemist and has worked in industry developing analytical instruments for laboratories and currently owns a business providing technical continuing education for professional scientists.
Fred comes from a family of military horsemen. His grandfather was a cavalry officer and his father served as a warrant officer of artillery, initially with a horse-drawn regiment. Fred has made an extensive study of the history of the US Cavalry, focusing especially on the late Indian Wars period (c. 1868- 1890), the Interwar years (c. 1920-1940), and the US Army Olympic Equestrian teams (1912-1948). Fred has been a member of the US Cavalry Association since 1986 and has been a member of their Board of Directors and Vice President since the mid-90s.
Fred and his wife Dori have owned and ridden horses for many years. They currently own three horses—a Hanoverian, a Thoroughbred, and a German Riding Horse. Fred has competed in Three-Day Eventing and in cavalry competition for many years. His riding and competition travels have taken him all over the Western United States, into the Rose Parade in Pasadena, and even as far as Australia.
This is part of our Spring Western Lecture Series and is Free with Admission to the Museum. Members of the Blackahawk Museum enjoy free admission to all Western Lecture events in addition to Automotive Speaker Series Events. Become a member today!