Letters Patent of the Horse Breeders Association of the County of Welland. Consists of four pages attached by a blue paper seal with ribbons in the upper left corner. Founding members include Joseph Garner of Pelham; John Alexander Ramsden of Humberstone; Neville Bentley Colcock of Welland; Menno Simon Beam of Willoughby; and Charles Sherk of Humberstone. It is stated that the Association is for “the purchase, sale, breeding, keeping and travelling of thoroughbred or other horses entire or otherwise”
The Association was based in the Town of Welland. Capital stock of the Association was $3000 and there were 150 shares. The document includes the signatures of John Assher, Deputy Registrar; Oliver Mowat, Attorney-General; and John Beverly Robinson, Lieut. General.