Tryon Hunt Celebrates at Historic 90th Anniversary Hunt Ball

The Tryon Hounds (NC) celebrated the conclusion of its 90th season of riding to hounds with a grand hunt ball held at the Lodge of Lake Bowen Commons. Over 120 Tryon Hounds members and their guests attended the black tie affair. The Hunt Ball, a longstanding tradition, is also a major fundraiser. The live and silent auctions were a big success, raising over $35,000 for the hunt.

Sedgefield Hosts Popular Carolinas Hound Trial

Just think of it: 13 different hunts pick their top five hounds, and those 65 hounds are put together to form a Super Pack, and then you get to ride your horse to witness their awesome hunting prowess and incredible music. It’s the stuff foxhunting dreams are made of, and that’s the Sedgefield Hunt (NC) Carolinas Foxhound Performance Trial, held for the past 11 years in Hoffman, NC, just south of Southern Pines. Over the years just about all the foxhunters return every season, so that many have become fast friends and call the weekend the Foxhunters Annual Family Reunion.

North Hills Members Get Engaged at Closing Meet

On April 7th, Brit Vegas' day in the hunt field had already been fun and a little bit exciting. A professional trainer who reschools off-track Thoroughbreds, she had regrouped after an unplanned dismount from her horse. One of her dearest friends had flown in to Nebraska from Colorado to ride with her and was enjoying the chase. When Vegas' boyfriend, veterinarian Adam Gengenbach, got off at a check and approached her, she didn't immediately realize just how significant the day the date was about to become.

Call of the Wild: Versatile Hound Joins Sled Team in Off Season

Is he a wheel dog or a strike hound? This versatile New England canine loves both of his jobs. In the hunt season, Old North Bridge Hounds Chipotle 2012 (Chip to his friends) is out with his buddies in the pack, doing his day job as a foxhound for the draghunt based in historic Concord, Massachusetts. However, in the off-season, he doesn’t curl up in the kennel and watch the snow fall. He dons his harness and takes on his other occupation, pulling a dog sled.

Mecklenburg Hounds Celebrates Its Diamond Jubilee

In November 1956, on an unseasonably warm day, a group of riders dressed in scarlet and black followed their joint masters Mr. Junius Fisher and Mr. Hugh Heafner, their huntsman and hounds into the forests and fields near the small city of Charlotte, North Carolina. By doing so, they officially began the first season of Mecklenburg Hounds Inc. (MHi). Dwight D. Eisenhower had just been elected to his second term as President of the United States. Elvis Presley’s “Love Me Tender” was the number one song in the country. There were no such things as cell phones, MRI’s or GPS.

Ireland Welcomes Eighteen Norfolk Hunt Members

With the cold New England weather shutting down their hunt season shortly after Thanksgiving, a robust group of Norfolk Hunt Club (MA) members headed to Ireland in February for a week of sport and sightseeing. When joint Masters Tom Lewis and Dominic Cammarata began to coordinate the trip, they expected seven or eight travelers - but ultimately 18 brave souls made the trip. Not only did they escape frigid temperatures, they enjoyed the good fortune to ride five days on the Emerald Isle without any rain.

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