Red Mountain Mailbox Is a Penn-Marydel with Crazy Hustle

Red Mountain Mailbox '09 is not your grandfather’s Penn-Marydel. Part of the Sedgefield pack, Mailbox beat a potential field of over 500 younger hounds to win the two-day 2017 Sedgefield Foxhound Performance Trial (the 13 hunts that competed have that many hounds, and each hunt entered their best hounds). He won the points total, but more importantly, he was the “huntsman’s choice.”

Bull Run Hosts Puppy Show and Naming Party

Bull Run Hunt Club (VA) members gathered on the evening of July 8, 2017 at Inskeep Hall in Mitchells, Virginia, for the annual puppy show and naming party. This celebration of our young hounds has become one of the favorite special events on our calendar. Huntsman Charles Montgomery skillfully presented the unentered hounds, Brawler, Dingo, Wallace, Gordon, Smitty and Skye to honorary judges John Harrison, Deep Run Hunt (VA) huntsman, and Kelly Burdge, Howard County-Iron Bridge (MD) huntsman.

Hunt Staff Share Their Summer Schedules

For many people, the middle of July means vacationing with family, trips to the beach, and a slightly relaxed schedule. For hunt staff, it's a busy time of preparation and planning ahead. Huntsmen, whippers-in, and Masters are working hard now to have all the elements of a great season ready in a few weeks. We asked a dozen professional and amateur staff members how they're spending their summer days.

Remembering Sundin

Saying goodbye is hard. Saying goodbye to your best friend and partner of 14 years is close to impossible. I've always wondered if is is better to have a young horse with an old soul or an older horse with a young soul. When I first got Sundin, he was 11 years old, and had had quite the steeplechase career. He was still very fiery, a tough ride, but ultimately very safe. He was a good teacher for someone like me that was ready to push their riding to a new level. We showed jumpers, foxhunted, and did a bit of trail riding.

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.

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