On April 22, Amwell Valley Hounds (NJ) hosted the New Jersey Inter-Hunt Puppy Show, with entries from New Jersey packs Essex Fox Hounds, Monmouth County Hunt, Spring Valley Hounds, and Windy Hollow Hunt (NY). Graham Buston, Blue Ridge Hunt (VA) huntsman, served as judge. The show has run since 1979 and the participating hunts rotate hosting the competition from year to year. Sixteen classes were pinned, including the Junior Handler division in which a four-year-old earned top honors with Windy Hollow's Farmington Brixton '12.

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Amwell Valley Tartan moves out for the judge. Photo courtesy of Susan DeHaven.

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Amwell Valley huntsman Steve Farrin shows their Touchdown. Photo courtesy of Susan DeHaven.

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Winning junior handler, Miss Quinn McEachern, age 4, with Windy Hollow's Farmington Brixton '12 and Dale Haysom. Photo courtesy of Susan DeHaven.

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Huntsmen Steve Farrin of Amwell Valley, left, Chris Burrows-Wood of Windy Hollow Hunt, center, and Bart Poole, Essex Fox Hounds, kneeling, and handlers. Photo courtesy of Susan DeHaven.

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Blue Ridge huntsman and show judge, Graham Buston, assisted by his wife and professional whipper-in, Sheri. Photo courtesy of Susan DeHaven.

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Graham Buston, Steve Farrin, Sheri Buston, and Amwell Valley MFH. Photo courtesy of Susan DeHaven.

A Championship lunch followed the event, organized by Amwell Valley Hounds’ Joint MFH Cynthia Hoogland-Nance. Next year's event will be hosted by Essex Fox Hounds.

Full results were as follows:

Class 1 - Unentered Dog - Amwell Valley Hounds - Steven Farrin, Huntsman • 1st – Penine (CL Sinbin 12 – AV Puffin 10) - English • 2nd – Tartan (BR Tanyard 12 – AV Nibble 12) - Crossbred • 3rd – Portman (CL Sinbin 12 – AV Puffin 10) - English

Class 2 - Unentered Dog - Essex Fox Hounds - Bart Poole, Huntsman • 1st – Roddy • 2nd – Rubbish • 3rd – Rumdum

Class 3 - Unentered Dog – Monmouth County Hunt - Meg Valnoski, Joint MFH/Huntsman • 1st – Ricochet • 2nd – Rover • 3rd – Rascal

Class 4 - Unentered Dog - Spring Valley Hounds – Dr. David Schroepfer, Joint MFH/Huntsman • No entries

Class 5 - Unentered Dog - Windy Hollow Hunt - Christopher Burrows-Wood, Huntsman • 1st – Riley (FH Brixton 12 – WH Rosie 16) - Crossbred • 2nd – Piper (WH Padlock 15 – WH Biscuit 14) - Crossbred • 3rd – Pilot (WH Padlock 15 – WH Biscuit 14) - Crossbred

Class 6 - Unentered Bitch - Amwell Valley Hounds - Steven Farrin, Huntsman • 1st – Tappit (BR Tanyard 12 – AV Nibble 12) - Crossbred • 2nd – Tanqueray (BR Tanyard 12 – AV Nibble 12) - Crossbred • 3rd – Passion (CL Sinbin 12 – AV Puffin 10) - English

Class 7 - Unentered Bitch - Essex Fox Hounds - Bart Poole, Huntsman • 1st – Reaper • 2nd – Rebel • 3rd – Radish

Class 8 - Unentered Bitch – Monmouth County Hunt - Meg Valnoski, Joint MFH/Huntsman • 1st – Ruby • 2nd – Revere • 3rd – Relic

Class 9 - Unentered Bitch - Spring Valley Hounds - Dr. David Schroepfer, Joint MFH/Huntsman • No entries

Class 10 -Unentered Bitch - Windy Hollow Hunt - Christopher Burrows-Wood, Huntsman • 1st – Pistol (WH Padlock 15 – WH Biscuit 14) - Crossbred • 2nd – Pinwheel (WH Padlock 15 – WH Biscuit 14) - Crossbred

Class 11 - Best Unentered Dog • Champion – Penine (CL Sinbin 12 – AV Puffin 10) – English – Amwell Valley Hounds • Reserve Champion – Ricochet – Monmouth County Hunt

Class 12 - Best Unentered Bitch - Open to first and second place winners from each hunt. • Champion – Tappit (BR Tanyard 12 – AV Nibble 12) – Crossbred – Amwell Valley Hounds • Reserve Champion – Ruby – Monmouth County Hunt

Class 13 – Championship Challenge Trophy - Best Unentered Hound • Champion – Penine (CL Sinbin 12 – AV Puffin 10) – English – Amwell Valley Hounds • Reserve – Tappit (BR Tanyard 12 – AV Nibble 12) – Crossbred – Amwell Valley Hounds

Class 14 Entered Dog • 1st – AV Sinbad 17 (CL Sinbin 12 – AV Lyric 12) - English • 2nd – WH Reuver 16 (GB Riley 10 – WH Brenna 11) - Crossbred • 3 rd – SV Atilla 17 (EF Adam 07 – CH Locket 13) - Crossbred

Class 15 Entered Bitch • 1st – AV Bounty 16 (BR Barnfield 10 – AV Hectic 08) - English • 2nd – Essex Daisy 17 (EF Roadster 13 – EF Dixie 12) - American • 3rd – WH Renie 16 (GB Riley 10 – WH Brenna 11) - Crossbred

Class 16 Junior handlers: WHH Quinn McEachern – 4 yrs old; SVH – four Juniors – age 13-17; plus others

Class A: 5 years old and under • 1st – Quinn McEachern walking FH Brixton 12, from Windy Hollow Hunt

Class B: 13 years old and Over • 1st – Olive Scaff walking Regal, unentered, from Monmouth County Hunt • 2nd – Braelyn Meivogel walking SV Atilla 17, from Spring Valley Hounds • 3rd – Abby Weiss walking SV Smiley 16, from Spring Valley Hounds • 4th – Kazzandra Higgens walking SV Samson 16, from Spring Valley Hounds • 5th – Jasmine Boge walking SV Titus 17, from Spring Valley Hounds • 6th – Alex Riozzi walking Ruby, unentered, from Monmouth County Hunt • Reserve – Amanda Sterling walking AV Bounty 16, from Amwell Valley Hounds

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