- Carolyn Rees-Potter and Epp Wilson, MFH. Photos by David Rees-Potter.
On a sunny, warm Friday, October 13th, keen masters, huntsmen and members from eight hunts packed up horses and hounds and hit the road, heading for a common destination - the Moore County Hounds' 7th Annual Performance Trials in Southern Pines, N.C. Participating hunts included Aiken (SC), Camden (SC), Cedar Knob (TN), Last Chance, Mecklenburg (NC), Sedgefield (NC), Thornton Hill (VA), and Wiggins (SC). Under the auspices of the MFHA Hark Forward initiative, a season-long celebration of foxhunting across the country, we were looking forward to connecting with our foxhunter colleagues in friendly rivalry, to vie for top hunt and hound honors over the two-day performance trials.